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Knutsford in top 10 places to live in the North West

By on April 15, 2019

Knutsford has been named by the Sunday Times as one of the best places to live in the region in their annual report.

The report uses robust statistics, including exclusive, up-to-date house prices provided by Habito and TwentyCi, but also the knowledge of The Sunday Times’s expert panel. It also looks at factors such as employment, schools, broadband speed, culture, community spirit and local shops. This data is combined with the judges knowledge and insight.

The overall UK winner was judged as Salisbury, with Helen Davies, The Sunday Times editor commenting: “Salisbury has shown real collective spirit in dealing with a chemical attack that saw the cathedral city become the centre of world headlines for all the wrong reasons. There are still parts of the city where the clean-up continues, but to bounce back and be even stronger is a sure sign of a very special community, which is one of the reasons we have chosen Salisbury as the best place to live in Britain in 2019. It remains a divinely attractive and welcoming place. It’s handy for coast, countryside and London, has some of the best schools in the southwest, a great market and it’s very strong culturally, too.”

Previous winners of the top title in The Sunday Times Best Places to Live include York last year, Bristol in 2017 and Hampshire in 2016.

The best place to live in the north west in 2019 was judged as Kirkby Lonsdale in Cumbria. In 2017, Knutsford was judged as king in the north west.

Cheshire has most entries in the north west with Altrincham – which won last year, Knutsford and Bollington all in the top 10.

According to The Sunday Times report, prospective buyers can find a starter property in Knutsford for £283,715, a mid-market for £358,165, or a top-of-the-range for £774,100.


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