Newnham named best place to live in Britain

Roshina Jowaheer
Punting by The Granta Pub, Newnham, Cambridge, England, UK
Punting by The Granta Pub, Newnham, Cambridge, England, UK



The riverside hamlet of Newnham in Cambridgeshire has been revealed as the best place to live in the UK by The Sunday Times.

Pretty Newnham is one of the most affluent areas of Cambridge and is home to several Cambridge University colleges.

It boasts a village atmosphere, academic residents including Stephen Hawking, and is just a few minutes' walk from Cambridge city centre's shops and attractions.

Neurologist Dr Mario de Bono, 45, who lives with his Swedish wife and two children, told The Sunday Times: "The community feeling here is wonderful.

"The great thing is that it is so easy and convenient to get to the city centre, but we also have beautiful green areas like Grantchester Meadows just on our doorstep."

"We have people from all around the world living here. My son's year at school has children speaking Japanese, French, Italian, Swedish, Norwegian and Korean."

Meanwhile, Hart in Hampshire was named the UK's most desirable place to live in a recent Halifax quality of life survey.

The posh district was praised for its vast open spaces of heathland, the county's largest freshwater lake and being the least deprived area in England.

The average weekly wage is £839, a third more than the UK average of £629, but the average house price is nearly seven and a half times the typical local income.

Those who live in Hart also bask in 32.5 hours of sunshine per week compared to the national average of 29.5 hours.



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