Putting local pride aside, have you ever thought where the best place to live in Britain might be? A recent investigation by The Sunday Times has helped them to put their ‘Best Places to Live’ list together for 2018. There is an overall winner, and then winners for each region, so there is plenty of food for thought if you’re thinking of buying a new home at property auction Lake District or through an estate agent. The investigation considered community spirit, places of culture, thriving businesses, new industries, housing, history and more when making this list. Keep this list in mind when visiting property auctions Lake District or estate agents, as it could give you some great ideas.

Overall Winner – York, North Yorkshire

York is a city on the rise based in God’s Own County, Yorkshire. It has a very rich history which can still be seen with the cathedral and walls that surround the city. York is also popular with a lot of modern industries, such as software designers, researchers, games companies, film-makers and more. This is causing something of an ‘industrial revolution’ in York, and businesses are catering to this new, hip, young population with cool cafés and bars popping up on every corner, and tech advances, as York has the fastest internet in Britain! There are a huge variety of properties available at property auctions Lake District in York, both in the city centre and the slightly more relaxed suburbs.

Greater London Region Winner – Bermondsey, Southwark

London is an enormous city, so it must have been hard for The Sunday Times to settle on this one, but Bermondsey is the place to be apparently! Located in Zone 1, it is close to the heart of the city, but less in your face than regions like Shoreditch. With properties still available for under £1m, you could maybe snap up a bargain at a property auction Lake District! Whilst moving to the centre of London may seem daunting to some people, there are plenty of open spaces where you can find a small area of peace and quiet, even in Zone 1!

Northwest Winner – Altrincham, Chesire

Recently blessed with a multi-million-pound regeneration, Altrincham (which was once regarded as something of a joke ten years ago), is apparently jumping. It is drawing a huge variety of people, ranging from parents, to retired couples, to businesspeople. It is definitely a commuter town, although more affluent than others, thanks to its fantastic transport links. It is also home to three ice hockey clubs, so if you’re a fan of hitting pucks or just watching, visit a local estate agent or have a look at some property auctions Lake District to see what’s on offer.

Northern Ireland Winner – Ballyhackamore, Belfast

Earning the nickname ‘Ballysnackamore’ for its huge variety of brunch places, restaurants, cafés and cocktail bars, this town is heaven for ladies, and gents, who lunch! It is also located very close to Belfast too, allowing easy travel into the city for work or leisure. Houses here are also reasonably priced, so you could quite easily pick up a bargain at an estate agent or property auction Lake District.