National newspaper names Leamington among ten best places to live in Midlands

Leamington town centre.Leamington town centre.
Leamington town centre. | jpimedia
National newspaper The Sunday Times has again named Leamington as among the ten best places to live in the Midlands.

The newspaper's judges assess a wide range of factors, from schools, transport and broadband speed to culture, green spaces and the health of the high street to produce the guide.

Helen Davies, The Sunday Times Home editor, said: "Never has where you live felt more important. This year we have, along with house prices, air quality, good schools and access to green spaces, championed locations that have showcased great community spirit.

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"The feeling of involvement in and concern for one's local community is being challenged — and celebrated — as never before. We wish everyone well wherever they live."

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Leamington town centre | jpimedia

This year’s Midlands winner is the old market town Uppingham.

According to the guide, the average house price there is £299,950 and monthly rent costs on average £700 per month.

In comparison, Leamington's average house price is £285,000 and the average rent is £950 per month.

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The most expensive average house price among the ten locations Edale in Derbyshire, a previous winner, is £399,950 with rent being £1,200 on average.

Daniel Hegarty, Founder and CEO at Habito, the online mortgage broker said: “There are many factors that contribute to where people choose to live across the Midlands.

"Whether that’s buying to be near the many green spaces in Warwickshire, wanting to become part of a thriving community like those seen in districts like Digbeth, Birmingham or to be a bit closer to friends and family across the region.

"This year's deserving winner - Uppingham in Rutland - demonstrates that the UK's best places to live deliver much more than great real estate; they give people a sense of belonging and somewhere people can live their life to the full.”

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For longer entries, more on air quality, broadband, transport links, comprehensive listings of good schools and lifelong learning opportunities, local voices and property prices you can go online at new list including Leamington will be published on Sunday (March 22).

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