Posted: 12.04.19 at 09:59 by The Editor
Stamford has been named as one of the Sunday Times' top 10 Best Places to Live in the Midlands.
The prestigious Best Places to Live list is broken down into regions ahead of the overall winner of the UK-wide list being revealed this Sunday (April 14) in the newspaper's Best Places to Live Guide supplement.
The full list for the Midlands is: Edale in Derbyshire; Harborne, Birmingham; Kenilworth, Warwickshire; Leamington, Warwickshire; Ledbury, Herefordshire; Much Wenlock, Shropshire; Shipston-on-stour, Warwickshire; Shewsbury, Shropshire; Stamford, Lincolnshire; Vale of Belvoir, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Lincolnshire.
Stamford has made the prestigious list twice before - as overall winner in 2013 and in second place in 2017.
A wide range of factors - from employment, schools and broadband speed to culture, community spirit and local shops - are assessed to compile the definitive top locations to live.
The methodology uses statistics, including up to date house prices provided by Habito and TwentyCi, as well as the knowledge of The Sunday Times’ expert panel. The judges combine the hard data with their own on-the-ground experience and insight to ensure the chosen locations are places where everyone can thrive.
Helen Davies, The Sunday Times Home editor, said: “Finding our very own best place to live now feels more important than ever, for our wellbeing and wealth, happiness and health.
“Wherever you are on the property ladder, The Sunday Times has championed 101 locations across the UK, and crowned one lucky winner, that we think is a great place to make a home.
“This year we were looking for community spirit along with convenience and culture. There is so much going on around the country, and so many great places that the choice was a hard one.”