Buxton Named One of the Best Places to Live 2018
Buxton has been named by The Sunday Times as one of the top 50 towns and suburbs to live in Britain for 2018. Highlighting the most attractive suburbs, rural locations and best places for city living, Buxton was named amongst 10 best places to live in the Midlands, with Shipston-upon-Sour in Warwickshire named the overall winner for the Midlands category.
York was crowned Overall winner from all regions, as the Best Place to Live in Britain.
The lists were compiled in association with Countrywide, looking at overall data such as crime rates, schools, house prices, and transport links as well as shopping facilities and places offering the best quality of life to the widest number of people but also with the expertise and knowledge of the Sunday Times writers team who visited locations the length and breadth of the UK.
In the article published on 18th March 2018, it says “It’s not hard to pinpoint the appeal of Buxton, and it has featured regularly on this list. The highest market town in England, this lofty perch is perfect for lovers of countryside and culture alike: the Peak District National Park is on the doorstep and there’s a sumptuous opera house in the centre.”
They go to say that “Buxton’s other advantage is beauty. Modelled on Bath by the dukes of Devonshire in the 18th century, it has wide avenues and grand Georgian houses. And it will be even more attractive next year, when a £50m project to restore the grand Crescent is finally completed, 12 years late.“.
Average house prices were given at the time of print as £94,500 for a starter home and £210,000 for a mid price home, an increase of 8.4% in the last year.