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Hart is the best place to live in the UK!

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Hart is the best place to live in the UK!

Published at 2:42pm 16th December 2017. (Updated at 2:50pm 16th December 2017)

Hart has been crowned the UK's best place to live for the fifth time!

A quality of life survey by Halifax has seen rural areas come out top. 

Halifax named the quiet area in North-East Hampshire as the top spot for 2017 in the latest annual results.

The research takes into account factors such as residents' health and life expectancy, wellbeing, earnings, employment, crime rates and weather.

The Orkney Islands in Scotland took second place, followed by Rutland in the East Midlands and Wychavon in Worcestershire.

Last year's winner Winchester took fifth place.

Meanwhile, two other boroughs in Surrey made the top 50 list; Waverley in Surrey came in seventh and Mole Valley 23rd. 

Hart climbed back up to the top spot from last year's position of 26. having scored strongly in the Office for National Statistics (ONS) personal wellbeing survey.

More than 97% of people living in Hart, report good or fairly good health in the survey. 

It also has the longest average female life expectancy in the UK of 86.7 years, and the third longest for males (82.5 years).

Hart residents enjoy 32.5 hours per week of sunshine, against the national average of 29.7 hours.

But the benefits of living in the UK's best place come at a price, with the average house price in Hart standing at £419,231, 8.8 times the average annual pre-tax local income.

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