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Barrow and Dalton in list of top 10 ‘most desirable postcodes’

Published on: Wednesday 16th November 2016
Categorised under: Live , Barrow, Cumbria, Lifestyle, Property

Cumbria boasts two of the most desirable places to live in England, according to the Royal Mail.

Royal Mail has commissioned a study of postcodes to find the most desirable places to live and work in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland based on a range of factors including good schools, access to green spaces and average commuting times.

The study, by the Centre for Economic and Business Research, calculated the most desirable areas based on a range of factors including good schools, access to green spaces, good employment prospects, affordable housing and average commuting times.

Steve Rooney, head of Royal Mail’s Address Management Unit, said: "Our study provides unique insight into the most desirable places to live and work in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, through the lens of the postcode.

"The postcode system, with origins dating back more than 150 years, continues to play an integral role in today’s technology-led world.”

Northern locations dominate the English top ten with the Wirral postcode district of CH63 topping the list.

Top 10 most desirable postcode districts in England

1. CH63 – Bebington, Wirral

2. IP5 – Kesgrave, Ipswich

3. LA15 – Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria

4. NR8 – Taverham, Norfolk

5. FY6 – Poulton-Le-Fylde, Lancashire

6. DT1 – Dorchester, West Dorset

7. WA1 – Warrington, Cheshire

8. CH62 – Eastham, Wirral

9. CH45 – Wallasey, Merseyside

10. LA13 – Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria

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