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Cumbria named “best place for happy families”

Published on: Monday 6th June 2016
Categorised under: Live , Cumbria, Lake District, Lifestyle, Relocation

The Lake District in Cumbria has topped a list of the best places in the UK to start a family.

A study by estate agent eMoov and charity Hope for Children found that the region has low crime, affordable housing, great schools and long life expectancy.

Factors such as average house prices, the amount of victim-based crime in the areas, schooling and life expectancy were taken into account, with points added and subtracted to create a league table of happiness.

Cumbria came out on top, while London - with its high crime rates and soaring property prices - came last in the list.

Towns and villages in Cumbria are regularly named among the most desirable places to live in England.

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