A great place to live

Wednesday February 5th, 2020


Fareham and Hart district have been named as two of the best places to live, coming second and third in the top 50 local authorities in the UK.

The Halifax Quality of Life Survey 2020 looks at local authorities across England, Scotland and Wales, and takes into consideration 26 different factors that homebuyers may consider when choosing a place to live.

In addition, for the first time, the research also takes into account how important the survey factors are to people looking to find the perfect property, with affordability, safety, and access to parks and green spaces all proving most essential according to UK adults.

Both Fareham and Hart were celebrated for its general health and happiness of residents, high employment rate and life satisfaction scores. Employment levels are significantly higher for Hart at 87.2% in Hart, compared to 75% for the rest of the country.

Councillor David Neighbour, Leader of Hart District Council, said: “It’s wonderful to see that residents consistently rate Hart as one of the best places to live in the country.  We are proud of our thriving local economy, clean, green and safe environment, and high life expectancy which contribute to our excellent health and happiness scores.

Fareham Borough Council leader, Councillor Sean Woodward, said: “This shows just why our borough is so special. People really like Fareham borough as a place to work, to live in and to bring up their families. We’re so close to the Solent, to beautiful countryside and good school – I’m not surprised we’re one of Britain’s best places to live.”

Image credit: Hart District Council, Hartley Wintney Common.



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