Firle named among best places to live in Britain

A view of Firle Beacon, by Sarah Willingham. ENGSUS00120131119173515
A view of Firle Beacon, by Sarah Willingham. ENGSUS00120131119173515

Firle has been named among the Best Places to Live in Britain in a list compiled by The Sunday Times, based on statistics including crime rates, house prices and school performance.

The village came sixth in the list, which was published in the newspaper’s Best Places to Live guide, the first part of which was published on Sunday (March 13).

The annual supplement combines data and statistics such as crime rates, house prices and school performance with the local knowledge and expertise of Sunday Times writers to compile the definitive top locations to set up home.

The locations were selected for offering the best quality of life to the widest number of people, and combining desirable features such as a positive community spirit, good local shops and services and attractive outdoor spaces.

The Sunday Times Best Places to Live in Britain Part 1 is the first in a two part series. Last weekend, it revealed the best places to live in the Southeast, East, Northeast and Yorkshire, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales.

Part two, published on Sunday, March 20, will reveal the best places in the Southwest, Midlands, London and the Northwest, as well as the overall best place to live in the UK.

Commenting on The Sunday Times Best Places to Live, Home editor, Helen Davies, said: “Britain is full of great places to live, and our annual supplement celebrates the richness on offer from bustling market towns and buzzing city centres to sociable suburbs and sleepy hamlets.

“We go beyond dry statistics, drawing on personal experience and the expertise of our writers, to create the definitive list of the best places to live in the UK.”

Readers will be able to join in the conversation online by sharing their favourite places and why they love them using the hashtag #bestplacestolive.

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