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Halifax survey names South Cambridgeshire as best place to live in rural Britain

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April 18 2011

Halifax survey names South Cambridgeshire as best place to live in rural Britain
A Halifax survey into rural Britain has named South Cambridgeshire as the most idyllic rural retreat on the island.

Citing a healthy mix of high incomes, life expectancy and educational standards the survey found that the surrounding countryside beat any other UK retreat.

The average resident of the area earns £739 per week with 95% of respondents in good health and 79% in employment.

Indeed it seems that nothing can rain on the university town’s parade as it also boasts one of the lowest precipitation rates in the country.

The survey was dominated by the south east with Cambridge narrowly pipping East Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire to the top spot.

Beyond this crowded corner however the Shetland Islands laid claim to the joint highest employment rate, 86%, whilst the Western isles boasted the lowest burglary rate, least traffic and smallest class sizes.

Image taken by Roberto Arias

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