So, this new study has confirmed that we have chosen to live in the best place in the UK. As much as we like to complain about the ongoing tram works and the roads in general, Edinburgh is not so bad after all. According to a study done by HomeViews, Edinburgh ranked first for being the best place to live in the UK, with Aberdeen taking third place.
In the said study, 28,000 residents across the country were asked to review their home cities and Edinburgh was marked as the favourite. Second on the list was Worcestershire, followed by Aberdeen in third, Bristol in fourth and Greater Manchester rounding up the top five.
The survey questioned locals about their homes, asking 18 questions in total. Residents has to rate their city, their home and what they liked or disliked about the place. Edinburgh scored a humbling 4.72 out of 5 making it the winning score. To say we’re chuffed would be an understatement, and Leith got a special shout out as well for its up and coming developments.
Unsurprisingly, 80% of locals gave Edinburgh a 5 out of 5 score for location, and The Strand in Portobello received a whopping 100% of 5-star ratings. Restaurants and shops were also praised for their variety and proximity, while accessible walking options remained a constant within the reviews. Edinburgh is nothing short of walking and hiking options within or close by the city, and we are lucky to have so much greenery.
Rory Cramer, the CEO of HomeViews said: “Location has always been a hot topic for our industry, but perhaps it’s now more pertinent than ever. Uncertainty about remote or office work, along with global unrest, the cost of living crisis and even climate change have all served to heighten the importance of choosing the right place to buy, rent or build.”
“For the first time we’re able to collate our Location ratings and reviews to reveal what UK buyers and tenants are saying about where they live.”
And well, UK residents have spoken, and they have proclaimed Edinburgh as the best place to live in the UK. The end!