Which would you pick in our wonderful county: village, town, city or … water?
Derbyshire is a wonderful place to live. We will not brook any argument on that.
Our county has stunning countryside, amazing history and, of course, fabulous people.
But where is the best place to live in the whole of the county of Derbyshire?
Another Derbyshire Dales village, Parwich, which is about seven miles north of Ashbourne, featured in the Sunday Times list of the best places to live in Britain in 2016.
Last year, the village was one of 13 places in the Midlands named in the region’s list.
At the time, Sunday Times home editor Helen Davies said: “Each place truly deserves its inclusion on the list, as we carefully consider each one, combining key statistics with our writers’ informed knowledge to produce a truly authoritative guide.”
3. Derbyshire Dales
Derbyshire Dales may have a huge number of pubs but there is an excellent one in Amber Valley. Coxbench a village just a few miles north of Derby is home to the Fox and Hounds pub, which took the Best Out Of Town title at the latest Derby Food and Drink Awards in 2016.
And if we’re judging places by the quality of their food and drink venues, we can’t discount the Erewash town of Sandiacre, home of La Rock, which was named best fine-dining restaurant and best overall establishment in the 2017 Food and Drink Awards for … Nottinghamshire.
It is definitely in Derbyshire though. Just.
7. Mercia Marina
Well, you could move on to a wide boat for less than £100,000. And that compares very favourably to the cost of a terraced house – better, in fact.
Because if you wanted to buy a cottage in a rural or village setting, you would be hard-pressed to find a home for under £100,000 in Derbyshire. And there are few places more peaceful or rural than a canal.
The city’s key selling point was that it had one of the lowest average house prices on the list at £148,437 and a low level of crime with 17.1 burglary claims for every 1,000 home insurance quotes.
In fact, Derby has previously been listed as the second best place in the country to live and make a living. The 2014 research by statistics portal Statista compared the average salary around the country with the average mortgage in the same place. It also took into account the rate of unemployment and jobs.
Credit to this articles goes to Derbyshire Live.
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