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At Halifax, helping people buy their home is what we do. So, when it comes to finding the right one, we know that the place and community matter too. That’s why we have partnered with The Sunday Times Best Places to Live to celebrate where they’ve chosen to be the most vibrant, the most up-and-coming, the greenest, smartest, and most fun places to call home.
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Discover some of the villages, towns and cities as chosen by The Sunday Times Best Places to Live 2022 in their words.
Overall winner: Ilkley, West Yorkshire
Ilkley is named The Sunday Times Best Places to Live winner 2022
The view from the craggy edge of Ilkley Moor is life-enhancing and expansive. To the left are the distant peaks of the Yorkshire Dales. To the right the gentle slope of Wharfedale and the rocky outline of Almscliffe Crag. Below, the real-life dramas are played out in the streets of stone houses, busy shops and cosy pubs, in our Best Place to Live 2022: Ilkley.
“We’ve always had the scenery, the schools and the trains, and there’s nothing better than a walk on the moor to sort your head out,” says Marcella Mullan, of the Ilkley Kitchen. “But people are now really supporting the independent businesses, and all the businesses support each other. It’s about community rather than competition here.”
The Sunday Times Best Places to Live
“Britain's most likeable small city.”
“Easy if you have to go into the office… ideal when you’re working from home.”
“Dreamy parks and friendly locals.”
“Community spirit is at the heart of everything.”
“A magical market and Manchester's most sought-after suburb.”
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
“Country living…with a dash of chic.”
Leeds, West Yorkshire
“Britain’s best shopping city.”
Birmingham, West Midlands
“Cool city living and superior suburbs.”
“Alternative energy and blissful Cotswold countryside.”
Prestwich, Greater Manchester
“Pretty parks and buzzy bars.”
Brighton, East Sussex
“Cool and cultured city-by-the-sea lifestyle.”
St Albans, Hertfordshire
“Schools… train links… parks, pretty town centre and friendly neighbours.”
“Commerce and connections….and a lifestyle to match.”
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