SALTAIRE has come seventh in a list of the best places to live in the North & Northeast, beating York among other places.

The Howardian Hills east of York were named the best place to live in the top 10 chosen by The Sunday Times to represent the best of Britain in the annual Sunday Times Best Places to Live guide.

The overall winner will be revealed on Sunday when the full guide is published in The Sunday Times.

Other Yorkshire locations included in the top 10 were Roundhay in Leeds, York, Beverley and Ripon.

The Sunday Times’s expert judges assess a wide range of factors, from schools, transport and broadband speed to culture, green spaces and the health of the high street to produce the definitive guide to the UK’s finest locations to call home.

The judges travelled thousands of miles around the UK, visiting the locations and talking to locals. They look for improving towns, villages or city centres, for attractive, well designed homes, and locations bursting with community spirit.

The guide also uses exclusive statistics, including up-to-date house prices, provided by mortgage company Habito and TwentyCi.

Helen Davies, The Sunday Times Home editor, said: “Our advice is simple. Think about everything you love and everything you hate, then make sure you have access to the good things while minimising exposure to the bad ones. And we’re here to help.

“Never has where you live felt more important. This year we have, along with house prices, air quality, good schools and access to green spaces, championed locations that have showcased great community spirit.

“The feeling of involvement in and concern for one’s local community is being challenged — and celebrated — as never before. We wish everyone well wherever they live.”

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