Edinburgh and York named among best places to live in UK

Edinburgh and York named among best places to live in UK

New ‘quality of life’ index sees the Scottish capital top the list of best UK cities, while York is also in the top 10.

Summary:

  • Edinburgh has been named as the best place in the UK to live by a new ‘quality of life’ index
  • The city of York was also listed among the top 10
  • Select Property Group has announced it has acquired planning permission for a £41 million student property development in Edinburgh, while earlier this year it launched its first ever student village in York

Low crime rates and affordable living costs are just some of the factors that’s seen Edinburgh top a new index ranking the best cities in the UK for ‘quality of life’.

The Scottish capital topped uSwitch’s Quality of Life Index 2015 after being assessed in 138 local areas, ranging from average salaries, disposable household incomes and even the speed of local broadband. All the factors analysed, according to uSwitch, define how good a city or region is to live in.

Also scoring highly was the historic city of York, which made the top 10 of the survey.

In October Select Property Group announced that it had successfully acquired planning permission for a £41 million student property development in Fountainbridge in the heart of Edinburgh. The Group will bring its award-winning student property brand, Vita Student, to the Scottish capital for the first time, addressing the undersupply of quality purpose-built student accommodation for the city’s growing student population.

Earlier this year Vita Student launched its first ever village development in York. Over 70% of the students in the city cannot access quality PBSA, leaving many to seek accommodation in unsuitable homes of multiple occupancy. With York also being named by Savills as having the highest capital growth in the UK, it makes the city a compelling student property investment opportunity.

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