South Kesteven in top 10 list of rural places to live

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According to a national survey, South Kesteven is in the top 10 of best rural places to live in Britain.

Residents now enjoy a better quality of life, according to a national survey by the Halifax, which ranked the district 10th out of 119 rural local authorities.

The survey tracks where living standards are the highest across a range of factors, including health, life expectancy, earnings, house prices, employment, weather, traffic flow and broadband internet access.

Beverly Agass, chief executive at South Kesteven District Council, said: “Last year we were delighted to be named in the top 50 so it is fantastic news to make it into the top 10 and have confirmed nationally what we have known for sometime – South Kesteven is a great place to live.

“Our district has so many good points, not only for residents but investors as well, including our excellent transport connections to London, our historic market towns, great schools and beautiful countryside. With all this going for it, South Kesteven can only grow in popularity.”

The East Midlands and the East of England secured six of the top 10 places and included overall winner Uttlesford, along with South Northamptonshire, East Hertfordshire, Rushcliffe, South Cambridgeshire and South Kesteven. The remaining four all came for the South East.

There was a 12-way tie for the local authority district with the lowest CO2 emissions per person (all 1.9) and South Kesteven was one of the dozen.

Mrs Agass added: “It’s very encouraging to know that in terms of personal wellbeing and quality of life, South Kesteven residents score among the highest in the country.”