The newspaper used data and statistics, plus crime rates, house prices, school performance and the expert knowledge of their writers, to consider the places that offer the best quality of life.
“If you want to live in Shakespeare Country but don’t want to elbow your way through tourists in Stratford-upon-Avon, try Shipston. Just 10 miles south of the Bard’s birthplace in the same pleasant landscape, the town has its own cultural highlights, including the two-week Shipston Proms, with live music of all sorts, culminating in a final night in the town square. The former coaching stop has a great high street, with several old pubs and a population passionate about keeping its traders going. It recently became a ‘Totally Locally’ town, joining a growing list of places coming up with initiatives to keep their high streets thriving.”
Of course all those who already live there will no doubt agree.
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