08:30AM, Friday 11 March 2016
Windsor and Marlow have been named two of the best places to live in the whole of the country.
The list, compiled by the Sunday Times, named the pair among the top 17 in the South East, taking into account factors such as crime rates, house prices and school performance.
As well as bricks and mortar elements, it also examined harder to quantify elements, such as community spirit and the quality of the scenery.
Responding to the news, the Deputy Mayor of Marlow, Cllr Jocelyn Towns, said: “Well I think it’s very nice and I’m very pleased that they’ve nominated us.
“And I have to say that I agree with them – it really is one of the best places to live.
“I think I would just like to stress what a buzzing and vibrant town we have, a place where people aspire to live, work and visit.”
Both towns are also competing against each other to be immortalised forever in Monopoly board form.
Speaking about the list, Helen Davies, the Sunday Times Best Places to Live, home editor, said: "Britain is full of great places to live, and our annual supplement celebrates the richness on offer from bustling market towns and buzzing city centres to sociable suburbs and sleepy hamlets.
“We go beyond dry statistics, drawing on personal experience and the expertise of our writers, to create the definitive list of the best places to live in the UK."
The full list for Southeast, East, Northeast and Yorkshire, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales is due to be published in this weekend’s edition of the Sunday Times, with the rest of the country the following week.
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