Stamford and Oakham among best places to live

Stamford. Photo: SM240712-003ow
Stamford. Photo: SM240712-003ow
Have your say

Stamford and Oakham have been named among the top 101 places to live in the country by a national newspaper.

The two towns have been recognised in The Sunday Times’ annual 101 Best Places To Live in Britain list, which is published on Sunday. The guide combines data and statistics such as crime rates, house prices and school performance with the knowledge and expertise of Sunday Times writers

The places were selected for offering the best quality of life to the widest number of people, and combining desirable features such as a positive community spirit, good local shops and services and attractive outdoor spaces.

The Sunday Times’ home editor Helen Davies said: “The best places guide is dedicated to celebrating Britain’s abundance of great cities, towns and villages. We combine in-depth data with first-hand personal experience to produce an authoritative list.

“There are lots of places across Britain that are worth celebrating, and everyone has different priorities, so this year our supplements cover everything from the countryside to inner-cities.”

It has not yet been revealed where in the list Stamford and Oakham are placed.

Last year Stamford topped the list and was named best place to live in Britain.