Mon, 06 Jan 2014 11:30:00 GMT | By Donna Ferguson, contributor, MSN Money
The 10 best places to live in 2014

What's the best place to live?



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What’s the best place to live in the UK? You might think it would be impossible to answer such a question. After all, surely the answer always depends on what you, personally, think makes a place attractive? So how on earth could you possibly come up with an answer?

To help you do just that - find the best neighbourhoods in the country, using your own individual criteria for defining what ‘best’ is - a new type of property search engine called Findahood.com has been launched.

Instead of being restricted to looking for homes that are a certain size, in a certain place or for a certain price, you describe your perfect neighbourhood. Then the site finds it for you, based on a wide range of raw data from official sources such as the Office for National of Statistics, the Department of Communities and Local Government, the Land Registry and the Department of Education.

Today, MSN has been given exclusive access to the data gathered by Findahood.com and so, for the first time, we can reveal the 10 best places to live in England and Wales in 2014 - along with peek inside an average-priced property on sale in those areas.

You may find the results surprising. We certainly did!

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The best place to live ...is anywhere but this overpopulated, grid locked, over priced, flooded, rain soaked country...except if you are some poor, illiterate, unskilled, labourer, with 6 kids from Bangladash, Romania, India , Phillipines etc etc..then it is heaven on earth....80% of Home population would emigrate tomorrow, if they could.....
08/01/2014 12:20
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What a stupid article - they have obviously never heard of the Cotswolds - I must be already dead, because, it is absolute heaven to live in such lovely countryside and the wildlife is fantastic. I nearly forgot - the people who live here are lovely, and not trying to rip you off.  London ?  I would not live there, if everything was free.
08/01/2014 17:55
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Let me guess......written by estate agents to hype up an already overheated property market ???


07/01/2014 09:19
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What a crap article... "the 10 best places to live" the title suggests the 10 places people are most satisfied.
08/01/2014 12:22
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If you are Asian then it seems that Bradford and Rochdale are the best place to live in Brittan.
08/01/2014 14:56
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What a load of garbage there are places in Scotland wales and Ireland that are a lot nicer to stay in than these places,do msn think England is the only place in Britain.
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And what about Hanger Lane on the North Circular, London..?...It was grid locked 30 years ago with traffic, now nothing moves for hours, some people must have set up home in their cars...What about that for a prime location....
08/01/2014 14:38
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What a load of rubbish from msn! They forgot to mention at least 50-60 better places to live.
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Not even a mention of Scotland and I would not want to live anywhere else. Moved here from England 7 years ago and there is nowhere like it.
08/01/2014 15:04
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what a load of rubbish never heard anything like it and as usual Scotland and Ireland not mentioned typical English! 


 Margaret McKnight

08/01/2014 23:56
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Poole is a town by the way.  Not a "village". 
09/01/2014 03:23
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who in there right mind would live in London with Cameron and  Osborn as neighbours,

no  self-respecting  Celt would  even consider it  .far better places to live  than down south

07/01/2014 20:28
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Alnwick has consistently come highest in residents' contentment. 
09/01/2014 14:44
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Who said it is GREAT BRITAIN, not MSN anyway, to them it is always, and always will be.
                                                    GREAT ENGLAND.
COS THAT IS WHERE THEY LIVE, SO THERE CAN NOT BE ANYWHERE ELSE, IS THERE.
OH AND RECENT INVESTIGATIONS, IN ENGLAND, PROVE THAT THE EARTH IS REALLY FLAT, AND EXTENDS NO FURTHER THAN, LONDON AND ITS BOROUGHS.

09/01/2014 16:18
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Live in Harrow??? No thanks, I moved away from there YEARS ago thankfully.  Horrible, crowded place, litter everywhere, cars nose to tail most of the time.  I hate going back there to see in-laws.  Wish they would move.  Living in Wales is brilliant, no crowds, not much noise and really lovely people.

09/01/2014 21:30
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London is a nightmare place , great history but so many ugly buildings out number the nice ones , York, Bath, Winchester.,Edingburgh far more attractive cities!
08/01/2014 22:04
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Rochdale is a rough town and Devon & Sommerset Bristol etc is highly reccomended place to live.
08/01/2014 22:02
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Rochdale is the worst place i the uk and Bristol is the best place
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