The places with the best quality of life

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The places with the best quality of life

South and East Cambridgeshire have been named in the top 50 places in the UK with the best quality of life.

South Northamptonshire also makes the list when it comes to things like life expectancy, employment and crime rates.

The best place was Hart in north-east Hampshire, for the fifth year in a row.

The top 50 local authority districts with the best quality of life in 2015, according to Halifax;

1. Hart, South East

2. South Oxfordshire, South East

3. Chiltern, South East

4. Winchester, South East

5. Rutland, East Midlands

6. Waverley, South East

7. Mole Valley, South East

8. Guildford, South East

9. South Cambridgeshire, East of England

10. Rushcliffe, East Midlands

11. Wokingham, South East

12. East Cambridgeshire, East of England

13. St Albans, East of England

14. South Northamptonshire, East Midlands

15. Horsham, South East

16. Mid Sussex, South East

17. St Edmundsbury, East of England

18. Eastleigh, South East

19. Epsom and Ewell, South East

20. Surrey Heath, South East

21. Stratford-on-Avon, West Midlands

22. Richmond upon Thames, London

23. Uttlesford, East of England

24. Vale of White Horse, South East

25. Chelmsford, East of England

26. Sevenoaks, South East

27. Tunbridge Wells, South East

28. South Bucks, South East

29. Tonbridge and Malling, South East

30. North Kesteven, East Midlands

31. New Forest, South East

32. Chichester, South East

33. East Hampshire, South East

34. West Dorset, South West

35. Hambleton, Yorkshire and the Humber

36. West Oxfordshire, South East

37. East Dorset, South West

38. North Dorset, South West

39. Harborough, East Midlands

40. Warwick, West Midlands

41. West Berkshire, South East

42. Wychavon, West Midlands

43. Windsor and Maidenhead, South East

44. Blaby, East Midlands

45. Mid Suffolk, East of England

46. South Norfolk, East of England

47. Basingstoke and Deane, South East

48. Wealden, South East

49. Test Valley, South East

50. East Hertfordshire, East of England

Here are the areas with the best quality of life in each region, followed by their overall UK ranking;

;; South East, Hart, 1

;; East Midlands, Rutland, 5

;; East of England, South Cambridgeshire, 9

;; West Midlands, Stratford-on-Avon, 21

;; London, Richmond upon Thames, 22

;; South West, West Dorset, 34

;; Yorkshire and the Humber, Hambleton, 35

;; Wales, Monmouthshire, 61

;; Scotland, Orkney Islands, 83

;; North West, Ribble Valley, 91

;; Northern Ireland, Mid Ulster, 168

;; North East, Northumberland, 190

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