The county of Hertfordshire has retained its top spot of 3rd place on the Quality of Life Index list 2015. Out of a whopping 138 UK cities and areas Hertfordshire has remained at 3rd since the last survey was done in 2013. It can take credit for a few 1st places on the list too, such as the No1 spot for both the highest disposable income and the highest employment stats in the whole of the UK at 78%!
Only Hertfordshire and Berkshire from the South East of England made it into the top 10 on the list, beating London and all the beautiful Home Counties that surround it. Household income is considerably higher than the rest of the UK and our life expectancy is above average too, it must be all the clean country air!
Properties in Hertfordshire are higher than average for the UK but this is probably connected to the higher income of its population, in comparison to London prices they are far more reasonable. The average cost of a terraced house in Hertfordshire will set you back £344,051, compared to a terraced house in London which is on average £604,529, so nearly double! It’s no surprise then that Hertfordshire is one of the most sought after places for people wanting to move from London to but to stay within commuting distance for work.
Businesses in Hertfordshire are thriving and the services they receive are second to none with 99% mobile phone coverage and very high broadband speeds, setting up and running a successful business here is very much a reality so creating fantastic job prospects for local people.
If you are thinking of moving to Hertfordshire, there are many beautiful towns and villages to explore before you decide on one to settle down in, if you would like any advice please pop in to see us in Hertford, our favourite obviously!