18 Apr

Houses for sale in Hertfordshire snapped up by high earners, survey finds

Houses for sale in Hertfordshire snapped up by high earners, survey finds

Property for sale in Hertfordshire may see a popularity boost as a result of research into the standard of living across rural Britain.

Halifax's Rural Areas Quality of Life Survey has revealed that average earnings in East Hertfordshire are the second-highest in the country, averaging at £824 per week.

Houses for sale in Oxfordshire are also snapped up by high earners, with wages in the south of the county averaging at £822 per week.

South Oxfordshire has also reported a good standard of health, with 95 per cent of households rating themselves in good or fairly good health.

Property for sale in Dorset will attract those who want to live a long life – life expectancy in the county is the second-highest in the country. Residents in East and North Dorset live to be 81-years-old on average.

Job prospects may also boost buyer interest in houses for sale in Yorkshire, with 96 per cent of residents in Ryedale, North Yorkshire, in employment.

The best rural quality of life was found in the south of England, which features more than two-thirds of the top-rated 50 areas in the chart, Halifax has revealed.

In particular, the south-east region has 15 of its local rural areas in the top 50, while the east of England offers 15 and the south-west seven.

Two districts in Yorkshire and the Humber made it into the top 50 chart. Rural areas in the north were found to perform well in education categories, with strong school exam results.

In addition, the north was found to have good environmental measures such as low population densities and low traffic flows.

However the south of the country topped the poll for average earnings, employment, health and climate.

Out of the 50 areas studied, South Cambridgeshire was found to perform well in each category.

Nitesh Patel, housing economist at Halifax, said the area offered a consistency high quality of life.

She explained: "Even the rain falls less frequently than the national average in South Cambridgeshire, contributing to the general high performance of this area in employment, average earnings, school performance, health and life expectancy."ADNFCR-1222-ID-800504286-ADNFCR

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