Seaside town tops the love to live list

Southern seaside town tops the 'love-to-live' list for second year running

With it’s cosmopolitan vibe and laid-back lifestyle, it’s no surprise that busy young professionals are continuing to flood to the coastal town of Hove to settle, according to research released by Lloyds Bank.

The Sussex town, located on the south-coast, has been named as the most desirable place to live for the second year running. It’s fast train links to London, attractive housing stock, close proximity to trendy neighbor Brighton, and of course, enviable seafront location all add up to make Hove the most aspirational places to live in the UK, topping a list heavily dominated by areas within the capital.

Most of the list is made up of areas within Greater London, with Didsbury in Greater Manchester the only ‘non-Southern’ entry to the top-20 list.

  1. Hove - Average property price: £352,718
  2. Wandsworth - Average property price: £716,217
  3. Wimbledon - Average property price: £669,425
  4. Battersea - Average property price: £861,665
  5. Streatham - Average property price: £434,237
  6. Fulham - Average property price: £1,088,131
  7. Brighton - Average property price: £358,821
  8. Putney - Average property price: £740,165
  9. Hampstead - Average property price: £1,318,492
  10. Kilburn - Average property price: £877,211
  11. Tooting - Average property price: £624,052
  12. Chiswick - Average property price: £866,492
  13. Ealing - Average property price: £594,980
  14. Paddington - Average property price: £1,220,198
  15. Brixton - Average property price: £543,207
  16. Clapham - Average property price: £828,243
  17. Balham - Average property price: £783,176
  18. Didsbury - Average property price: £266,105
  19. Islington - Average property price: £1,007,815
  20. Reading - Average property price: £216,927

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