The success of Hart District as the best place to live in the UK, coming top in the Halifax Quality of life survey for three years in a row has been well reported. A new index of the best places to live in England and Wales created by The Telegraph has picked out East Basingstoke and Deane borough as ranking 11th out of 7,137 different areas. Nearby Test Valley secures the top spot.

Telegraph best place to liveThe index was put together using official data on average weekly incomes, crime rates, health, home ownership and economic activity to compare the UK split down into 7,137 areas. Click here to see the interactive map on the telegraph website.

The east of Basingstoke and Deane ranked #11 overall, #14 on income, #9 for economic activity, #76 on Health and #509 for crime, the poorest rank being home ownership at #1353, which is not bad at all considering the number of areas being ranked.

We sell property on the eastern fringes of Basingstoke and Deane, in Sherfield-on-Loddon, Bramley, Newnham, Upton Grey, Old Basing, Chineham and Lychpit from our office in Hook. This area where urban Basingstoke meets the beautiful Hampshire countryside is home to some beautiful character property and family homes.

Newnham green Estate Agents HookAreas in the Hart District of Hampshire, which encompasses Hook, Hartley Wintney, Fleet, Church Crookham, Crookham Village, Odiham, Rotherwick, Mattingley, Heckfield, Eversley, Yateley, Dogmesfield, South Warnborough, Greywell, North Warnborough, Winchfield, Ewshott and Crondall, ranked between #34 and #1990 scoring well across the categories. We sell property throughout the Hart District from our offices in Hook, Hartley Wintney and Fleet. Currebtly there are new homes available in Hook; 2 and 3 bedroom homes at Cresley Drive and 3 and 4 bedroom homes at Evergreen Copse.

Areas in Rushmoor, covered by our Farnborough branch range from #116 to #4029 so there is quite a wide variation in this patch which covers Farnborough, Ash Vale Mytchett fishing lake1Cove, Southwood, Farnborough Park and Empress Park. Here income, economic activity and health all rank highly.

Our Ash Vale office sells property in the Surrey Heath and Guildford areas which include Frimley Green, Mytchett, Ash Vale, Ash, Normandy, Flexford and Tongham, here areas rank from #123 to #2971.

Indexes and rankings based on statistics can never fully convey the character and appeal of a specific area down to the individual road but they are a good indication. Our staff have a great deal of local knowledge they will be happy to impart to anyone looking for advice on moving to the areas so please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Fleet: fleet@mackenziesmith.co.uk 01252 812121

Farnborough: farnborough@mackenziesmith.co.uk 01252 375999

Ash Vale: ashvale@mackenziesmith.co.uk 01252 353030

Hook: hook@mackenziesmith.co.uk 01256 764666

Hartley Wintney: hartleywintney@mackenziesmith.co.uk 01252 844015

Source: The Telegraph