Eastleigh has been named as one of the top ten locations in the UK to raise a family as a part of a recent survey based on factors that people look for when buying a new home.
The research by online estate agent Yopa has combined factors including average house prices, local schools, crime rate, drug use, alcohol use, pollution, road safety, obesity levels, average salaries and job opportunities and scored each town and city out of a possible 240 points to rank the 204 locations.
After analysing all of these factors, Yopa announced that Eastleigh is among the best places to live as a family as it was ranked fifth in the list of best UK locations.
Council Leader Cllr Keith House said, “Choosing the right location to put down roots and start a family is a big decision, and not one most house-hunters make lightly. We always said Eastleigh is a great place to live and this report confirms it. We have been continually investing in our communities providing the right mix of housing, local community facilities, green and public open spaces and people like that. Also businesses see Eastleigh as an attractive place to invest as you get a great connectivity.”
The online estate agency's 2020 Happy Family Home Guide ranked 204 UK towns and cities against a range of factors to see which areas offered the best opportunities for young families thrive. Yopa identified the top 10 locations in the UK to raise a family, with the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames taking the top spot.