Warrington ‘second best place to live in UK’

Warrington has been named as the second best borough to live in the country in a Channel 4 documentary UK’s Best Places to Live.

Presenter Sarah Beeny announced in the programme, aired last night, that Warrington was in second place nationally behind South Ribble.

The research looked at a series of factors including high employment, income, house price to earnings ratio, culture, health and wellbeing, education and school standards.

The north west ranked highly with Cheshire East and Cheshire West and Chester also high in the charts.

Sarah Beeny said: “Warrington particularly stands out for its highly affordable housing and excellent transport links.”

Cllr Terry O’Neill, leader of Warrington Borough Council, said: “Once again Warrington is riding high in the charts as a great place to live, work, visit and do business.

“The work we are doing as a council to improve the borough’s infrastructure, education and training standards, social care, health and wellbeing, cultural offering and attractiveness to businesses is clearly paying off.”

According to the recent Centre For Cities Report, Warrington has the 9th highest employment rate in the country. The report says that Warrington has maintained its position as the only place in the North of England classed as a high wage and low welfare city.

Warrington is also ranked 15th highest for the number of business start-ups per capita.

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