Three local places in Sussex have made it into a national Top Fifty of the best areas to live.

Lewes was placed at Number 50, but Mid Sussex reached thirty-third place.

Chichester is the only other place in Sussex to make the list, placed at 39th.

English landscape from Lewes Castle
English landscape from Lewes Castle

The survey, by the Halifax, asked questions about employment, crime rates, health, earnings — and even the weather.

Hart in Hampshire was named as the best place in the UK to live.

It beat The Orkney Islands and Rutland in the East Midlands to second and third in Halifax’s annual Quality of Life Survey.

Russell Galley, managing director, Halifax, said:

“Hart seems to have been offering residents an unrivalled mix of living standards for five of the last six years, seeing employment rates, average earnings and ONS personal wellbeing rankings bounce back after falling from the top spot last year.

“Along with Hart, many areas in southern England score strongly in categories including the labour markets and health.

“Northern areas tend to perform well on education and benefit from more affordable properties with lower house prices to earnings.”

 Steam Train on the Bluebell Railway Line near East Grinstead in Sussex
Steam Train on the Bluebell Railway Line near East Grinstead in Sussex

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