Winkleigh in Devon has been named as the Best place for families to live in England and Wales. The list, for Family Investments, rated schools, crime, amenities and affordable homes. If you want to read more of this article then click HERE
When I read the article I was expecting to hear that Winkleigh was in some way magnificent. I’m sure it’s lovely but what makes it that much better than where we live? The answer is in reality no, a bunch of statistics might rank it as the best place to live but I bet a lot of people out there think they live in a pretty good place too.
So I thought about where we live, yes it might not officially be the Best Place to live, but you know what it is pretty good! We have 4 public houses, a Post Office, a butchers, a farm shop, a general store, a doctors, a library, a Village Hall, 2 churches and chapel, a primary school, two playgrounds, a restaurant and much more! I feel pretty lucky to live somewhere where we can walk out of our front door and within 2 minutes be in glorious countryside, but similarly in five minutes be in a busy town. I guess it’s in the middle of suburbia and semi-rural. The best part though is that we are lucky enough to live within a few miles of our families so that C and LissyLou can see a lot of their grandparents and aunties and uncles.
So in reality what makes a great place to live? Is it the place, the people, the facilities or the home? For me it is a balance of all these things, finding a place that works for you and your family, a place that you feel safe and happy. So what do you think what makes the perfect place to live?