Property finder company, Garrington’s, recently published its marketing report for the best places to live in Wales, Scotland and England in 2022. The property market has changed drastically in the last two years, with more and more escaping to the coast or countryside after the pandemic resulted in many working from home permanently.
Homebuyers are also in search of more indoor and outdoor space, such as the addition of a home office or bigger garden.
According to Garrington’s research report, the historical city of Bath retained its number one position in 2022, with the city offering lots of shopping areas, restaurants as well as green space.
In Bath, the average property price is £550,423, with the majority of sales during the last year being terraced homes.
The seaside town of Kidwelly in Carmarthenshire was ranked in fifth position the Lancashire village of Caton.
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The report ranked various towns and villages on 12 measures that covered four categories, including physical environment, quality of living, architecture and going green.
Kidwelly ranked the highest in the quality of living category.
Homebuyers can expect to pay an average property price of £211,267, according to Rightmove.
Although the town was the only Welsh area to make it into the top 10 best places to live, the report also showed the best places to live in Wales.
In third place was the Meirionnydd town of Porthmadog in Gwynedd which ranked high in the quality of living category.
In fourth place was Barmouth, a seaside town and community in the county of Gwynedd.
The area ranked high for green living and homes in the area are less than £350,000.
Other popular places to live in Wales included Cardigan, Llandudno, Abergavenny, Brecon, Blaenavon and Glanamman.
In England, Lyme Regis came second as the best place to live, ranking high for all categories.
The seaside town was followed by Salisbury, the medieval cathedral city in the country of Wiltshire.