Kesgrave: Town ranked as one of the best places to live in the UK according to report

Kesgrave is one of the best places in the UK to live according to a new report

Kesgrave is one of the best places in the UK to live according to a new report - Credit: Archant

Kesgrave has been ranked among the top 20 places to live in across England and Wales in a new report.

The town was placed 19th out of 2,400 areas after indicators including educational attainment, crime figures and property prices were calculated in the third annual Family Friendly Hotspots report.

It gave a rating of 70 for Kesgrave’s average Key Stage 4 score – nearly double the UK average of 43, while the average two-bedroom house cost was £150,336, some £25,000 below the average price nationally. Crime was almost half the national average.

Sally Ogden, chairman of Kesgrave Town Council, said: “Speaking as someone who has brought up three children in Kesgrave I think it is a lovely place to live.

“There is easy and convenient access to Ipswich and Felixstowe and there is always lots going on. We have a very strong society group, good youth clubs and lots of provisions.

“In October we opened a new £200,000 pavilion which will be used by teams including football and tennis, so this report is further good news for the town.”

Kate Moore, head of savings and investments at Family Investments, said: “A huge number of factors determine whether a town is a good place to bring up a family and everyone will have a slightly different idea about the qualities required.

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“However, we have tried to be as comprehensive as possible in taking into account the attributes that make up a family-friendly location and measured 67 factors in total.”

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