What are the Top 5 Most Desirable Locations in the UK?


What are the Top 5 Most Desirable Locations in the UK?

The UK is home to more than 65 million people, all of which are scattered across the country and live in different areas. But if you're looking to buy a new house through auction or are looking for homes to rent, then you may be interested to know which locations are the most desirable in the UK. For that matter, where does your own area rank? To answer all your questions, we've compiled a list of the top five most desirable places to live in the UK.


Wirral is number one on this list for many reasons. One of the area's most attractive traits is its close proximity to busy working areas such as Liverpool. Not only is this useful for many, but it also boasts fantastic schools - a real bonus if you have children.

North and North West Norwich

Norwich is second on the list because it’s right next to the coast allowing people to easily get out and enjoy the seaside location. However, it’s also popular because it's so centrally located. It may not be right on London's doorstep, but the city of Norwich offers its own brand of culture.

The Orkney Islands

This location is the only one on the list based in Scotland, suggesting that it must be the most popular area to live in Scotland. With beautifully breathtaking sites to see and the lure of peace, quiet and tranquillity, it’s no wonder that this location is so high on the list.


Representing Wales on our list, Cardiff is a popular place to live - but we do mean the entirety of Cardiff. As another central location, it’s easily accessible and makes a popular place to find a job. Because of this, residents can also easily travel to nearby areas for education and work opportunities.

East Cowes, Isle of Wight

Located on the East Bank of the River Medina, East Cowes is home to more than 7,000 people. This may not sound like a lot and truth be told, it’s not. However, this is the exact reason why it’s so popular. Because it’s so peaceful and secluded, many see it as the perfect place to live.

Well, there you have it - these are the top five most desirable locations to live in the UK. While each has its own reasons for being on the list, they all have one thing in common - their popularity. If your hometown has appeared on this list then you are probably feeling pretty happy now, but if the place you live has been missed, perhaps one of these locations could make the ideal place to look at homes to rent. Now that you know which parts of the country are the most desirable, it's time to start planning your next move.

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