Bristol was named the happiest place to live in the UK in 2019
There are 449 “Outstanding” schools in the South West
Breath-taking countryside and two national parks – Dartmoor & Exmoor
The South West has four World Heritage Site
There are 12 universities in the region
Swindon has been classified as the greenest town in England
WHY THE SOUTH WEST IS A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE
The South West of England is one of the most popular places to live in the UK, and it’s easy to see why. With cities and towns including Bristol, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Exeter, Newquay, Bath, Plymouth, Swindon and Bournemouth, there are plenty of places to call home. Those with a love of the great outdoors will feel right at home in the South West. The region is home to two national parks, Dartmoor and Exmoor as well as the Cotswolds and the stunning coastlines in both Cornwall and Devon. In fact, the region has a total of four World Heritage sites – Stonehenge, the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape, the Jurassic Coast and the City of Bath.
In addition to this Bristol has been named the happiest place to live in the UK, whilst Swindon is classified as the greenest town in England. Those with school age children will be pleased to know the region has 449 schools rated as “Outstanding” by Ofsted. There are also 12 major universities in the region including the University of Bath, the University of Bristol, University of Exeter, University of Gloucestershire and Plymouth University.
The South West has fantastic transport links that connect it to the rest of the UK and the world. The Great Western Main Line, the South West Main Line, West of England Main Line and the Wessex Main Line all serve the region, while there are also four major airports – Bristol, Exeter, Newquay and Bournemouth.
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The South West has an employment rate of 79% and continues to have a strong jobs market. Major employers in the region include Amazon, Deloitte, Airbus, Mears Group, Ecclesiastical Insurance, CM Downton, LanesHealth, Barnwood Group and PwC.
Bristol has a growing start-up scene focused on the creative media industries, whilst Cheltenham is an established global centre for cyber security and digital businesses.
If you want to call the region home, you’ll find a range of properties for sale in South West England with Wain Homes.
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