Family 

Choosing a place to live or bring up your family is one of the most important decisions anyone will have to make. It can be a very difficult and stressful, especially when you are not familiar with the country or the area. Let us help you so you can make an informed decision. 
Yopa the online estate agency recently published their 2020 Happy Family guide. It ranked 204 UK towns and cities to see which areas offered the best opportunities for families to live and work. It looked at average house prices, local schools, crime rate, drug use, alcohol use, pollution, road safety, obesity levels, average salaries and job opportunities and scored each town and city out of a possible 240 points. See graph below: 

Best for schooling 

London and the surrounding area has the highest number of the top 10 state and private schools as well as some of the worlds highest ranking universities. 
World University Rankings 2020 
Top 10 Universities in the UK 
UK Rank 
Global Rank 
University 
University of Oxford 
University of Cambridge 
UCL (University College of London) 
Imperial College London 
20 
University of Edinburgh 
27 
University of Manchester 
33 
King’s College London (KCL) 
44 
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) 
49 
University of Bristol 
10 
62 
University of Warwick 
Top 10 state secondary schools 
Rank 
School 
A-level 
A*- B (%) 
GCSE 
A*/A or Attainment 7 to 9 (%) 
Queen Elizabeth's School, Barnet 
95.7 
90.8 
Wilson's School, Wallington 
94.7 
90.5 
The Henrietta Barnett School, Hampshire 
92.1 
94.9 
Pate's Grammar School, Cheltenham 
95.6 
87.5 
The Tiffin Girl's School, Kingston upon Thames 
91.1 
94.6 
St Olave's Grammar School, Orpington 
93.0 
89.4 
Reading School, Reading 
88.8 
90.9 
Altrincham Grammar School for Girls, Altrincham 
91.0 
82.2 
Colchester Royal Grammar School, Colchester 
90.8 
82.3 
10 
King Edward VI Grammar School, Chelmsford 
87.1 
85.8 
Top 10 private secondary schools 
Rank 
School 
A-level 
A*- B (%) 
GCSE 
A*/A or Attainment 7 to 9 (%) 
St Pauls Girls' School, London 
97.1 
99.6 
Godolphin and Latymer School, London 
96.7 
96.3 
Brighton College, Brighton 
97.2 
94.5 
King's College School, Wimbledon 
96.1 
96.3 
Wycombe Abbey School, High Wycombe 
95.2 
97.6 
Magdalen College School, Oxford 
96.1 
94.2 
Guildford High School, Guildford 
94.0 
97.3 
St Mary's School Ascot, Ascot 
94.9 
95.5 
St Paul's School, London 
93.9 
96.7 
10 
King Edward VI High School for Girls, Birmingham 
95.5 
93.2 
Data based on 2019 exam results from The Times, full article in The DailyMail 
House prices by region 
Price change by region for England 
Region 
Average price January 2020 
Monthly change % since December 2019 
East Midlands 
£195,707 
-0.4 
East of England 
£286,999 
-2.2 
London 
£476,588 
-1.1 
North East 
£126,592 
-2.6 
North West 
£164,769 
-1.5 
South East 
£320,700 
1.2 
South West 
£254,320 
-1.8 
West Midlands 
£200,628 
0.4 
Yorkshire and the Humber 
£165,383 
-0.9 
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