Forest makes the top ten of places in England to buy a home

Forest of Dean District Council has been listed as the tenth best place in England to snap up a property.

The research, carried out by says that when it comes to a combination of house price affordability and crime levels, the Forest of Dean is not only tenth best place in England to buy, but also the number one place in Gloucestershire.

With a population of 81,887 the Forest of Dean has an average house price £251,841 and crime per capita came in at 5/100.

As a comparison, the worst place to buy a home in England, Cambridge, had a crime rate of 13/100.

The number one spot for would-be homeowners is North Kesteven District Council.

Cllr Tim Gwilliam, leader of Forest of Dean District Council said, “Of course locally we already know what a wonderful place the Forest of Dean is to live, work and raise a family, but it’s always nice to hear about research like this which shows how we compare nationally.  When people are looking to buy a house, price is the first consideration, often followed by how safe the area is, and I’m so pleased to see we’re rating well in both.”


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