The comprehensive guide is released online on Friday and an edited version will be available in the paper on Sunday.
The Sunday Times’s expert judges assessed a wide range of factors, from schools, transport and broadband to culture, green spaces and the health of the high street.
Helen Davies, the Times and Sunday Times property editor, said: “The Sunday Times Best Places to Live list is necessarily subjective.
“Leave it just to statistics and you will never capture the spirit of a place. For that, you need to visit to take into account that ‘you have to be here’ feeling.
“Is the pub dog-friendly, for example? Can you live car-free? What are the schools and houses like? Is it multicultural and multigenerational, and can it offer a good way of life to lots of different sorts of people?”
She added: “We hope there is something to suit everyone.”
The Sunday Times Best Places to Live 2022 regional winners are:
– East of England, Norwich, Norfolk
– London, Crystal Palace
– Midlands, Uppingham, Rutland
– Northern Ireland, Ballycastle, County Antrim
– North and North East, Slaithwaite, West Yorkshire
– North West, Trawden, Lancashire
– Scotland, Isle of Bute, Argyll
– South East, Sevenoaks, Kent
– South West, The Chalke Valley, Wiltshire
– Wales, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire
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