Totnes among Sunday Times Best Places to Live in South West 2013
Totnes has been named the third best place to live in the South West in the Sunday Times 2013 survey.
The South Devon town comes after Wadebridge in Cornwall and Topsham near Exeter.
The Best Places to Live is a two-part guide based on a range of criteria including transport links, quality of schools, natural beauty, crime rates, property prices, cultural life and unemployment figures.
The list has been edited by Sunday Times’ Associate Editor Eleanor Mills.
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She said: “Scampering around Britain for my column I find there are particular bits of our crowded island which always retain a particular attraction for people.
“We have built on this basic information to create a definitive guide. The Sunday Times Best Places to Live will prove invaluable for anyone starting a family, retiring, or simply considering a move.”
The feature will run across two weekends on March 17 and 24.
An overall winner will be announced as well as the top ten places across nine regions in the country.
The Times named Totnes as one of the 30 "coolest places in Britain".
According to the newspaper its "cool credentials include a great market and a successful fight to stop a costa Coffee shop opening to compete with locally run cafes".
Across the UK, the best place to live according to the survey is Stamford in Lincolnshire, second is Kendal in Cumbria, third is Wye in Kent and fourth is Thornbury, Bristol.