Updated: Dec 3, 2021
‘Up-and-coming’ is a term bandied about a lot in the property world, but it seems that most of the time, as soon as a location is branded with the moniker, its already had its day. So, we wanted to know if we could find a way to truly find the most desirable places to live in the UK right now to help you decide where to make your next move.
To do this, we looked beyond just house price increases as a barometer of how sought after a place is, and have instead analysed a whole host of data to really get into the nitty-gritty of what makes somewhere an ‘up-and-coming’ place to live.
Alongside recent price increases, we’ve analysed nine other factors that play into creating a desirable area to buy or rent. These included obvious choices like crime rates, proximity to/the number of schools, pubs and gyms in the area, in addition to other factors we were excited to look into. For example, in 2021 having a good restaurant on your doorstep is a big plus, so this was taken into consideration in our research, alongside looking at how positively each area is portrayed in the media, and any increases in people actually searching for a move here in recent months.
More than 600 areas in the United Kingdom were ranked against each of these factors by our Boomin data geniuses, before bringing it together to definitively crown where really are the most desirable places to live, right now.