This Is Apparently The Best City To Raise Your Children In

Do you live in York? Then you’re in luck.

According to The Family Hotspots Report, the Northern beauty spot is OFFICIALLY the #1 city in England and Wales to raise a family.

This is because it’s boasting both lower than average house prices and good educational results, with more than 60% of students achieving grades A*-C at Key Stage 4.

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Considering the national average is 49.7%, that’s a pretty impressive result.

> York is the top place for raising children


Next on the list is Plymouth, which has dropped down from last year’s first place. After that comes Stoke-on-Trent.

They’re followed by Newcastle upon Tyne, Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Coventry and Bristol.

So how was this all worked out?

The research was undertaken by family finances specialist OneFamily, who considered 71 sets of data to rank cities based on various factors.

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These included the quality of education, neighbourhood safety, childcare costs and the availability of affordable property, local amenities and green spaces.

> Plymouth comes in second on the list


A spokesperson for OneFamily says: ‘To secure the top spot in the OneFamily Hotspots Report is a fantastic achievement.

‘York, with its excellent education, rich history, and picturesque surroundings, is very deserving of its place.

York is followed by the seaside city of Plymouth, which takes second place this year, having dropped from first place in 2014.

‘Stoke-on-Trent retained its third-place position again this year, securing its spot largely due to its appealing house prices.’

See the full list below…

1) York

2) Plymouth

3) Stoke-on-Trent

4) Newcastle upon Tyne

5) Birmingham

6) Wolverhampton

7) Coventry

8) Bristol

9) Peterborough

10) Leicester

Want to know how your city ranked? You can check the OneFamily website to compare your postcode.