North coast for quality of life and affordability
16 August 2010
Nitesh Patel, housing economist at Halifax, commented:
"A breath of fresh sea air coupled with great scenery has strong appeal for homeowners and often property in coastal areas has a hefty price tag attached to it. Our research demonstrates that for homebuyers who dream of ‘being beside the seaside’ there are good value hotspots where you don’t compromise on the standard of living. Towns in Yorkshire and Scotland have rated highly on our ‘quality of life’ index and have reasonable prices that are affordable on local incomes.