The city boasts trendy cafes and restaurants

The list takes into account jobs, life expectancy, schools, broadband speed, culture, community spirit, shops and more.

York has been named the best place to live in the UK, according to The Sunday Times Best Places to Live list.

The walled city in North Yorkshire topped the list due to its ancient beauty and a recent modernisation.

The list takes into account jobs, life expectancy, schools, broadband speed, culture, community spirit and local shops, among other things.

York boasts trendy cafes and restaurants, innovative tech and media firms, and a dynamic workforce.

The methodology uses statistics, but also the knowledge of The Sunday Times’s expert panel.

“Choosing the right location to put down roots is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make,” Helen Davies, The Sunday Times Home editor, said.

“Which is why we’re here to help – and what Best Places to Live in Britain is all about.

“We’re championing York this year in honour of its bold approach to bringing the historic city into the 21st century without losing any character or community spirit.”

Its name evokes the distant past, but York’s modern mindset and investment in digital infrastructure have led to it being named by The Sunday Times today as the best place to live in Britain. Known for its medieval architecture, gothic minster and museums such as Jorvik Viking Centre, York won plaudits for its superfast broadband as the UK’s first “gigabit city”, plus its cultural and food scene.

The 2018 Best Places to Live in Britain survey selects 106 locations on measures such as life expectancy, school performance, green space, culture, food quality, transport links, community spirit and that hard-to-define “little bit extra”.

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