Buxton in Sunday Times top 101 places to live.
Buxton made the Sunday Times top 101 places to live for the second year running in the list published in the national paper on Sunday. While last year saw Stamford emerge as the overall winner, this year it was Skipton for its "Big hearted, buzzy life in a small town". Only the top four were ranked with Newnham in Cambridgeshire coming second followed by Monmouth and Falmouth but Buxton was one of ten towns selected in the Midlands.
The aim of the survey was to celebrate real towns for real people. A lot of weight was given to hard facts, such as crime statistics, house prices, and educational performance. But consideration was also given to the expertise of Sunday Times reporters, local bloggers, as well as readers of the paper who tweeted their thoughts and views.
They liked Buxton, because; “It does its own thing, and it does it rather well.” They were particularly impressed by the exceptional community spirit and with the number of volunteers that support a whole range of arts and cultural activities. So what is special about Buxton? Let us know your favourite reason for living in Buxton and we will compile a top ten list of reasons by the end of April.