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Harrogate – Best place to work – and we agree!

30 Oct 2020

Harrogate in Yorkshire has emerged as the best place to work from home according to Uswitch.com. And here at Stonebridge we couldn’t agree more! 

With its superfast 60Mbps broadband, huge amounts of green space in the area, low crime rates and good schools, the Yorkshire spa town tops the list as the UK’s ideal remote working location. Stonebridge currently have two sought after developments in the town. Kingsley Farm and the newly launched ‘Willows’ developments. Both feature an array of 2, 3, 4 and 5-bedroom homes.

Uswitch’s Remote Working Index reveals some of the country’s best places to work remotely and Harrogate has come top thanks to its superfast broadband, huge amount of green spaces, good schools and number of doctors surgeries.

The Index goes onto say that when choosing a new place to live, half of people (53%) said house prices were most important, followed by green spaces (45%), crime rates (43%), broadband speeds (34%), air quality (28%), local GP numbers (20%) and the quality of local schools (16%).

Almost a fifth of people (17%) say they have already moved or want to relocate due to the benefits of working from home. People generally want to move from cities and larger towns to smaller towns and villages. One in four (23%) currently live in a city of more than 500,000 residents, but only one in nine (13%) wish to do so in the future. Conversely, the proportion who live in a village is only 15%, but rises to three in ten (30%) who would like to do so.

Adelana Carty, broadband expert at Uswitch.com, comments: “The pandemic has turned our working routines upside down and given many of us a taste for what our lives could be like if we worked from home on a more permanent basis. Unsurprisingly, this has resulted in millions of people dreaming of ditching the rat race and moving away from the big city.

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