Harrogate has been named the best place in the UK to work from home according to an article in the Sunday Times.
The town’s superfast 60Mbps broadband, huge amounts of green space, low crime rates and good schools pushed it to the top of the Uswitch Remote Working Index which found that small towns were big favourites for home workers.
The index rated towns and cities based on broadband speed, green spaces, air quality, crime rates, quality of schools, and GPs per 100,000 people.
Adelana Carty, broadband expert at Uswitch says: “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
“Our Remote Working Index reveals some of the country’s best places to work remotely and Harrogate comes top thanks to its superfast broadband, huge amount of green spaces, good schools and great doctor numbers.”
Adelana said the index shows how different priorities become when commuting is taken out of the equation.
When choosing a new place to live, these were the factors that those surveyed considered to be the most important:
- House prices (53%)
- Amount of green spaces (45%)
- Crime rates (43%)
- Broadband speeds (34%)
- Air quality (28%)
- Local number of GPs (20%)
- Quality of local schools (16%)
If you’re considering making the move to Harrogate, we can help you understand which areas of town are best for you and discuss what’s available in your budget. We have plenty of properties available with work from home space and we can also help you find somewhere to rent in Harrogate while you look. Call our friendly team on 01423 501211.