Posted in: Family Last updated: 22 Sep 2015

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Family Hotspots

What is it?

Family Hotspots is a unique analysis of nearly 2,400 postcodes in England and Wales outlining the most affordable and desirable places to raise a family. Over 70 different sets of data are fed into the analysis, which references key criteria important to parents when deciding where to settle and raise their family. This includes education, safety, childcare costs, local amenities, affordable property and green spaces.

Family Hotspots

Explore the Top 20

This year’s report has a more even countrywide spread across the top 20 locations than last year - which saw postcodes in the North dominating.

In 2014, there were no postcodes at all from the South West but this year’s Top 20 features an abundance of postcodes from that part of the country along with an increase in the number in the North West.


Our map plots the best postcodes in England and Wales.

Top 20 2015 postcodes

Explore the top 20

Check your Postcode

If you’re interested to see how your own postcode compares against the national average, our postcode comparison calculator will help. You can also add up to two additional postcodes and compare them to research other areas to see if they might be right for your family.

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Discover the Top Cities

For some, living in a city with all the available amenities and cultural stimulation is more important than rolling hills and more space, so we’ve included a list of the Top 10 cities.

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Top 10 Greater London Locations

Probably the biggest drawback for living in London is the high cost of property.  But with a far greater opportunity for employment in the capital city, for some living within an easy commute is the deciding factor.  We’ve identified the highest ranking postcodes within the Greater London area.

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Top Greater London
Top Commuter Locations

Top Commuter Locations

One of the biggest considerations for most of us when we decide to relocate is how close we are to our work. The below link lists the highest scoring postcodes within 15 miles of a major city centre.

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Read the Report

You can download our full report below.

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