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Last updated: 22 Sep 2015

Top 10 Greater London Locations

Once again in 2015, no London location makes it into the national Top 20, mainly due to the high cost of property in the capital. However, for many, the employment opportunities on offer make living in London (or at least being close by) a necessity. For this reason, we’ve also identified the best Hotspots in Greater London for family friendly living in 2015.

FAST FACTS

Singer Petula Clark was born in Epsom

Withnail & I and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason both had scenes filmed at Stockers Farm in Rickmansworth

RANK POST CODE AREA AVERAGE KEY STAGE 2 SCORE LEVEL 4 OR ABOVE  % ACHIEVE KEY STAGE 4 MATHS & ENGLISH A* – C % EARLY YEARS CARE RANKED OUTSTANDING CRIME PER CAPITA AVERAGE PRICE FOR TWO BED PROPERTY MEDIAN ANNUAL SALARY
1 DA5 Bexley  82.3% 99.0% 15.4% 0.12 £281,808 £26,515
2 KT17 Epsom  53.3% 89.0% 41.2% 0.15 £354,872 £26,458
3 WD3 Rickmansworth  85.0% 84.7% 23.4% 0.10 £352,548 £25,823
4 SM7 Banstead  74.5% 79.5% 16.7% 0.13 £342,657 £27,071
5 DA18 Bexley  40.0% 78.8% 8.0% 0.24 £177,010 £26,515
6 TW15 Ashford  72.5% 74.3% 25.0% 0.18 £277,499 £28,517
7 KT5  Kingston Upon Thames n/a 79.3% 25.0% 0.12 £369,432 £28,974
8 DA6  Bexley 73.3% 83.0% 8.3% 0.30 £236,834 £26,515
9 SM2 Sutton  27.0% 82.0% 25.0% 0.13 £275,333 £26,411
10 SM3  Sutton  81.7% 86.0% 27.8% 0.17 £289,253 £26,411

 

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Top 10 cities in Hotspots - best places to raise a family in England & Wales 2015.

Cities

More urban areas may provide easier access to amenities, cultural activities and in many cases better economic prospects. We therefore looked at how the biggest cities in England and Wales score.

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Top 10 commuter towns in Hotspots - best places to raise a family in England & Wales 2015.

Commuter Towns

Economic necessity means a daily commute for many of us. With this in mind, we've pulled out the highest scoring postcodes within easy reach (less than 15 miles) of major city centres.

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