St Albans named as one of England’s most family-friendly places
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St Albans has been named as one of the best cities in England to raise a family.
The Cathedral city scored high on a range of criteria, including schools, safety, and family-friendly attractions.
Researchers from Electric Ride on Cars looked at data for 100 of England’s biggest cities and awarded each a score out of 100 to create a ranking.
St Albans came in fifth place with 69.5, behind Lincoln (77.05), Norwich (73.48), Blackpool (70.72) and Harrogate (70.2).
Family-friendly restaurants were the city’s biggest success story – it came out on top in this area, with 21.32 such eateries per square mile.
It also came third for family attractions, with 2.15 per square mile, fourth for safety, with a rating of 78.54 out of 100, and fifth for schools, with 20.12 per cent of all of those within 10 miles ranked ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted.
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The city did less well where affordability was concerned, coming bottom for the average cost of a three-bed home (£665,439) and the monthly price for full-time private childcare (£1,404.25).
The data was drawn from a range of sources, including Zoopla, Ofsted and Tripadvisor.
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