Contrary to popular belief, the UK is made up of more than just the city of London. In fact, there are hundreds of smaller cities and towns, and a like number of tiny villages, all over the British Isles. Many of them are quite wonderful, charming and cozy, with pleasant people, a reasonable cost of living, rich historic sites, lots of cultural offerings, and beautiful scenery. If you’re looking for the perfect place to call your new home in the UK, you won’t have to look far to find the place for you. Here are the top 14 cities and towns to move to in the UK.
Solihull isn’t one of the better known towns in the UK, but it is one of the most desirable locations to live on the island. People in Solihull have higher incomes, higher rates of employment, and even higher life expectancies that people in towns in other parts of Britain. Located just a few miles outside of the bigger city of Birmingham, Solihull offers a good work/life balance to those who are employed there, and the high salaries paid by local companies contribute to the high life expectancy (81 for men and 84 for women) while making up for the slightly higher-than-average real estate prices in town.