Before you consider purchasing a property or renting a house, deciding where to live could be one of the most important decisions you make.
Get it wrong and you will either be unhappy with where you live, or face the costs associated with moving home again.
Thankfully, the annual Halifax Quality of Life survey can give some guidance in making this important decision.
The study considers 26 different factors that homebuyers may consider when choosing a place to live. It looks at local authority areas across England, Scotland and Wales.