FAMILIES love living in Morpeth, according to a new survey.
The town has been named as one of the best places in Britain for adults with children to reside in a Sunday Times poll, which was published in last weekend’s edition of the newspaper.
It came sixth in a list of 13 where good schools, fun places to visit, many sports and leisure venues and supportive communities add up to happy family living.
Attractive homes, a range of independent shops and good transport links were also identified as reasons why ‘families flock to Morpeth’.
The report went on: “There’s plenty to do from a visit to the nearby coast to an afternoon messing about on the river, playing tennis in Carlisle Park or tramping through the woods that encircle the town.
“Crime rates are low and almost every school has an excellent Ofsted report including King Edward VI School and Stobhillgate First School.”
The survey was welcomed by George Williams, newly elected Chairman of Morpeth and District Chamber of Trade.
He said: “Sometimes you have to take surveys with a pinch of salt, but it is also always very encouraging for a town such as ours to be named as one of the best places to live in Britain.
“It doesn’t tell us anything we didn’t already know, but it is rewarding to see someone else saying these things in such a prestigious national newspaper as the Sunday Times.
“Those of us who reside and work in Morpeth know it is a great place to live, not just for families but for people of all ages, and it would be nice to think that readers of the paper will come to the town to see just what it has to offer.”