Beverley for affordable affluence
Beverley, in the East Riding of Yorkshire, may be best known for its medieval Minster and racecourse but it is has also topped a Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) survey and been named the best value-for-money town in Britain.
The survey’s Affordable Affluence Index takes into account so called lifestyle indicators to produce a league table of towns that allow residents to enjoy an affluent lifestyle at prices they can afford.
According to the survey, house prices in Beverley are only slightly above the national average, at £182,000. Average household earnings for the town are £37,000.
Beverley is also home to a number of well rated state schools and has less than the average number of fast food outlets for its size.
The town’s schools include Beverley Grammar School, which claims to be the UK’s earliest state school, and its sister establishment, Beverley High School.
RBS believes the survey can make some people aware that a moderately wealthy lifestyle is within their reach and those for whom Beverley is not the ultimate destination can consider the other towns making up the survey’s top four.
These are Maidstone in Kent, Chester in Cheshire, and Perth in Scotland.