Welsh beauty spot is best place to relocate to

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A Welsh beauty spot has been named the most up-and-coming place to move to right now.

The Gower Peninsula in Glamorgan boasts some of the countries best beaches and incredible countryside. In fact, it was declared an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1956, so the spectacular spot has been wowing visitors for years.

Now it's been crowned the most up-and-coming relocation area in the whole of the UK –based on house price increases, quality of schools, low crime rate and 20% uplift in people enquiring about a move there in the last three months.

Property portal Boomin analysed 600 UK locations to find out where ranked best for buyers right now, against 10 factors. Wales and the North West of England dominated the results with no single Southern location making their top 20.

Boomin says this trend 'hints that post-pandemic, cheaper housing and a better, greener quality of life is proving much more inviting'.

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Photo credit: George-Standen - Getty Images

If you prefer urban life, Wigan in Greater Manchester came in second. Often dubbed the 'happiest place' in Manchester, it's seen a 13% increase in house prices since 2017 partly down to its favourable crime rates.

In fact, Manchester is the city to move to right now as Manchester Central was third in the survey. Boomin says the area has become a haven for Londoners looking for a more affordable alternative to city life.

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Photo credit: Michelle McMahon - Getty Images

Here's the full list of the 20 most up-and-coming UK property spots in 2021:

1. Gower, Glamorgan

2. Wigan, Greater Manchester

3. Manchester Central, Greater Manchester

4. Monmouth, Monmouthshire

5. Ogmore-by-Sea, Glamorgan

6. Aberavon, Port Talbot

7. Rochdale, Greater Manchester

8. Leigh, Greater Manchester

9. Stourbridge, Worcestershire

10. Torfaen, Monmouthshire

11. Stretford, Greater Manchester

12. Ludlow, Shropshire

13. Wythenshawe, Cheshire

14. Pudsey, West Yorkshire

15. Ards and North Down, Norther Ireland

16. Oldham, Greater Manchester

17. Burton, East Staffordshire

18. Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire

19. Heywood, Greater Manchester

20. Headingley, North West Leeds

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