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Maldon named 25th best rural place to live.

Published on Tuesday, 10th April 2018

The 2018 Halifax Rural Quality of Life rankings reveal that Maldon District residents enjoy one of the best qualities of life in the UK.

Halifax Rural Quality of Life Survey tracks where living standards are highest in Great Britain by ranking local performance across key indicators covering: the labour market, the housing market, the environment, education, health, and personal well-being. The survey is based on data at local authority district (LAD) level and examines 109 rural LADs in Great Britain.

Maldon District performs well across 26 variables but is recognised for its lowest average annual rainfall at 561mm (National average is 863.8 mm per year).

Cllr Durham, Leader of Maldon District Council, said “The Maldon District is a wonderful and peaceful part of Essex with lengthy and atmospheric coastline, big skies, and superb wildlife. Residents and visitors alike enjoy the strong sense of community, safety and quality of life in this scenic part of the country. It is easy to see why so many people have fallen in love with the Maldon District and why it is such a great place to live, work and enjoy.”

Low rain fall not only means the District is a great place for leisure, but our micro-climate also makes it, and specifically the Crouch Valley, a near ideal place for grape growing and wine production.

The District is defined by the rivers Crouch and Blackwater which make up the dynamic Saltmarsh Coast and have influenced the area’s development for thousands of years: quaint villages and historic towns, steeped in timeless heritage and full of exciting surprises, world famous food producers, the iconic Thames Sailing Barges and stunning coastal walks. Only 40 miles from London and close to the City of Chelmsford, many people choose to live, base their business or spend their time in the area.