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A survey has confirmed what most already knew - that the Anglia region has some of the finest rural areas to live in in the entire country.
Eleven districts in the Anglia region are among the top twenty places in the Halifax Quality of Life survey. Uttlesford in Essex, centred on the town of Saffron Walden, comes top.
The survey shows people living in these places are some of the best paid, the most likely to have a job, live in larger houses and suffer less crime.
Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Lauren Hall in Saffron Walden
The Uttlesford district of Essex has been named as Britain's most desirable rural area to live in the annual 'rural quality of life survey' carried out by Halifax.
The district includes the historic towns of Saffron Walden, Thaxted and Great Dunmow as well as Stansted Airport.
South Northamptonshire ranked second while East Hertfordshire and South Cambridgeshire were also in the top ten.
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