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And the Best Place to Live in Leicestershire is…

This leafy town in the heart of Leicestershire has a fabulous community spirit and a brilliant buzzing indie scene, we have a worthy winner!

The floral baskets were primped, the shop windows polished and it was a tooth-and-nail contest among Leicestershire’s finest towns and villages. But your votes in the inaugural Muddy ‘Best Places to Live’ competition have now been counted and…*drumroll*…. we’re delighted to announce that the worthy winner is:


The gorgeous market town in Leicestershire has it all – buzzy cafés, a warm and friendly atmosphere, beautiful buildings, lovely local parks and it’s pretty much slap bang in the middle of the country. They’ve even got a fabulous Eco Village an alternative and more eco-friendly way to shop, a brilliant indoor foodie market and a really happy, lively and proud community.

It was once described by the Sunday Times as a “middle class fairy tale” which more or less sums it up. Here, read our full Best Places to Live guide to Market Harborough to get a 360 on what makes it so special, and check out the final voting results below.

1/ Market Harborough
2/ Market Bosworth
3/ Woodhouse Eaves
4/ Melton Mowbray
5/ Oadby
6/ Clarendon Park
7/ Burbage
8/ Stoneygate

Want a peek over the border at the best places to live in Warwickshire, Cambridgeshire or Northamptonshire maybe plot the location for your next break or dream holiday home? Check out the full list of winners across 25 counties.

Don’t agree with the verdict? Let us know in the comments below if you have a gem we’ve missed out and we’ll hotfoot it down there to see if can make the cut for next time.

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