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Chandler's Ford named as one of best towns in UK to raise a family
11:03am Tuesday 2nd October 2012 in Winchester
CHANDLER'S Ford has been named as one of the best places in England and Wales to bring up a family.
The popular residential area has appeared among the top 20 in a study which examined factors including quality of schools, childcare provision, affordability of living and crime levels.
Wokingham in Berkshire was the best town and the rest of the list is dominated by places in the south-east and the south-west, according to Family Investments, which commissioned the survey.
The factors considered by the study included school exam results, school Ofsted inspections, quantity and quality of nursery care, affordability of childcare, crime figures and property affordability.
It also considered the availability of an existing population of parents with young children, parks and green spaces, leisure centres, zoos, farms, museums and theatres.