How does the health of Basingstoke high street compare with other major towns and cities?

In a list of 82 big high streets, the town has come 53rd in an analysis looking at different factors that promote good health.

Data has come from Bankrate, who have created a health index by looking at the amenities surrounding big UK high streets, awarding each a score based on the healthy life choices, social interaction and mental wellbeing they promote. For example, for each gym a town will be awarded three points, but fast food street it will have two points deducted.

For the study, Bankrate used Festival Place, Church Street for Basingstoke.

They found that York is home to the healthiest high street in the UK, amassing 471 points in total.

London came third on the list.

The unhealthiest high street can be found in Peterborough, with -104 points.

Basingstoke sits in the bottom half, coming below places like Bournemouth, Reading and Watford in terms of high street health.

Basingstoke was rated a '76' in total as its health score.

Health concerns continue to grow in the UK as the NHS report that 63 per cent of adults were labelled overweight or obese.

Bankrate's findings discovered that the average house price in cities that scored highly in the index was £319,691.

At the other end of the scale, the house prices in cities with high streets that scored badly averaged out at £216,200.

This means there is a correlation between having an unhealthy high street, and the value of a home.

In fact, homes with a healthy high street nearby were valued on average £103,491 more.

You can find the study in full here: www.bankrate.com/uk/mortgages/healthiest-uk-highstreets/