Hungerford, Reading and Twyford are among the best places to live in 2022

Key towns and villages in Berkshire have been ranked and the results may shock some people. The historic market town of Hungerford made it to the top of the county while Bracknell ranks almost among the worst places to live in the UK.

Property consultancy Garrington has unveiled its “Best Places to Live in 2022”, which lists 1,372 homes across the UK. Many Berkshire sites were included, but some might find the results surprising.

Areas were ranked by comparing natural beauty, quality of life, architectural beauty, and environmental “green” rating. Highest atop Berkshire was Hungerford which came 140th with Reading second in the county and 192nd overall.

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No other region in the county was above the top 500 spots – only three of the nine spots moved up from last year. BerkshireLive has listed every listed area in the county ranked from best to worst. Garrington’s full list can be seen here.

Hungerford

  • General classification: 140 / 1372
  • Change since last year: 21
  • Natural beauty ranking: 28 / 1372
  • Quality of life ranking: 983 / 1372
  • Architectural beauty ranking: 381 / 1372
  • Green ranking: 418 / 1372

Reading

  • General classification: 192 / 1372
  • Change since last year: -25
  • Natural beauty ranking: 98 / 1372
  • Quality of life ranking: 1209 / 1372
  • Architectural beauty ranking: 431 / 1372
  • Green ranking: 85 / 1372

Twyford (Wokingham)

  • General classification: 645 / 1372
  • Change since last year: 129
  • Natural beauty ranking: 321 / 1372
  • Quality of life ranking: 695 / 1372
  • Architectural beauty ranking: 783 / 1372
  • Green ranking: 758 / 1372

Woodley

  • General classification: 745 / 1372
  • Change since last year: 116
  • Natural beauty ranking: 337 / 1372
  • Quality of life ranking: 1139 / 1372
  • Architectural beauty ranking: 947 / 1372
  • Green ranking: 335 / 1372

Virginity

  • General classification: 749 / 1372
  • Change since last year: -308
  • Natural beauty ranking: 407 / 1372
  • Quality of life ranking: 1343 / 1372
  • Architectural beauty ranking: 616 / 1372
  • Green ranking: 171 / 1372

Datet

  • General classification: 785 / 1372
  • Change since last year: -212
  • Natural beauty ranking: 392 / 1372
  • Quality of life ranking: 892 / 1372
  • Architectural beauty ranking: 394 / 1372
  • Green ranking: 1117 / 1372

Quagmire

  • General classification: 811 / 1372
  • Change since last year: -362
  • Natural beauty ranking: 536 / 1372
  • Quality of life ranking: 1238 / 1372
  • Architectural beauty ranking: 939 / 1372
  • Green ranking: 150 / 1372

Thatcham

  • General classification: 904 / 1372
  • Change since last year: -16
  • Natural beauty ranking: 350 / 1372
  • Quality of life ranking: 726 / 1372
  • Architectural beauty ranking: 1024 / 1372
  • Green ranking: 906 / 1372

Bracknell

  • General classification: 1236 / 1372
  • Change since last year: -87
  • Natural beauty ranking: 1067 / 1372
  • Quality of life ranking: 1254 / 1372
  • Architectural beauty classification: 1279 / 1372
  • Green ranking: 100 / 1372

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