The Manc - A town in Greater Manchester has been named Britain's best place to live in 2020"

A town in Greater Manchester has been named Britain’s best place to live in 2020

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Altrincham has topped the Sunday Times' Best Place To Live list for 2020.

The award signals a remarkable turnaround for the Trafford town, which received the unwanted accolade of "worst high street in Britain" ten years ago.

Today, Altrincham is home to a market that has been described as "beyond compare".

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Excellent restaurants, cafes, and transport links all played a role in pushing Altrincham to the top of the prestigious list.

The town also scored points for its friendly community and convenient location - equidistant from Manchester city centre and the countryside, with National Trust civil parish Dunham Massey on its doorstep.

Two of the best schools in the North West region reside in Alty, with excellent housing available in the area (prices averaging around £325,000 or £895 in monthly rent).

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Helen Davies, Home Editor of The Sunday Times, said:"Never has where you live felt more important. This year we have, along with house prices, air quality, good schools and access to green spaces, championed locations that have showcased great community spirit.

"The feeling of involvement in and concern for one's local community is being challenged — and celebrated  — as never before. We wish everyone well wherever they live."

Read the full list here.

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