Chichester is one of the best places to live

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THE SUNDAY Times has named Chichester as one of the best places to live in the South East.

Not only that, but the city is the only place in West Sussex to make the list.

The comprehensive guide took a wide range of elements into account, including transport links, quality of schools, natural beauty, low crime rate, property prices, cultural life and unemployment figures.

The guide was published on Sunday, and listed Chichester as one of 12 ‘little nirvanas’ across the South East.

Other havens which received the accolade included Reigate, Sevenoaks, Winchester, Ticehurst, Farnham, Hart, Beaconsfield, Canterbury, Ascot, Little Berkhamstead and Welwyn Garden City.

Sunday Times associate editor Eleanor Mills, said: “Scampering around Britain for my column I find there are particular bits of our crowded island which always retain a particular attraction for people.

“We have built on this basic information to create a definitive guide.”