Isle of Wight town cited as fifth ‘nicest place in Britain’ to live

The list is the outcome of a two-year study carried out by the Centre for Economic and Business Research and the Royal Mail and considered a range of factors for the top ten list.

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Yesterday (Tuesday) the Daily Mail (the most read news Website in the world) ran a piece citing East Cowes as the fifth ‘nicest place in Britain’ to live.

The list is the outcome of a two year study carried out by the Centre for Economic and Business Research and the Royal Mail. Data was gathered from a range of sources, including the last Census (2011) and the Indices of Multiple Deprivation, to determine factors within all postcodes such as schools, parks and working hours.

PO32 (East Cowes) sat in fifth place, one place behind Sale in Greater Manchester, but one place above Eastleigh in Hampshire.

In good company
Home to Queen Victoria’s holiday mansion, several high-tech businesses, Red Funnel’s car ferry terminal and a mixture of small independent shops and restaurants, and this will be welcome news for all those living and working in East Cowes.

Read the Daily Mail article in full.

Thanks to Julia Baker-Smith for the heads up last night

Image: © Les Lockhart

Wednesday, 1st March, 2017 9:42am

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tosh

tiki in East Cowes we have a very good post office not like Cowes you might want to move here LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

tiki

Sure it isn’t April Fools Day? Have these people ever been to East Cowes. Apart from Osborne House and Waitrose there’s nothing there. LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

Steve Goodman
Evidently some foolish people might benefit from an educational EC visit to see for themselves what’s there in addition to the Royal residence and Waitrose corner shop which many other places must envy. Greedy RF think EC is so good they want to seize a big chunk of it, and residents care enough about the town to have taken back control of the listed former Frank James… Read more »
Jason

This is just like when Waitrose got East Cowes and Cowes mixed up isn’t it?

garageelfiniow

definitely released this on the wrong day – should have saved it for April 1st
I have had the good fortune to visit large parts of Britain over the years and I just cannot agree with their findings

Luisa Hillard

I have always maintained that East Cowes is a great place to live. I am someone who has moved around a lot in the past but having moved to the Island, and chosen East Cowes as the place to raise my family for the past 10 years (in 3 different houses), I appreciate what the town has to offer.

Marilyn Scott

Well not sure about Cowes but we Love isle of wight met my Husband there 53 years ago

Julia Baker-Smith

I absolutely love East Cowes and can see why it came high up the list. Fantastic green open spaces, wonderful history, good schools and the best community spirit I’ve experienced anywhere. I made the decision to raise my children here when I returned home from the Navy 11 years ago and it was the best decision I’ve ever made. I can’t imagine living anywhere else.

eddo

east cowes has views of cowes

Rowan
Yes East Cowes may be a great place to live, but I think we need a bit more information than this – ‘Data was gathered from a range of sources, including the last Census (2011) and the Indices of Multiple Deprivation, to determine factors within all postcodes such as schools, parks and working hours.’ It all depends on what factors they considered, and what weighting they then… Read more »
davee

Why do you need more information. The same criteria was applied to all English towns. At the time of the survey, East Cowes was voted the 5th nicest place to live.

Karl Lovec
East Cowes is a wonderful place to live and that’s why we moved back to it for the second time We are trying to refresh the town and getting it right might take a while but I for one, am on the case. Tonight is a meeting of East Cowes 2019 at 6.45 at the Studio school. We are having a pictorial historical presentation and forming a… Read more »
Damieon phillips

This can not be right … what bl**dy group of inbreads made this up .. its a bl**ody awful olace to live . I know and respect those who are hapoy thier but that just isnt right .. def a April fools input

Steve Goodman

Please help us to understand why it might be thought that EC is “a bl**ody awful olace to live”, as so many have a different view and/or are working to make the place even better for everybody, and because replying might also help you to make your unique and exiting communication skills even better.

Steve Goodman

Oops – I’ve just seen my missing c!