Saffron Walden crowned ‘Best place to live in the East of England’

Saffron Walden has been named as the Best Place to Live in the East of England in the annual Sunday Times Best Places to Live guide.

The town was praised by judges for its excellent schools, country feel, busy high street and café scene, as well as its convenient location for commuters to both Cambridge and London.

Of Saffron Walden, the Sunday Times judges said: “Always beautiful, this historic market town is now adding a touch of youthful vigour to its highbrow credentials. Young families are moving in, attracted in part by the excellent schools and it’s as dog-friendly as it is family-friendly. Cool new bars, shops and restaurants are opening, with local produce to the fore, and the market is a highlight of the week.”