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There is no need to ask yourself why you should live in the south-west region, it is consistently rated as one of the best places to live in the UK, with a high quality of life and a low crime rate. Some parts of the region enjoy more sunshine hours than anywhere else in the British Isles. Torquay, Paignton and Brixham enjoy long drawn out summers with milder winters than in the rest of Britain. Whether you are simply visiting this region, wishing to work or conduct a South-West property search, there is something for everyone.
The region has 8 cities: Salisbury, Bath, Wells, Bristol, Gloucester, Exeter, Plymouth and Truro. There are two national parks in Dartmoor and Exmoor and four world heritage sites including the Jurassic Park and Stonehenge.
The most economically productive areas within the region are Bristol, the M4 corridor and south-east Dorset which are all areas with the best road and rail links to London. The region as a whole is also known for its financial services sector including Banks, Building Societies and Insurance Corporations. There is also a strong military presence including the Royal Marines, Army, Air Force and of course the Navy around the southern coastal ports.
Students have plenty of Universities to choose from within the entire region and these are mainly based in the regions’ cities. There are 16 Local Education Authorities in the South-West Region with some of the best state and private schools in the country.