Northumberland’s history, outdoors, schools, choice of property, and stunning coastline are all reasons that various bodies have counted it among the top places to live in the UK throughout the years. Northumberland has also ranked as a good place to raise a family, because of its generally low crime rates and good schools, as well as affordable housing. Newcastle is commutable from most places, and some commute to London, although generally not 5 days a week. The area has staying power, and it also draws people from outside the region, particularly London and the South East, who are looking to enjoy the outdoor activities and pace of life that comes with a rural lifestyle. Northumberland’s towns are also reputed to have a strong sense of community, so those looking to raise a family in a beautiful and friendly place need look no further than Northumberland.