Craigavon ticks all the boxes: in a 2015 Royal Mail survey of postcodes, Craigavon was named the most desirable place to live in Northern Ireland, calculated based on access to good schools, green spaces, employment prospects, affordable houses, and commuting times. The residential town was constructed as a new planned settlement in the 1960s, which had a favourable impact on commuting times and house prices, as well as access to local services. The area also enjoys low crime rates. The town also has roundabouts instead of traffic lights, separates motorists from pedestrians, and includes a dedicated cycle network, as well as keeping industrial areas separate. The area also includes charming villages and beautiful countryside, and is located within 25 miles of Belfast — offering the entire spectrum of lifestyle options.