One of the wealthiest counties in the UK, residents of Surrey report enjoying a very high quality of life. With most major towns located within an hour’s commute of London, the many attractions of the region — Surrey Hills, the North Downs, Epsom Downs Racecourse, Hampton Court Palace — are popular destinations for visitors from the city as well as favourite haunts of the locals. Many families move to Surrey, drawn by the exceptionally good schools as well as the lovely surroundings. The range of towns and villages, as well as properties, has also contributed to Surrey’s popularity, making it one of the more densely populated counties. Five Surrey towns are in the top 25 places to live in the UK, according to Halifax’s 2014 Quality of Life survey.