Bingham has topped a study by Family Investments, which examined a number of factors including quality of schools, childcare provision, affordability and crime levels.
Bingham has a population of 9,000 is renowned for its successful education facilities, The study noted that 77% of GCSE pupils in Bingham achieved A* to C grades compared with the national average of 43%.
The range of amenities were taken into account when choosing the top 20. Bingham is home to a variety of clubs and social groups. There is a farmers’ market as well as a weekly market, plenty of shops, post office, a pharmacy and most importantly six pubs!
Bingham Leisure Centre has become increasingly popular over the years with its range of exciting activities, that cater for all ages. The Scout Group attracts around 140 youngsters.
Kate Moore, of Family Investments said, “Bingham’s combination of affordable housing, low crime and excellent schools make it a winning location for bringing up a family. It’s set in a relatively rural location but is a large enough town to have good amenities and the locals tell us there’s a strong community spirit.
“We have tried to come up with a list which reflects the attributes parents tell us are most important.”
Back in March this year, The Sunday Times voted Bingham into their top 10 most desirable places to live in the Midlands. They gave a short comment on why Bingham was chosen.
“You may have never heard of Bingham, but those who discover it, never want to leave it.
“A small town a few mile east of Nottingham, it has the community strengths of a village, with a good mix of age groups and long list of clubs, societies and events so everyone has something fun to do.
“The old town centre, with its distinctive Butter Cross, is attractive and lively and Toot Hill secondary is in the top two per cent of state schools.”