One effect of the pandemic has been the pressure placed on many people to find viable ways of working from home. It's likely that a significant number of these workers may continue to be wholly or partially home-based after the virus threats subsides, potentially giving them greater choice about where they live.
If just weekly or monthly visits to the office are enough, no longer does home have to be within an hour or so of an employer's premises, so priorities such as schools, facilities, value for money and a better quality of life may come to the fore. For sheer variety of locations, UK homebuyers are spoilt for choice.
You could opt for the combination of town and country offered by 'garden cities'. In 2017, the government announced plans for 17 new garden villages and towns in England.
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