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And the Best Place to Live in Buckinghamshire is…

A bucolic rural setting with outstanding local schools, a buzzy pub and an easy commute to London... we have a worthy winner!

The cricket greens were mown, the pub signs were polished, and it was a tooth-and-nail contest among Buckinghamshire’s finest towns and villages. But your votes in the inaugural Muddy ‘Best Places to Live‘ competition have now been counted and…*drumroll*…. we’re delighted to announce that the worthy winner is:


This gorgeous village is in a bucolic rural setting yet has everything that a countryside community needs – a community shop, a bustling pub, an outstanding school and a nearby market town for bigger shops, plus a straightforward commuting route via nearby Haddenham.

Here, read our full Best Places to Live Guide to Long Crendon to get a 360 on what makes it so special, and check out the final voting results in full below.

1/ Long Crendon
2/ Olney
3/ Amersham
4/ Brill
5/ Marlow
6/ Great Missenden
7/ Beaconsfield
8/ The Chalfonts

Want a peek over the border at the best places to live in Oxfordshire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire or Berkshire or maybe plot the location for your next break or dream holiday home? Check out the full list of winners across 25 counties.

Don’t agree with the verdict? Let us know in the comments below if you have a gem we’ve missed out and we’ll hotfoot it down there to see if it can make the cut for next time.

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