Is your home on the hot list? New survey reveals the 20 British towns and cities most popular with property buyers

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  • Cheltenham in Gloucestershire has topped the list of the most desirable place to live according to a new survey by Estate agent, Knight Frank

    The regency spa town of Cheltenham is officially a property hot spot, with more homes being sold in this little corner of the UK than any other place in Britain, according to the latest research from estate agent, Knight Frank.Cheltenham is home to the upmarket Cheltenham Ladies' College and the historical Pittville Pump Room (pictured)  VisitCheltenham/David Sellman Lansdown Terrace, a Grade II listed dressed stone Regency town house in Cheltenham is on the market for £1.5 million with Knight Frank  Knight Frank

    Home to the well-known racecourse and super posh ladies’ college, Cheltenham is packed with Regency properties and pretty residential streets. In January alone, over £15m-worth of property went under offer here through Knight Frank. Wowser!

    The town is famous for it's world-renowed racecourse which hosts the four-day Cheltenham Festival, featuring the Cheltenham Gold Cup  Trevor Meeks

    So how does your local area fare? Is it on the property hot list or the homes z-list?

    According to the survey, the second most popular area in the UK is Leamington Spa. Located in Warwickshire, the town has good transport links, easy access to the motorway network and a growing population of young professionals.

    The popular commuter town of Royal Tunbridge Wells is number five on the list, with sales up 50% on last year. People are attracted to the area’s outstanding schools, independent shops and restaurants, and plenty of nearby green space.

    Tunbridge Wells in Kent was fifth on the list and features good transport links, making it an easy commute into London  Tunbridge Wells Borough Council

    If you’re desparate to find out if your area’s made it on to the most desirable list, check out the full results of the survey below:

    Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

    Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

    Sherborne, Dorset

    Tetbury, Gloucestershire

    Tunbridge Wells, Kent

    Winchester, Hampshire

    Amersham, Buckinghamshire

    Oxford, Oxfordshire

    Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire

    Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire

    Stockbridge, Hampshire

    Knaresborough, Yorkshire

    Cranbrook, Kent

    Ascot, Berkshire

    Exeter, Devon

    Edinburgh, Scotland

    Guildford, Surrey

    Sevenoaks, Kent

    Bath, Somerset

    Cirencester, Gloucestershire

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