Manchester named among most desirable places to live in UK - full top 10 list including Liverpool and Leeds

A survey has told us what we already know about Manchester - it's a brilliant place to live.

Manchester has been named as one of the most desirable places to live in the UK - well, of course it has.

Created on behalf of Swift Direct Blinds, the ‘UK Property Index’ rates towns, boroughs and cities across the country in key categories related to house prices and property sales to determine an overall ‘desirability score’.

Manchester comes out eighth overall, with 6.12 out of 10, but isn't the highest ranking place in Greater Manchester, with Wigan fifth. Our fine city does come in ahead of Liverpool, 10th, but is somehow behind seventh-placed Leeds. Glasgow comes out on top with 8.01.

The index analysed factors such as average property price per local authority and how this has changed over time, the areas with the fewest number of properties for sale, and where people are looking to buy properties the most.

The full top ten are listed below with London excluded.