Northern Ireland’s most desirable location is Craigavon28th March 2015
It may come as a surprise to some, but maybe not to its natives – Northern Ireland’s most desirable location is Craigavon.
The Co Armagh town has been named as having Northern Ireland’s most desirable postcode in a UK-wide survey by Royal Mail.
Known for its roundabouts, leafy cycle paths and welter of housing estates, the 1960s new town may be an unexpected choice as a poll-topper, heading a five-strong list that also included Finaghy, Lurgan, Dundonald and Carrickfergus.
But the Royal Mail survey, carried out for the organisations by the Centre for Economic and Business Research, listed a plethora of benefits to living in the town. Among them, it said Craigavon had “lower than average commuting times and fewer people working over 50 hours a week”.