I think its been done before but lets balance the 'worst places' thread out! Here are mine (note that these don't necessarily correspond with the 10 best places to visit as one might like to visit a place but not live there!) 1. Manchester. A superb public transport system, arguably the second city of the UK (sorry Birmingham.) with culture etc to rival London. Close proximity to the Peak District and the coast. 2. Birmingham. Some would say a controversial choice and you might probe and ask 'which parts of Birmingham then?' (Moseley for bohemian-ness and 'village' feel in a city? Harbourne for its mix of professionals? Maybe not Handsworth........) But Birmingham has perhaps the best clubbing and nightlife scene in the country. Broad Street for your commercial tastes, the Jewellery Quarter if you want to go upmarket, Digbeth for the warehousey raves, Hurst street for the gay village! You can get anywhere in the UK (bar north Scotland) with a not too insanely long drive/train journey and the down to earth, dour Brummie humour is unrivalled despite the appalling accent. 3. Newcastle. Like Manc, excellent public transport and culture and the coast. The climate is the one thing not on its side (IMO) however! 4. Parts of Kent. OK so you need to win the Lottery to afford to actually live there. But the South East often clings on to Summer when Atlantic fronts have wiped the sun off the rest of the UK. And its the best place to easily **** off for a daytrip (or longer) to the Continent from. 5. Bristol. There is something about Bristol that exudes friendliness and the place has a marvellous waterfront town centre, mild climate and fascinating little suburbs (One can get envious of those living there watching the colourful backdrops in Skins!) 6. Bournemouth. Miles of sandy promenade on a south facing coast and a big enough place to keep you in work/interesting things to do. And beautiful gardens/proximity to the New Forest. 7. London. Yes, you read right! One can have a Marmite relationship with a place and put it in both lists! But again six balls are needed to afford to live there! And then one would be choosy about the suburb one lives in! 8. Nottingham. Most pubs per square mile in the UK(?) and Sherwood Forest nearby. 9. York. The home city of a marvellous county. Again, good choice of pubs even if the club nightlife is a bit lacking! 10. Brighton. Any place that votes in the Greens to Westminster must be progressive and forward thinking. Which we need.