The bad news is that according to Emoov, Rye has been downgraded to a village but fear not, as we all know differently. The good news is that whilst our town status has seemingly gone unnoticed, the great British public have realised that Rye as a place to live and work is the best location and has been ranked at the number one position nationally.
Emoov is a company founded by Russell Quirk in 2010, self described as a “hybrid estate agency, combining a low-cost online service with support from local agents”.
Emoov, like Rightmove and Zoopla, provide regular reviews and statistics based on market forces which includes their recent Rural Working Index. Here, they looked at 90 different locations across the United Kingdom and scored each location on its suitability for a work from home lifestyle. They considered a wide range of criteria which included broadband speed, home office space, local facilities and things to do, accessibility and how pretty the working environment is.
In addition, and according to some of the user reviews taken from TripAdvisor, Rye is also considered to be both “rural and happening”.
Not to feel left out, Camber featured in one of their polls and also featured well by coming in at the number 20 position as “one of the most affordable top destinations for rural working in the United Kingdom”.
Praise indeed for both Rye and Camber, but let’s face it, we all know how lucky we are to live here on the south coast, particularly now during these unprecedented times, but it’s nice to be reminded of the fact and others may now be tempted to come here to experience what we, at times, might sometimes take for granted.
Image Credits: Nick Forman , Emoov .