Skipton - home of the UK's leading Invoice Finance lender - has been voted as the ultimate location in the UK, according to The Sunday Times.
The compilation identifies the North Yorkshire town the most desired location to live, ahead of Newnham in Cambridge, Monmouth in Wales and Falmouth in Cornwall.
Judges said Skipton was commended for its ideal combination of very low crime rates, top-class schools, great transport links, a "buzzing high street" dominated by independent shops, pretty and reasonably priced property, and beautiful surrounding countryside.
Supplement home editor Helen Davies said: "The four places we have selected demonstrate the range of fantastic places there are to live across Britain.
"Skipton is a worthy winner for this year."