Dacorum is a great place to live with something on offer for everybody - whether you are interested in music and the performing arts, sport and leisure, or culture and heritage, look no further.
The borough is one of great contrast, from the natural beauty of the Ashridge estate and the Chilterns running through to its varied and vibrant town centres. Fascinating architecture and popular attractions make Dacorum an enjoyable place to live and its close proximity to major motorways makes travelling all over the county easy and especially to London.
Dacorum was named among the UK’s top 50 Local Authority Districts in 2011 by the Halifax Quality of Life Rankings. Since then, as shown by the 2012 survey, a range of factors including residents’ health and life expectancy, employment, crime rates, weather and even broadband access continue to improve.
Fast Facts for Dacorum (2012):
- Gross weekly earnings £654
- Employment rates 73.8%
- Households with broadband access 98.4%
- Empty homes 0.9%
- Average of sunshine a week 30.3hours – bettered only by the Isle of Wight and Bournemouth