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WhatHouse? Location Ratings – a new way to search for your home

Your perfect home is uniquely yours. What matters most to you in a home may not be the same as what matters to someone else. That's why we created the WhatHouse? Location Rankings, a new feature to help you find your perfect home match, no matter what your priorities are.

Are you on the hunt for a new home that ticks all your boxes? Then you have come to the right place. WhatHouse.com is the ultimate resource for finding your dream new build home in the UK. As one of the largest online property portals exclusively listing new build homes, we're here to guide you every step of the way.

Introducing our innovative WhatHouse? Location Ratings!

Our industry-first Location Ratings can tell you so much more about your potential new home than just location, price, and number of bedrooms.

We use official data to consider factors like proximity to a city or nature, broadband speeds, schools and shops in the area, or air quality, to give you a broader picture of the developments you’re considering. With WhatHouse? Location Ratings, you can make an informed decision and find a home that tick the boxes that are most important to you and perfectly aligns with your lifestyle. 

Location Ratings

Working with data experts CLSQ, we assess the latest information to give every current new homes development a rating under the core categories you see here. We use the latest data from various government departments, open source map data, and monitoring bodies such as OFSTED and OFCOM, we combine the results into an easy-to-understand, visual system.

The ratings are updated regularly, meaning you can be confident you’re making informed decisions based on accurate data to help you pick your ideal new home!

If you’d like to know more about how the individual Location Ratings categories work, have a look at our explainer articles here.

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 Health and Wellbeing
Since the outbreak of Covid in 2020, the focus on health and quality of life has become more of a priority than ever, and one of the fundamental factors in choosing where we live.
 Mobile Connectivity
In our digital world, it’s ever more important to ensure that the range and quality of services for our digital devices matches our daily needs, from working from home to streaming movies.
 Transport Links
Being within easy reach of people and places for work or leisure is a top consideration when choosing your brand new home for many.  
 Finance
We assess the latest information to give current new homes developments a rating for the core topic of finance, from value appreciation over time to projected running costs.
 Education and Amenities
Having somewhere to buy groceries and other essentials, a place to enjoy leisure time, and, for families, schools which are easy to get to from home, is a crucial factor to everyday life.
Best rated locations across UK for new homes
Best rated locations across England for new homes
Pick you region in England for more details on the best rated locations; North East EnglandNorth West EnglandYorkshire and the HumberWest MidlandsEast MidlandsSouth WestSouth EastEast of England and London.
Best rated locations across Scotland for new homes
Pick you area in Scotland for more details on the best rated locations; AberdeenshireEast LothianPerth and KinrossMorayEdinburghHighlandGlasgowSouth LanarkshireMidlothianWest LothianEast LothianNorth Lanarkshire and many more.
  • Renfrewshire
    Average Rating
    4.1
    Top rated Renfrewshire developments including: Coatsbrae (4.1) by Keepmoat in Paisley. Dargavel Village (0.0) by Bellway in Bishopton. Ferry Village (0.0) by Bellway in Renfrew.
  • East Renfrewshire
    Average Rating
    4.0
    Top rated East Renfrewshire developments including: Sandringham Gate (4.0) by Mactaggart & Mickel in Newton Mearns. Sycamore Park (4.0) by Persimmon Homes in Glasgow. Stewart Gardens (0.0) by Mactaggart & Mickel in Newton Mearns.
  • East Dunbartonshire
    Average Rating
    4.0
    Top rated East Dunbartonshire developments including: Boclair Mews (4.0) by David Wilson Homes in Bishopbriggs.
  • Clackmannanshire
    Average Rating
    4.0
    Top rated Clackmannanshire developments including: Alloa (4.0) by Allanwater Homes in Alloa.
Best rated locations across Wales for new homes
Pick you area in Wales for more details on the best rated locations; The Vale of Glamorgan, CarmarthenshireTorfaenCardiffNewportMonmouthshireBlaenau GwentPowysRhondda Cynon TafBridgend and many more.
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