According to a September 2017 report from the NatCen Social Research Centre for Woman’s Hour, East Dunbartonshire and East Renfrewshire are the best places in the UK for women to live in terms of a range of these quality of life indicators:
- Housing affordability
- Personal wellbeing
- Life expectancy
Here is the table for all women:
- East Dunbartonshire
- East Renfrewshire
- West Oxfordshire
- Islington London
- Blackpool North West
- Corby East Midlands
Regrettably, quality of life for women in many parts of the Scottish west, in particular, are no better than in many of the denser urban areas in England. The report does not enable an averaged comparison of Scotland with England, Wales or Northern Ireland.
It’s worth also noting that with regard to culture, that these two areas benefit from proximity to Glasgow rather than, I feel sure, providing the cultural experiences themselves.
Afterthought: See this from 2016:
‘Those living in Scotland have the best quality of life in the UK, according to a new survey measuring the factors that shape Briton’s lives. According to the Social Progress Index, which assesses health, safety, access to education and individual rights, England was behind both Scotland and Northern Ireland when it came to quality of life, ahead only of Wales.’