A ROAD in Poole is one of the best streets to live on in the country, according to new research.

De Mauley Road, in Canford Cliffs, was named on a list of the best 50 streets to live on in Britain by the Telegraph, after research carried out by the national newspaper and estate agent Knight Frank.

The study identified the best places to live based on crime levels, employment opportunities, quality of the public realm and proximity to schools and transport.

“Then, through interviews with leading estate agents, it reveals arguably the best streets in the land with a bias towards family-friendly pockets and properties in suburbs and towns, rather than down-town inner city spots or rural villages,” the Telegraph said.

“These addresses boast period housing stock, are near the right schools and next to green or blue space.”

On the De Mauley Road, the newspaper said: “Retreat from the exclusive Sandbanks to Canford Cliffs to find more family-orientated streets for full-time residents.

“"De Mauley Road is the prime street here popular with families. It is within easy, level, walking distance of the shops, hairdressers, cafes and restaurants," says Savills’ Sean Gibson. "The golden sandy beach of the same name is a big draw and a big family homes here could cost around £1,435,000."”

The study also found that average house prices on the street were £891,392, compared to £350,126 on average in the local authority.