While we've commented elsewhere on The Times' recent poll of best places to live in the UK, we're also interested to see that its findings have ruffled some feathers over at The Ham & High property pages.

Contesting Highgate’s place at number thirteen in the list of ‘old favourites’, compared to Hampstead’s failure to rank, the local paper has now launched its own light-hearted investigation. So which neighbourhood gets your vote? 

Both Highgate and Hampstead benefit from their proximity to beautiful Hampstead Heath, with its wildlife reserve, zoo and athletics track. As the Ham & High says, both also feature elegant period properties, high-calibre education choices, a wealth of independent shops, eateries and historic pubs and a number of travel links to the West End and the City. 

For Dexters, there’s little to choose between these two North London locations. If, like its community vibe, the price of Highgate property feels more accessible to some buyers, the distinctive glamour of Hampstead’s Belsize Park homes will appeal equally to others. 

Dexters have offices in IslingtonTuffnell ParkSt John’s Wood and West Hampstead. Help is at hand if you can’t decide so contact Dexters for more information about property for sale in Hampstead or Highgate.