Chester has become probably my favourite city in the UK since starting university. The town is cute with traditional Tudoristic buildings and cobbled paths. However it also has every shop you'd expect in a bigger city, even brand specific shops such as Jack Wills and Rolex. The people are friendly (mainly students) and everything is walkable, from my student housing it's a 10 minute walk to a retail park (gym, supermarkets) or the town. There's also a very low crime rate and over my 3 years I haven't known anyone to suffer from any theft, mugging, assault, whereas I know my friends at other universities delt with this. Also it's only a 15min drive to Cheshire Oaks which is one of the best outlets in the UK. Also the Chester Races are a sick day to wear a suit get drunk and bet away your student loan. Comfortablity of a small town with the facilities of a big City. Would consider moving back here to settle down in the UK. Bad Points: Nightlife is limited (However the Live Rooms are amazing for bigger events, Skream, Micheal Bibi, Nghtwrk. Area is quite middle class and not very racially diverse.