If you are searching for a great 1.8 starter world this seed is ideal. The world contains a large NPC village at (x=-500, z=250) as well as a second village on the water at (x=-700, z=150). There is also a ravine with an exposed mine shaft at (x=-380, z=530). Credit goes to felieche on the Minecraft forums for the discovery.
Minecraft Seed: 89061404