Harrogate is the Happiest Place to Live
The north Yorkshire town of Harrogate has been named the happiest place to live in Great Britain for the third consecutive year.
Rightmove’s annual Happy at Home index asks residents to rate their local area on 12 criteria, which are combined to create a happiness score for 130 locations around the country.
The index revealed that Harrogate residents feel safe, proud of their home and happy with the town’s general upkeep.
Shrewsbury is in second place and Ipswich in third. Inverness is the happiest place to live in Scotland, Llandrindod Wells in Wales and Richmond in London.
Miles Shipside of Rightmove, says: “To come top of our Happy at Home index three years in row is no mean feat and we’ll be expecting a spike in people having a look on Rightmove to see what they might be able to afford to buy or rent in the Harrogate area.”
However, he cautions: “Anyone who is thinking of making a move there should bear in mind that property asking prices are higher than the national average, so perhaps it’s well worth a look at the below national average places of Shrewsbury and Ipswich, that make it into second and third place.”1
See Rightmove’s Happy at Home index in full here: http://www.rightmove.co.uk/viz/happy-at-home/