Where are the happiest places to live in 2019?


*Information from Rightmove blog – full article here: https://www.rightmove.co.uk/news/articles/dream-properties/where-are-the-happiest-places-to-live/

Rightmove surveyed residents the length and breadth of Great Britain for our annual Happy at Home Index and the results are in: these are the happiest places to live.

  • The Northumberland market town of Hexham has been crowned the happiest place to live in Great Britain, topping Rightmove’s 2019 Happy at Home Index
  • In second place is Harrogate in Yorkshire and taking third place on the podium is Richmond upon Thames in London
  • Richmond upon Thames has been named the happiest place in the capital for the fifth year in a row, while Galashiels leads the way for Scotland and Llandrindod Wells tops the Welsh table
  • Rightmove’s annual Happy at Home Index asks residents how happy they are where they live, based on 12 happiness factors, across 194 areas in Great Britain

Hexham in Northumberland, Harrogate in Yorkshire and Richmond upon Thames in the capital are where residents feel happiest this year.

In Scotland, it’s Galashiels where residents are most content, while in Wales, Llandrindod Wells is where people feel most satisfied.

More than 22,000 people across Great Britain took part in Rightmove’s Happy at Home survey, which asks residents how happy they are where they live, as well as asking them to rank 12 happiness factors.

The 12 factors range from how safe residents feel and how friendly the neighbours are, to how good the local services are, the level of community spirit and the quality of cultural activities in the area.

To mark such glittering scores, we have shone a light on these communities to showcase some of the finest properties in the happiest towns, villages and cities in Great Britain. Click here to view the national table in full.

Woodley Field, Hexham

This magnificent property is thought to date back to 1870 and oozes character and charm at every twist and turn.

The six-bedroom home, set over three impressive floors, boasts oak panelling, exquisitely carved fireplaces, stone mullion windows and open fireplaces – all of which are enhanced by the high ceilings, decorative plasterwork and cornicing.


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