Whether you’re a fan of bustling big cities, historic towns, sleepy suburbs or quiet little villages, the UK has a lot to offer in terms of settling down and calling somewhere home. But, with so many places to choose from, it can be difficult to work out which is the best option.
Thank goodness, then, for Rightmove’s newest survey, which has unveiled the 10 happiest places to live on our little island.
After speaking with 17,000 people, Rightmove asked residents how happy they truly feel in their homestead. They then had participants consider 12 happiness factors – including the friendliness of the neighbours, and the quality of local services.
“We’ve looked at the connection between each of the factors and what contributes to how happy people say they are overall, and it’s the people in an area and how someone feels about living there that makes the biggest difference,” said Rightmove’s research manager Abiola Oni.
“So the strength of community spirit, people feeling like they belong and that they can be themselves are all more important than the services and money that they have, though these do still contribute to overall happiness.”
Peruse our gallery below to find out which places made the cut – and get some inspiration for your next big move, too...
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