Affluent spa town Harrogate in North Yorkshire has been crowned the UK’s happiest town, according to an on-line property website.
More than 40,000 people were quizzed throughout the UK on 12 different factors such as neighbourliness, safety, amenities, cost, and the amount of space in their home, and the ever-affluent Harrogate thanks to its great sense of community, atmosphere and down to earth feel finished first.
Harrogate pipped Stockport, another northern town to first place, whilst almost all the bottom 10 places, nine in fact, all feature areas in London, even the super wealthy area of Chiswick languished well at the bottom.
Britain’s happiest places to live
1. Harrogate, 2. Stockport, 3. Ipswich, 4. Exeter, 5. St Albans, 6. Kingston upon Thames, 7. Bath, 8. Worcester, 9. Bromley, 10. Truro
Britain’s unhappiest places to live
1. East London, 2. Croydon, 3. East central London, 4. Ilford, 5. South-east London, 6. Enfield, 7. North-west London, 8. West London, 9. Dudley, 10. North London
Overall the survey showed that people living in the north were happier than those living in the south.