Right Move has released its 2020 Happy at Home index, which ranks locations around the UK based on happiness factors and feedback from residents, to reveal the happiest places to live in the UK
1. St Ives, Cornwall
The Cornish coastal town of St Ives bagged the top spot as the happiest place to live in the UK, coming in first on the Rightmove 2020 Happy at Home Index. The study, with over 21,000 respondents, found that coastal areas in general are where people feel the happiest.
2. Skipton, Yorkshire & The Humber
Second is Skipton, in North Yorkshire. The study, now in its ninth year, asks residents to rank the area using ten happiest factors. These factors include things like how friendly the neighbours are, how good local services are, and the sense of belonging.
3. Leamington Spa, West Midlands
Taking the third spot is Leamington Spa, in Warwickshire. The study has found that people are appreciating what’s on their doorstep more, with over a third of people stating that they now like their local area more than before.
4. Llandrindod Wells, Wales
Llandrindod Wells takes the top spot in Wales, and it also returned the highest score across the UK for residents feeling like they are able to really be themselves.