Happy? You are if you’re in Stockport: Town crowned happiest place to live in the North West
Nationally, the town comes fourth overall out of 111 places, with the Index painting a picture of it as a place with friendly neighbours and plenty to get involved with in the community.
While Stockport scored highly overall, a few of the factors that rank higher elsewhere in the region included safety where Crewe topped the list, and being most relaxed at home, which was awarded to Preston.
Jason Tonge of Ian Tonge Property Services in Stockport says:
“Stockport is a fantastic place to live for many reasons – the excellent education your family can get here, the brilliant sporting amenities, the great transport links and the parks.”
Who’s happiest around Great Britain?
The top ten happiest places are scattered across Great Britain, with Harrogate taking the top spot for the second year in a row and Inverness in Scotland coming runner up. The bottom ten are all within Greater London, with East London coming bottom out of the 111 places.
People can find out how the other places in the North West and the rest of Great Britain fared by using the Happy at Home microsite available at: rightmove.co.uk/news/happy-at-home
In total 47,463 people responded to Rightmove’s Happy At Home Index survey.