Happy? You are if you’re in Stockport: Town crowned happiest place to live in the North West

  • Stockport has been voted the happiest place to live in the North West in the Rightmove Happy at Home Index
  • The town ranks fourth overall in Great Britain, with high scores in contentment, amenities and neighbourliness all helping it win the regional crown
  • The Happy at Home Index asks residents to rate their local area on 12 distinct factors which are then combined to describe the ‘overall’ happiness of more than 100 places across the country
  • Stockport has been voted the happiest place to live in the North West, after nearly 50,000 people across Great Britain were asked to rank how happy they feel in their homes and communities.


    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.

    We have created some limited edition ‘We Love Stockport’ stickers so you can show your support for your town’s win. If you would like to request one please fill in the form here.


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