The happiest place to live in Britain

Rightmove have released a recent survey and have announced that for the third time in a row Harrogate has been crowned the happiest place to live in Britain.

Rightmove surveyed 24,000 people in 130 different places, and asked them a number of questions about their home, including how proud they were, how nicely decorated it was, how safe they felt, how much space they had, and how nice the neighbours were.

Alastair Hart, Branch Manager for Hunters in Harrogate commented on the result and what this means for the area:

'This is the third year in a row that Harrogate has been voted the happiest place to live in the UK, and if you come to the town it's easy to see why. In the town itself there are beautiful areas of open parkland and we are surrounded by the Yorkshire Dales and the beautiful countryside. Harrogate also has excellent shopping facilities, a wide variety of restaurants and cafes and a choice of excellent schooling including the Grammar School. People in and around the area have a great quality of life with low unemployment, low crime and excellent local services.

The 'Tour de France 2014' helped put Harrogate on the map, and its popularity has continued to grow with a wide range of properties available from first time buyer/investment properties right up to country estates, it's a really nice and diverse market to work in and I am very lucky to be involved with one of our flagship branches here.'

Click here to read more about the results of the Rightmove survey.