Rightmove has today revealed its annual Happy Home Index which reveals the happiest places to live in Great Britain.

The property website also published some of their regional findings and found that several Lancashire towns were voted a happy place to live in the North West.

The Happy at Home Index, in its tenth year, was conducted among over 21,000 people across Great Britain, and asks residents how they feel about where they live, as well as asking them to rank ten happiness factors.

Tim Bannister, Rightmove’s Director of Property Data comments: “It’s been an incredibly busy year in the housing market, with a lot of people deciding that now is the right time to move.

“It is fascinating to see that people who moved in the last 12 months were more likely to be happy in their areas than those who did not.

“Whether it may be a couple looking for a small change in the same area, tenants looking for more space, or a family completely changing their lifestyle and moving from the city to the coast, this has been the year that people have really seized the opportunity to move, and turned ideas into action.”

Here are the happiest places to live in the North West, according to Rightmove:

Rightmove’s survey has found that the Cumbrian town of Kendal is the happiest place to live in the North West – and the 14 happiest place to live in the nation.

This was followed closely by Macclesfield and Southport which came second and third respectively.

However, six Lancashire town and cities did make the top 25 list.

Lancaster was voted the happiest place to live in Lancashire coming seventh in the North West list and at 61 across Great Britain.

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The student town is home to a castle which dates back to the 11th century as well as the gorgeous Williamson Park.

Following close behind is Chorley, which came in at eight in the North West. The bustling market town has a rich industrial history and is home to the Chorley cake.

The third happiest place to live in Lancashire was the coastal town of Blackpool and fourth was Preston.

Some East Lancashire towns also received a mention on the list; Blackburn was ranked 19th overall in the North West region with Burnley coming in at 20th.

You can view the full list of Rightmove findings on their website: https://www.rightmove.co.uk/news/happy-at-home

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