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Harrogate tops England happiness poll

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Harrogate is the happiest place to live in England, according to a survey by a property website.

The spa town topped the poll for the third year in a row in the Rightmove report, which asked 24,000 people how they feel about where they live.

Shrewsbury was ranked second, with Ipswich third and York and Chester completing the top five.

‘Joy to discover’

Participants in the survey were asked to rate their area based on 12 factors, including neighbourliness, how safe they felt, recreational facilities, sense of community, living costs, contentment and how proud they felt about their home.

Richard Cooper, Conservative leader of Harrogate Borough Council, described the North Yorkshire town as a fantastic place to live. Continue reading

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