Happiest place to live in UK named – coastal areas clearly win | Travel News | To travel

To be crowned the nicest place to live in the UK, a city or town must have a range of characteristics. Idyllic surroundings, great amenities for residents, neighboring neighborhoods and a sense of community are all important.

The people of St Ives were the first to arrive in the country when they had to assess how happy they were with their surroundings and how friendly their neighbors were.

Tony Harris, Mayor of St Ives, said: “This news does not surprise me or the local residents as we all know that St Ives is a great place to live.

“Our natural and built environments have always been considered some of the best in the UK and of course it is a pleasure to live every day in such a beautiful setting.”

He continued, “It is also not surprising that our city is such a popular tourist destination; everyone wants to taste for a short time what the local residents enjoy every day.


The Southwest was a big winner on the Happy at Home Index.

Along with St Ives, four other top 20 happiest places to live were in the region.

Falmouth, Weymouth, Plymouth and Poole were all on the list.

In general, residents of coastal areas were the happiest.

Artistic and cultural activities, skills development opportunities, nature and green spaces, as well as essential local services and non-essential amenities were also important.

In Wales, Llandrindod Wells has proven to be the nicest place to live.

In Scotland, Perth was number one.

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