11 October 2017
The Warwickshire town of Royal Leamington Spa has been ranked the happiest place to live in Britain, in a survey which saw several spa towns make the list.
Harrogate, Royal Tunbridge Wells and Epsom also featured in the top 10 “happy at home” index compiled by property website, Rightmove. Meanwhile Llandrindod Wells was deemed the happiest place to live in Wales. Spa towns have natural springs with waters thought to have health benefits.
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More than 17,000 people were asked how happy they are with aspects of where they live. Community spirit, feeling safe, the friendliness of locals, the amenities and local services available and earning enough to live comfortably were all taken into account.