Cambridge ranked among happiest places in the Eastern region - but not as happy as Ely
Cambridge has been named as the seventh happiest place to live in the region - but people in Ely are happier, according to a new survey.
The Happy at Home index ranks towns and cities based on feedback from 22,000 people across Great Britain.
They were asked by Rightmove how happy they are with where they live and gave rankings on 12 ‘happiness factors’.
These covered areas such as safety, the friendliness of neighbours, the quality of local services, level of community spirit and the quality of cultural activities.
Cambridge was 54th nationally out of 194 areas surveyed, and seventh out of 19 places in the East of England.
Ely reached 51st in the national list, and was sixth in the East of England.
Huntingdon came 70th nationally and ninth in the region, while Peterborough came towards the bottom nationally, at 157th, and was 17th in the region, with only Luton and Clacton-on-Sea below it.
Rightmove told the Cambridge Independent that Cambridge and Ely received their highest scores for ‘having people are friendly and polite’, while the sense of community spirit was Huntingdon’s best asset.
The Northumberland market town of Hexham was crowned the happiest place to live in Great Britain, followed by Harrogate in Yorkshire and Richmond upon Thames in London, which was judged the happiest place to live in the capital for the fifth year in a row.
Galashiels was top in Scotland and Llandrindod Wells topped the Welsh table.
Cambridge was recently ranked the second healthiest city in the UK.
Here are the results of the Happy at Home survey for the Eastern region.
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