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Happy in Harrogate

21st May 2014

Categories: News

Feeling Happy?  You are if you are in Harrogate….

For the 2nd year running Harrogate has been crowned the Happiest Place to Live in Britain.  Rightmove’s Happy at Home Index surveyed almost 50,000 people across the UK who were asked to rank 12 distinct factors that influence how we feel about where we live.  Harrogate came first for safety, neighbourliness and recreation as well as overall number one place to live.

Wallace Sampson, Harrogate Borough Council’s Chief Executive said: “It is fantastic to have topped the ‘Happy at Home’ index for the second year running and confirms what we already know, that Harrogate is a fantastic place to live.  The town is nestled in one of the most beautiful parts of the country, we have a wonderful sense of community with residents taking a great pride in where they live, and the amenities and recreational opportunities on offer means that you never have to venture far from your doorstep to find all that you need.”

Sibh Megson from Visit Harrogate said: “If you love great food, wonderful shopping and fantastic entertainment, Harrogate really is the place to be.  Within minutes you can be out into the stunning Yorkshire Dales countryside – it is no wonder the area has been chosen to host the Tour de France Grand Depart.  With this spectacular sporting event almost upon us, soon even more visitors from around the world will be able to experience our friendly hospitality and discover why Harrogate is such a happy place to live.”

Explore our Events pages and our Things to Do pages and find something to make you happy in Harrogate.

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