With Mother's Day just around the corner, Winkworth take a look at the happiest locations for families to live around the UK.
Every mother wants a happy home for her family and the best possible environment for her children to grow up in. With this in mind and with Mother's Day around the corner, we take a look at the happiest places to live around the UK.
Royal Leamington Spa
Leamington Spa is famous for its water which was discovered to have healing properties in the 18th century. The value of the saline springs was known in the Middle Ages, but it wasn't until 1784 that the small village utilised the potential of this springs by building baths around them. Steeped in history, the area is now home to a myriad of modern additions including a wide variety of shops and restaurants. It's rich heritage and culture ensures an all-encompassing feeling of happiness and a great sense of community.
This community spirit is one of the reasons Leamington Spa is ranked the happiest place to live in the UK by Rightmove. Other factors that determined the final ranking were safety, friendliness of locals, amenities, local services and a comfortable living wage. Feeling comfortable where you live is important which is why this town is at the top of the list.
Richmond Upon Thames
According to Rightmove's 2017 Happy at Home Index, Richmond upon Thames is the happiest borough to live in London, with 97% claiming to be satisfied residents. For families keen to live the city life, this area is the perfect fit due to its prime location and transport links.
Along with unmatched views to the city, Richmond boasts endless green spaces; the borough is approximately half parkland. Some of London's most beautiful parks fall within its boundaries including Richmond Park, Kew Gardens, Bushy Park and Old Deer Park. This ensures a healthy dose of nature and makes for perfect family outings.
Skipton has earned its spot on the list of happy places to live for its green space, picturesque views, river tours and markets for the whole family to enjoy. The region holds an average anxiety rating of 2.1 out of 10, which is far lower than the national average of 2.9 as reported by the Office for National Statistics..
Located within the North Yorkshire policing region, Skipton also has one of the lowest crime rates in England. The average is approximately 20 crimes per 1,000 people per year making it one of the safest places for families around the UK.
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