Hemel Hempstead named 'happiest place to live' in East of England

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Hemel Hempstead is the happiest place to live in the East of England, according to Rightmove.

More than 22,000 people from across Great Britain told the real estate giant how happy they are where they live.

Findings were based on a number of different questions including sense of community spirit, feeling of safety and friendliness of locals.

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The survey also posed questions about local amenities such as sports facilities, arts and culture, restaurants, schools and green spaces.

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Top 5 happiest places to live​ in East of England:

1. Hemel Hempstead

2. Bury St Edmunds

3. Leigh on Sea

4. Colchester

5. Hitchin

Hemel ranked 24th overall in the happiest places to live in the country.

Rightmove’s insights expert Lydia Yao said:“This just goes to show that people place enormous value on living somewhere that they’re proud to call home.

“Our results also show that having friendly neighbours and being able to be yourself remain hugely important factors when measuring the happiest places to live in Great Britain.”