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Skipton and Harrogate Named in Top 20 Happiest Places to Live

14 Dec 2023 | Blogs

Two Yorkshire towns have been featured in Rightmove’s annual Happy at Home Index, with Skipton in 6th place and Harrogate coming in at 12th.

Each year, Rightmove ask people to share what makes them happy about where they live, and what makes it special. The annual Happy at Home Index, which is now in its 12th year, helps Rightmove to understand what really makes the residents of some areas happier than others, as well as the things that make a place feel like home.

This year, more than 26,000 people living in towns, cities and villages across Great Britain completed the survey, which was based on 13 happiness factors, including community spirit, having green space on the doorstep and the friendliness of local people.

If you want to live in the 6th happiest place to live in the UK, then you’re in luck, as here at Stonebridge Homes we have a few houses still available at Spencer Grange, just a ten-minute walk from the centre of this beautiful market town. This sought-after development marries contemporary, spacious homes, with traditional aesthetics, and a carefully curated choice of 2, 3, 4 and 5-bedroom homes. It’s rare to find all of these elements in one development.

And keep your eyes peeled, as we will soon be launching an eagerly anticipated new phase of the development in the new year! Give our Sales Advisor, Lorna, a call on 0113 357 1201 or drop her an email on to find out more.

In 12th place, if Harrogate is a place you’d love to live, then we also have Grainger Park, a very desirable collection of 3, 4 and 5-bedroom home (of which there are only two remaining), nestled in beautiful countryside and in the picturesque, and sought after village of Goldsborough, which is just a short 20-minute drive from Harrogate city centre. Our Sales Advisor Dan will be happy to chat to you on 0113 357 1200 or

Check out the full list from the Happy at Home Index below:

  1. Richmond-upon-Thames, London
  2. Winchester, Hampshire
  3. Monmouth, Monmouthshire
  4. Wokingham, Berkshire
  5. Cirencester, Gloucestershire
  6. Skipton, North Yorkshire
  7. Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
  8. Kensington and Chelsea, London
  9. St Ives, Cornwall
  10. Hexham, Northumberland
  11. Leigh-on-Sea, Essex
  12. Harrogate, North Yorkshire
  13. Clacton-on-Sea, Essex
  14. Kendal, Cumbria
  15. Galashiels, Scottish borders
  16. Weymouth, Dorset
  17. Woodbridge, Suffolk
  18. Anglesey, Wales
  19. St Albans, Hertfordshire
  20. Stourbridge, West Midlands
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