• The 20 happiest places to live in the UK in 2020 revealed

    According to Rightmove’s annual Happy at Home Index, the stunning coastal town of St Ives in Cornwall has taken the crown for the happiest place to live in the UK for 2020.

    This cute town is known for its pretty harbour and research has shown that the residents here are apparently happier than in any other community nationwide.

    The locals love the area’s nature and green spaces, and it is reported that St Ives has the friendliest neighbours in the UK.

     As with many coastal and rural locations in 2020, the demand for property in Cornwall has doubled compared to last year.

    This is a trend we see across the top 20 happiest places to live this year, in fact four coastal towns have made it into the top 20.

    These are: Falmouth, Weymouth and Poole.

    Only one London location made it onto the top 20 list: Richmond-upon-Thames, which is not far from our Barnes HQ.

    Fancy moving next year? Here are the 20 happiest places to live in the UK for some inspiration:

    1. St Ives, South West 
    1. Skipton, Yorkshire & The Humber 
    1. Leamington Spa, West Midlands 
    1. Llandrindod Wells, Wales 
    1. Perth, Scotland 
    1. Kendal, North West 
    1. Stratford-upon-Avon, West Midlands 
    1. Dorchester, South West 
    1. Harrogate, Yorkshire & The Humber 
    1. Richmond-upon-Thames, London 
    1. Falmouth, South West 
    1. Hexham, North East (last year’s winner) 
    1. Weymouth, South West 
    1. Shrewsbury, West Midlands 
    1. Tonbridge, South East 
    1. Plymouth, South West 
    1. Poole, South West 
    1. Northwich, North West 
    1. Barnstaple, South West 
    1. Guildford, South East

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