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Happy Homes – London’s Most Contented Boroughs

6 January 2018

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Rightmove, the UK’s largest online real estate portal and property website, has released research revealing which of the capital’s boroughs are the happiest in which to live. The company’s annual Happy at Home Index invited 2,700 residents to rate their local area based on 12 factors relating to both their home and their surrounding community. These comprised décor, space, value, pride, costs, safety, amenities, recreation, community, contentment, neighbourliness and area upkeep.

Topping the chart was Richmond-upon-Thames which came in the top 20 of 130 places around Great Britain. Inhabitants were quick to praise its scope of recreational facilities and wider amenities. In second place was Kingston-upon-Thames which scored highly for local upkeep.

With Bromley sweeping in to take third and Sutton claiming fourth, many were quick to flag a link between living south of the river and levels of contentment, particularly as the four boroughs ranking least well all lay to the north of the Thames.

Prices in winning Richmond are certainly in line with its poll-topping happiness rating. In a House Price Index, again published again by Rightmove at the beginning of the year, average prices of a house in the coveted borough were cited at £864,137.

Happily for Barking and Dagenham, which was rated the lowest in the happiness stakes, it has been named as one of London’s best annual performers with price growth of 5.2% to September 2017. Perhaps if residents read that they might feel a bit chirpier…

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Rightmove, the UK’s largest online real estate portal and property website, has released research revealing which of the capital’s boroughs are the happiest in which to live. The company’s annual Happy at Home Index invited 2,700 residents to rate their local area based on 12 factors relating to both their home and their surrounding community. These comprised décor, space, value, pride, costs, safety, amenities, recreation, community, contentment, neighbourliness and area upkeep.

Topping the chart was Richmond-upon-Thames which came in the top 20 of 130 places around Great Britain. Inhabitants were quick to praise its scope of recreational facilities and wider amenities. In second place was Kingston-upon-Thames which scored highly for local upkeep.

With Bromley sweeping in to take third and Sutton claiming fourth, many were quick to flag a link between living south of the river and levels of contentment, particularly as the four boroughs ranking least well all lay to the north of the Thames.

Prices in winning Richmond are certainly in line with its poll-topping happiness rating. In a House Price Index, again published again by Rightmove at the beginning of the year, average prices of a house in the coveted borough were cited at £864,137.

Happily for Barking and Dagenham, which was rated the lowest in the happiness stakes, it has been named as one of London’s best annual performers with price growth of 5.2% to September 2017. Perhaps if residents read that they might feel a bit chirpier…

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