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Richmond upon Thames ranked as "happiest place to live"

7 December 2023

In a momentous achievement for the borough, Richmond upon Thames has been named the "happiest place to live" in Great Britain, according to the latest "Happy at Home" index by Rightmove.

With the borough being home to iconic parklands, including Richmond Park and the Royal Botanic Gardens which comprise of nearly half of the area, residents cited a strong sense of belonging, comfort in being themselves, and unparalleled access to nature and green spaces as the key factors contributing to their high happiness scores.

The borough's historical significance, a slew of independent businesses and excellent schools make it one of London’s most sought-after locations and we have been working to ensuring that all residents are able to benefit from everything the borough has to offer. By delivering the best possible outcomes, we aim to make those who live, work and study in the borough genuinely happy to be here.

For the past nine years, the borough has ranked top of the capital’s borough on the list. However, this distinction marks the first time a London location has claimed the top spot in the 12 year history of the index, establishing the borough as a leading example of a nice place to be and thriving community on a national stage.

Find out more about Rightmove's 'Happy at Home' index.

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Updated: 8 December 2023

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