Is Leeds really more miserable than Bradford, Halifax and Huddersfield?

Leeds was ranked 73rd out of 130 locations in Britain by Rightmove
Leeds was ranked 73rd out of 130 locations in Britain by Rightmove
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It’s enough to put you in a bad mood: Leeds has been ranked below the likes of Bradford, Halifax, Huddersfield and Hull on a new “happiness index”.

Residents in the city are reportedly less happy about where they live than counterparts in all other Yorkshire towns and cities apart from Wakefield and Doncaster.

While Harrogate has been rated as the happiest place to live in Britain, Leeds ranked a lowly 73rd out of 130 locations.

In a survey carried out by property website Rightmove, participants were asked to rate their area based on 12 factors, including neighbourliness, how safe they felt, recreational facilities, sense of community, living costs, contentment and how proud they felt about their home.

Of the other places in Yorkshire that featured, York (4), Hull (27), Halifax (38), Sheffield (60), Huddersfield (66) and Bradford (69) were all rated happier than Leeds.

Only people in Doncaster (79) and Wakefield (105) were said to be more miserable.

It’s not all bad news though – residents of Manchester appear to have less to smile about, with their city coming 91st on the list.

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