The 10 happiest places to live in Yorkshire and where Leeds ranks according to Rightmove

The happiest places to live in Yorkshire have been named.

Each year, Rightmove asks thousands of people across Great Britain how they feel about where they live. The 2024 Happy at Home study was completed by more than 26,000 residents.

The results of this year’s study showed that the most important contributors to happiness were feeling a sense of pride, belonging and community. Access to green space and nature is also important to residents, with those living in a rural area near a national park, or an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, more likely to feel happy where they live.

The borough of Richmond upon Thames in London has been crowned the happiest place to live in the UK – the first time an area in the capital has taken the top spot. The city of Winchester in Hampshire is second, and Monmouth in Wales is third.

But where is the happiest place to live in Yorkshire? Here is the region’s top 10 list – and where Leeds ranks.