This is how Leeds reacted to being ranked SECOND best city to live in behind Sunderland

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LEEDS has been rated the second best city in the country for people aged under 30 to live and work - and there was a mixed reaction from residents.

The ‘Liveability Index’, which was created by financial services provider OneFamily, ranks Britain’s towns and cities with over 200,000 residents.

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Leeds was one place behind Sunderland based on a range of factors ranging from satisfaction and happiness to crime rates Sunderland rated top due to low living costs, high job satisfaction and general happiness and wellbeing.

Leeds placed second, followed by Aberdeen, Milton Keynes and Liverpool.

Taking to the YEP's Facebook page to air their views, some residents were surprised by how highly Leeds ranked, while others couldn't believe it was below Sunderland.

Phil Heppenstall simply couldn't believe the outcome, writing: "Sunderland? Come on."

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Sam Walker highlighted some of the issues that still face the city, saying: "Unless you want to actually get somewhere?

"Infrastructure and public transport in this city is shocking.

"At least we’ve got one of the longest cycle ways in England!"

Simon Pierce offered a left-field suggestion, writing: "Manchester is the best place to be." Safe to say that opinion didn't go down too well, Rachel Laird providing the pick of the replies saying: "God made Lancashire first then realised he could do much better. The next day he made YORKSHIRE!!!"

Mark Johnson had bigger concerns, writing: "Hey keep it quiet we don't want them down south moving up here."

Michelle Karasiewicz typed what EVERYONE was thinking, saying: "Leeds best place in Britain."

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The majority of workers under 25 said they would relocate for increased wages, with nearly half saying they would move for a more affordable cost of living.

The index is based on both the balance of income and costs of living in each place, as well as how residents feel about living there.

The index takes into account the cost of living and working, satisfaction with work and commuting, and general happiness levels.

It also takes into account levels of concern on issues like job prospects, work-life balance, the local property market and crime.

Nici Audhlam-Gardiner, managing director of Lifetime ISAs at OneFamily, said: “If you are thinking of buying your first home, it is important to think carefully about where you want to live.

“For most people, green spaces and living near friends and family are important.

“But it is also worth thinking about the cost of living, as high costs could restrict your overall satisfaction.”

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