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Leigh-on-Sea is the place to be!

With such lovely weather, it’s no surprise that people are flocking to the seaside, but recent research has shown that residents of Leigh-on Sea are happiest all year round!

The research, carried out by property portal Rightmove, has revealed that the Essex seaside town tops the list of the happiest places to live in the UK.

Residents scored their town highly for community spirit and a strong sense of belonging, as well as good access to sports and arts activities and opportunities to develop skills.

The town has knocked Harrogate off of the top spot, where the it has enjoyed three happy years, bumping it down to third place.

Second place has been taken by another seaside town, Troon in Scotland – suggesting that we love nothing more than being beside the seaside! Troon residents have revealed that they feel safe and ‘able to be themselves’ in the town, which has contributed to it creeping up the ‘lovely list’.

The top ten list looks like this:

1. Leigh-On-Sea, east of Englan

2. Troon, Scotland

3. Harrogate, Yorkshire and the Humber

4. Hertford, East of England

5. Lytham St Annes, North West

6. Shepperton, South East

7. Stanford-Le-Hope, East of England

8. Shrewsbury, West Midlands

9. Hitchin, East of England

10. Woodbridge, East of England

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