Hitchin Happiest Place To Live In East Of England

6th December 2021 posted in BUYERS TENANTS

At Country Properties, we love Hitchin, and we know the area has a great deal to offer. Of course, we are slightly biased, but this is why we love to see other people saying the same thing.

This is why we are very pleased to see Hitchin ranked as the 12th happiest place to live in the United Kingdom. More importantly, it is the number one location in the East of England, according to Rightmove and their Happy at Home Index.

Market towns are very popular these days

It seems as though market towns are very much in fashion right now, with one third of the listings being locations of this nature. This makes perfect sense. When you consider the challenges of recent years, people are keen to settle in an area that feels like home.

Hitchin, like many market towns, has a strong community feel, there are plenty of outdoor spaces, and you can find your ideal blend of socialising and staying by yourself, or as a family or household.

Some of the most important factors considered in compiling the list include:

·       Overall happiness felt by people

·       The friendly nature of locals

·       The ability to be yourself

·       The presence of nature in a local area

·       Green spaces in a local area

·       The community spirit on offer

·       The availability of cultural activities

·       Having the chance to develop skills

·       Having a local blend of essential and non-essential amenities

·       Sports and recreational activities

When you consider that list of criteria, it shouldn’t be a surprise to learn Hitchin scored very highly.

Plenty of green space in Hitchin

Bancroft Recreation Ground, Butts Close, Oughtonhead Common and Purwell Meadows are all popular local green spaces and areas you can take some time to yourself. Whether you are looking to exercise, socialise, walk a dog or just get out of the house for a while, these are local destinations that allow you to escape without travelling too far.

Given the events of the past couple of years, more people are placing their physical and mental wellbeing as critical factors in their life. This is why we’re delighted to know Hitchin is a place that helps people feel happy.

If you are keen to find out why Hitchin is the ideal setting for so many people, contact us today, and we will be more than happy to assist you.

Property expert Tim Bannister said: “Last year’s lockdown periods continue to have an impact on our priorities and what makes us happy, which is one of the reasons why community and a sense of belonging continue to be so important to people this year. Last year redefined the importance and role of our home and local community in our lives, and this has carried on into this year, even as wider society has started to open up again.”

Currently, in line with Government guidelines, our Hitchin branch is open and our sales and lettings team are on hand to assist you.  To clients old and new, if you have any queries or need advice on property sales and lettings then please call 01462 452951 or email hitchin@country-properties.co.uk.