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Chesterfield voted happiest place to live in East Midlands

Chesterfield has been ranked as the happiest place to live in the East Midlands by Rightmove in its 2023 Happy at Home index.

Each year, the firm asks thousands of people across Great Britain how they feel about where they live. This year’s study was completed by over 26,000 residents.

Contributors said Chesterfield gives them 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.

Dom Stevens, Destination Chesterfield Manager, said: “It comes as no surprise that Chesterfield has been ranked as the happiest place to live in the East Midlands.

“My wife and I chose to base our family here thirteen years ago because of all the town has to offer. It is an affordable place to live, with green spaces and good schools, close to the Peak District National Park, and its central location allows us to travel to the rest of our family across the country easily. These strengths have only increased as our children have grown up in Chesterfield.”

Richard Sherwood, Director at Roy Peters Estates, commented: “Chesterfield enjoys a warm community feel, historic charm and a range of fantastic local amenities, making it a great choice for people without the added cost of living in a major city.

“The town also boasts fantastic transport links, with the added benefit of having the glorious Peak District National Park on its doorstep. All of these things make it a unique location to build a happy and healthy lifestyle.”

Daniel Elliott, Managing Director at Wilkins Vardy added:

“Chesterfield has always been a popular place to buy property, with a beautiful historic town centre and Chatsworth so close. When compared to the national average, property prices are extremely competitive and we are looking forward to a busy 2024 now that the market and mortgage rates seem to have settled.”

A popular town for families to live in, Chesterfield was also named the happiest place to live in the East Midlands by Rightmove in 2021.

Roy Peters Estates and Wilkins Vardy support the marketing and economic growth of the town through Chesterfield Champions, a network of over 200 organisations across Chesterfield and North Derbyshire.

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Queen’s Park, Chesterfield town centre

Tara Underhill

Senior Destination Chesterfield Coordinator

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