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Bury St Edmunds named second happiest place in East of England by Rightmove

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Bury St Edmunds is the second happiest place in the East of England, according to an estate agents.

The town was ranked 32nd by Rightmove in a national hunt to find the towns with the biggest smiles.

More than 22,000 people across Great Britain took part in Rightmove’s Happy at Home survey, which asks residents how happy they are where they live, as well as asking them to rank 12 happiness factors.

St Edmundsbury Cathedral Bury St Edmunds. (23356276)
St Edmundsbury Cathedral Bury St Edmunds. (23356276)

The 12 factors range from how safe residents feel and how friendly the neighbours are, to how good the local services are, the level of community spirit and the quality of cultural activities in the area.

Of the 12 factors, Bury St Edmunds ranked highest in its sense of community spirit.