Newcastle Named as UK's Happiest City to Live in

Newcastle was recently named as the most friendly place in England and Geordie was also voted as the ‘most intelligent sounding accent‘. And now we can reveal that our city has topped another list that we can be proud of.
The European Commission recently announced the results of their annual survey which looks at quality of live in European cities.
The full report can be viewed here – but if you can’t be bothered to read through this 172 page document, we will display the key points below.
The European Commission asked people to rank their satisfaction with everything from the sports facilities available in their area to how good the public transport system is. The results show Newcastle as being the happiest place in the UK to live in and the 10th happiest in the whole of Europe.
This will probably not come as much of a surprise to those of us who live here. Newcastle is a great area to live in, with beautiful, iconic landmarks and architecture throughout the city, as highlighted by local construction company Team Build Construction in one of their recent blog posts. If walking down Grey Street doesn’t put a smile on your face and make you happy to live here, then we don’t know what will!
But having nice surroundings isn’t the only thing that makes Newcastle a great place to live. Us Geordies are a friendly bunch and people often comment on how people up North, particularly in Newcastle, are a lot more friendly than our southern counterparts.

Below is a list of the happiest places to live in Europe, according to the survey…

Source: European Commission
Source: European Commission

Well there you go, another list that Newcastle has featured highly in! For those of you who are unlucky enough not to live in this great city, you can always come and visit to see what all the fuss is about – so be sure to check out our guide to choosing between the best cheap hotels in Newcastle when planning your trip.
Let us know what you think about these results in the comment section below…
Also see:
North-East Voted as Most Friendly Region in England
Geordie Voted as Most Intelligent Accent
Newcastle in Motion

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