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5 worst places to live in the UK

Where is the worst place to live in the UK? Perhaps a less than an ideal claim to fame, the least happy places to live have been revealed by Rightmove's Happy at Home index for 2015.

5. Newham
Newham ranked very poorly for area upkeep, ranking 124th out of 130 areas surveyed in the country. Safety issues were a major concern for its inhabitants, coming fourth from last in the country.

4. Harrow
The people in Harrow may be a little red-faced, since the survey shows they don’t have a particularly high opinion of each other. The area placed 129/130 for both community and neighbourliness.

3. Brent
Brent ranked lowly across the majority of categories in the survey, however the lack of recreation in the area has left the inhabitants a little bitter. Brent came last regionally and second to last nationally for the variety of things to do in the area.

2. Hounslow
Residents in Hounslow were asked to rate the statement, “The property I live in feels like home,” to a resoundingly negative response. Rightmove found that Hounslow was the least content with where they lived, both nationally and regionally. The cost of maintaining a house in Hounslow was equally as poor, ranking 130 out of 130.

1. Barking and Dagenham
Issues with community, area upkeep, neighbourliness and safety issues – all ranked by inhabitants as the worst in the UK – have made the Barking and Dagenham area the least happy place to live.

It’s not all doom and gloom though. To find out which areas were ranked more favourably by their residents, take a look at the 5 happiest places to live in the UK.

Photo © Matt Brown. (CC BY 2.0). Cropped.


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