The 9 happiest places to live in Greater Manchester ranked including Manchester, Altrincham and Bury

Rightmove has been crunching the numbers to find out how residents feel about the places where they live.

We all want to be happy in our homes and every year a major survey aims to find the happiest places to live across the country.

Now in its 12th year, Rightmove’s Happy at Home study asks participants about their home towns and how they feel about them. The results of this year’s study, completed by more than 26,000 residents, showed that the most important contributors to happiness were feeling 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.

Richmond upon Thames in London came out on top nationally ahead of Winchester in Hampshire in second, and Monmouth in Wales third. In the North West nine Greater Manchester boroughs made the cut - sorry Tameside - with Kendal in Cumbria taking the top spot overall.

Below we've ranked the nine featured from around Greater Manchester.