Researchers in Britain have mapped out the happiest places to live and have come up with some commonalities. According to them, good interpersonal relationships and social cohesion are more important than actual location. So for example, being unemployed in an area of high unemployment meant people were happier than if they lived in an area where there was low employment. Also, you may as well stay put if you want to be happier: people had greater wellbeing if they had lived in a place for five years or more. The happiest towns were Powys, Manchester and West Lothian. Data was taken from the British Household Panel Survey.