Melton has been voted the happiest place to live in Leicestershire, with life satisfaction levels at an all-time high.

A study carried out by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows that Melton was the highest scoring area of Leicestershire for Life Satisfaction.

Melton came out on top of the Leicestershire data for the first three categories: Life Satisfaction (8.2/10); how worthwhile people feel in their lives (8.5/10); and happiness (8/10) – with the Borough receiving its highest results since the data started being collected in 2011.

View the full report by the Office of National Statistics


Melton has a host of general practices and dentists. 

The hospital at Melton Mowbray on the Thorpe Road has maternity facilities as well as a ward that provides general rehabilitation and palliative care.

View the Leicester’s Hospitals website.

University Hospitals of Leicester is one of the biggest NHS Trusts in the country, serving the one million residents of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Renowned specialist treatments and services in cardio-respiratory diseases, ECMO, cancer and renal disorders reach a further two to three million patients from the rest of the country.

Spread over the Leicester General, Glenfield and Royal Infirmary hospitals, and the Children’s Hospital, the NHS trust works closely with partners at the University of Leicester and De Montfort University, providing world-class teaching to develop the next generation of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals.

35-40 minute drive to Leicester General, Leicester Royal Infirmary and Glenfield Hospital

Leicester General website

Leicester Royal Infirmary website

Glenfield Hospital website