Sheffield folk might not always show it – but we have a lot to smile about.
World-famous attractions like The Crucible, sporting teams galore, a cracking sense of humour and top real ale pubs are just some of the highlights.
That’s not to mention our industrial heritage, music icons and the Peak District right on the doorstep.
And now Sheffield has been crowned the happiest city in the UK, according to a new survey.
A third of city residents who responded to the quiz said they felt happy every single day of the week.
“We’re lucky to be so close to the countryside here,” said Helen Taylor, of Woodseats.
“It’s great to be able to leave the city centre and get out walking. I also think that people are much friendlier and warmer in Sheffield, as well as more tolerant.”
Sue Briggs, 62, added: “I love the parks and the Peace Gardens, we have some wonderful attractions in this city.
“It’s a great place to spend time with children as there’s lots to see. I’m really pleased we have lots of green spaces.”
Geraldine Williams has spent 20 years working outside of the city and is thrilled to be back working locally.
“People talk to you in Sheffield, they smile at you in the street and chat to you on the bus. I love the diversity of the place,” said the 60-year-old, of Broomhill.
Albert Smith, 76, is a Sheffielder born and bred and told The Star Sheffield has everything he could need.
“I love having the city on one side of me, with all the facilities it offers, and the beautiful countryside on the other,” said the pensioner, who lives in Ridgeway.
“I do think there are parts that could use a little updating, but it’s a lovely place to live and I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.