Which cities have the friendliest people living next door? Look in Madison, Wis., for those who want a more neighborly feel to where they live. Madison topped Neighbor.com’s “2021 Most Neighborly Cities in America” list.
Neighbor.com identified the most neighborly locales by analyzing data around charitable giving, volunteering, community well-being, gauges of happiness, and low crime rates. Their research revealed the following characteristics that respondents say make for good neighbors:
79% said those who’ve done at least one favor for their neighbor in the past year
62% said those who hang out with their neighbors at least a few times a year
66% say those who’ve had at least two neighbors they can depend on to do favors like watering their plants or picking up their mail
Here are the 25 most neighborly cities, according to Neighbor.com’s 2021 list:
Des Moines, Iowa
Grand Rapids, Mich.
Salt Lake City
Colorado Springs, Colo.
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Source: Realtor Magazine and “2021 Rankings: The 25 Most Neighborly Cities in the U.S.,” Neighbor.com (Sept. 28, 2021)
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