In the words of Ned Flanders, “Hi-diddly-ho, neighborino!” Having friendly neighbors is very important for one’s quality of life. I’ve always felt that one of the biggest gambles when moving into a new home is not really knowing who your neighbors are until you’ve already signed the closing papers. Luckily, we live in one of America’s most neighborly cities.
A new report by Storage Cafe reveals the Most Neighborly Cities In The U.S. They judged cities based on four important factors: satisfaction with neighbors, sense of community, community involvement, and whether residents would recommend their neighborhood.
Indianapolis was named the most Neighborly City in America, with 60% of people there saying they’re satisfied with their neighborhoods, and almost half willing to recommend their neighborhood to others. Indy also got high marks for having strong community engagement.
A couple of cities in North Carolina also made the top ten on the neighborliness index. Raleigh is 5th on the list and Charlotte squeaked in at #10. I can’t speak for all Charlotte neighborhoods, but my experiences living in Plaza Midwood and Country Club Heights have been great.