Everyone wants good neighbors.
When you get along with the people around you and know you can count on them (and they can count on you), it creates a feeling of neighborhood solidarity, builds community, and keeps everyone safer. A recent Housing and Urban Development study showed that while neighborhood crime rates are lower in the U.S. than they’ve ever been before, strong community bonds are closely associated with safe neighborhoods where people have a sense of community well-being.
But where in the U.S. can you find the best neighbors? And what does it actually mean to be neighborly? We wanted to find out.