The most neighborly cities in America

Top cities for good neighbors
The top 10 most neighborly cities in the U.S. according to

Did you know that September 28th is National Good Neighbor Day? In fact, Mrs. Becky Mattson from Lakeside, Montana came up with the idea of a national holiday recognizing the importance of good neighbors in 1971. President Jimmy Carter went on to proclaim it as a national holiday in 1978. For those of you that have good neighbors, you know how valuable this can be. Whether it is a household item that you need to borrow or simply someone to collect your mail while you are on vacation, a good neighbor is an extremely valuable asset.

Recently, surveyed 1,000 Americans to find out which cities represent the best in neighborliness in terms of charitable giving, volunteerism, happiness, and more. This survey only analyzed the largest 100 metropolitan areas, but also included surrounding suburbs, towns, and smaller urban areas. Below is their top 10 list.

Top 10 most neighborly metros in the U.S.

  • #1. Madison, WI: $382,400 (median home list price in August 2021)
  • #2. Rochester, NY: $227,500
  • #3. Portland, OR: $558,000
  • #4. Minneapolis, MN: $355,000
  • #5. Des Moines, IA: $305,300
  • #6. Washington, DC: $503,200
  • #7. Boston, MA: $659,000
  • #8. Seattle, WA: $675,000
  • #9. Pittsburgh, PA: $232,500
  • #10. Milwaukee, WI: $289,900


Interestingly, the top 10 most neighborly metropolitan cites all have colder climates in common. In addition, the median home list prices for these cities can vary dramatically. Although The Sunshine State was not represented in this top 10 list, we would be willing to put South Florida living up against any other place in the country. With a record breaking number of Americans relocating to the South Florida market, it seems that many others agree as well. Are you considering a move to South Florida? We can help!

At Live South Florida Realty, Inc. we have assisted many clients build their real estate investment portfolios. Are you looking to buy or sell a property in South Florida? Now more than ever, it is critical to have a qualified real estate team and the proper search tools behind you. Live South Florida Realty, Inc., has been a leader in the South Florida market for many years. Let our team of professionals assist you with buying or selling your piece of paradise today! In addition, our recently launched “Florida Home Search” app is now available on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. With real-time MLS feeds, this app lets you set your own alerts to notify you as soon as a property meeting your needs hits the market. Furthermore, it will also let you know of recent closed sales in your area so that you may be even more educated on the market. Be sure to download this app for your smartphone or tablet today!

By natasha moore

REALTOR® with Live South Florida Realty, Inc.

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