Boise Completely Left Off List of Most Neighborly Cities
We're actually offended by this.
Let me ask you something, do you know the names of your neighbors? I'll admit, when I lived in an apartment, I never took the time to get to know the people I shared a wall with. I knew their faces and would say hello in the hall, but that was about it. Now that I live in a house... it's basically Mayberry. We all wave to one another and I've met many people while out walking my dog. I even consider one neighbor a good friend.
I don't understand the difference between apartment living and house living in that regard, but it is something that I've noticed.
It's a good idea to get to know your neighbors. After all, you're sharing a space together, but it's also nice to have someone you can count on or check on you if something seems suspicious. OK, I'll get off the soap box now.
Recently the storage company Neighbor conduced a survey to determine which cities were the most neighborly. They examined areas like charitable giving, volunteering, and willingness to do neighbors a favor, along with basics like safety, happiness and pride in their community. From this they compiled a top 25 list.
Idaho is nowhere to be found on this list.
Not one city in our lovely state was able to make it into the top 25. Honestly, I'm disappointed. I believe we have great people in Boise and Idaho as a whole. Utah had two cities on the list, as did Washington. Oregon was also featured. Can you tell I'm a little bitter?
For what it's worth, Augusta, Georgia was number one on the list followed by Salt Lake City, Utah and Columbia, South Carolina.