Cities on the list are ranked by examining charitable giving, generosity, happiness and well-being of residents.
In addition to determining the closest cities, the study showed that 42.5% of people are more willing than before to help a neighbor after the COVID-19 pandemic.
And almost 30% of people say they socialize with neighbors and local friends more than before.
The #1 Most Neighboring City in the US in 2022: Rochester, New York
The Flower City tops the list for its consistent rankings for acts of kindness, volunteering, charitable giving and happiness.
In addition to the city offering plenty to do in its bustling neighborhoods, Rochester is also home to Art Park. It is the only park in the US dedicated to the visual and performing arts, according to Neighbor.com.
Top 10 Most Neighboring Cities in the USA 2022
- Rochester, New York
- Madison, Wisconsin
- Provo, Utah
- Oxnard, California
- Grand Rapids, Michigan
- Raleigh, North Carolina
- Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- Poughkeepsie, New York
- Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
- Des Moines, Iowa
Madison, Wisconsin, fell from the top spot it held in 2021. According to a Neighbor.com survey, Madison is the second happiest city in the U.S. and is home to one of only five platinum-level bike lanes.
The next city on the list is Provo, Utah, which climbed to no. 3 from 23rd place on last year’s list.
Provo had the highest rate of charitable giving and the highest number of residents who reported volunteering for local organizations.
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