PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Everything needs to be perfect when you move into a new home. But there are some things you can’t control – like bad neighbors.
A new study released by Improvenet has revealed the most annoying neighbors in the country and Philadelphia is near the top.
Dallas, Miami, Austin, Philadelphia and Los Angeles round out the top 5 cities with the most annoying neighbors.
And while Philadelphians have some of the most annoying neighbors, they’re also quite opinionated on the matter.
When asked how they felt about their neighbors, the answers ranged from “some of them” to flat out “no”.
Researchers surveyed 2,500 people in 24 of the biggest cities about their level of frustration over their neighbors.
Noise was the leading offender, followed by parking issues and dog poop.
“There is a lot of trash here and there which should be a little better kept,” explained one local.
“I think people are just inconsiderate,” explained one Philadelphia resident when prompted on why Philly ranked so high on the survey’s list.
When asked about what specifically annoys us, Philly ranked worst for loud parties, worst for ugly landscaping, as well as second worst for missing newspaper/mail, second worst for ugly homes and second worst for boundary disputes.
“I guess the classic saying in Philly is everybody hates us and we like it so I think that’s the attitude most people take toward their neighbors,” one resident theorized about the City of Brotherly Love’s neighborly tension.
The survey was conducted in August. Results are based on a sample of at least 100 residents from each city.
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