Preston ranked as having the nicest neighbours in the UK

Posted on - 1st December, 2015 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News
Want a nice set of neighbours? Move to Preston... Pic: Tony Worrall

Want a nice set of neighbours? Move to Preston… Pic: Tony Worrall

Everybody needs good neighbours right? And they certainly have them in Preston.


The city has topped a new survey looking at which places in the UK are happiest with their neighbours.

Prestonians are a proud bunch and have previously ranked as top for the city which takes the most pride in its home.

For good neighbours the city ranks above Dundee, Chester, Swansea and Wolverhampton who all scored highly.

More than 42 per cent of Prestonians said they knew their neighbours.

With 79 per cent of those surveyed in Preston said they would be willing to housesit for their neighbours.

The survey, put together by Homeserve, asked more than 2,000 people.

It ranked the most important qualities looked for in a neighbour, with how trustworthy they are ranked as the most important by 46 per cent of respondents.

The perfect named according to the Homeserve formua is likely to live in a house, be aged under 25, live in Preston, be good at DIY, be 100 per cent reliable in an emergency and be trustworthy and very sociable with their neighbours.

What do you think of the survey? Do you have nice neighbours? What’s the kindest thing your neighbour has ever done for you? Or you for them? Let us know in the comments below

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