Good Fences Make Good Neighbors?



You may think you’re alone in your quiet – and maybe not so quiet-- battles with neighbors, but it turns out that few who share walls or property lines emerge unscathed by the experience.


Being neighbors can be fraught with squabbles and annoyances.


Porch did a survey to find out how we all annoy our neighbors.


It turns out that baby boomers cause a good deal of aggravation and were found to a more combative generation when compared to millennials or Gen Xers.


Twenty-three percent of millennials and 28 percent of Gen Xers reported getting into either a verbal or physical altercation with a neighbor. Baby boomers? Thirty-three percent have had such a confrontation.


The survey asked respondents to rate some common irritants and baby boomers rated each one as more annoying than younger generations did. Among the three, the older group, for example, was the most annoyed by neighbors who didn’t properly care for their property.


Here are the top 8 annoyances:

  • Frequently intrude on the privacy of others

  • Be loud or noisy

  • Refuse to pick up after their pet

  • Park in a space that isn't theirs

  • Leave children unsupervised

  • Call the police on another neighbor

  • Leave notes on a neighbor's door instead of speaking face to face


It’s no surprise that getting to know your neighbors can help to keep the peace.


Beware and try to be a good neighbor.

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