We want to know: Do you think Bostonians make good neighbors?

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We want to know what you think makes a good neighbor.
A national survey says we do. Lane Turner/Globe Staff

Boston residents may not have a good reputation for being the friendliest people in the world, but apparently, we make pretty good neighbors.

An early February survey by HomeAdvisor indicated that Boston residents have some of the least annoying neighbors in the country. Ninety-three percent of Boston residents consider themselves to be good neighbors, but fewer than half actually know their neighbors well. 

Forty-seven percent of Boston residents know most or all of their neighbors, and 58% consider them friends. 

When Bostonians do have problems with their neighbors, it’s typically about noise, parking, or having a bad attitude, according to the survey. 

None of this should come as a surprise to anyone who lives in Boston. Last year, complaints about loud partying and general late-night noise got so bad in neighborhoods like South Boston, East Boston, and Dorchester that City Council members wanted to step in with fines.

As for parking, everyone knows that come wintertime, parking becomes a rare commodity in the city — so much so that some residents are ready to argue, threaten, and even get physical to keep their spots. 

Could it really be that Boston residents are warmer than we’re given credit for? Or is the fact that we largely keep to ourselves — problems and all — as the reason we’re so highly ranked as good neighbors?

We want to know whether your neighborhood is as welcoming and communal as the survey suggests. Let us know whether you think Boston residents deserve the title of second least annoying neighbors in America by filling out the survey below or e-mailing us at [email protected]. We may feature your response in a future article.

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