There's a lot of love to go around in Colorado.

Let me ask you something, do you know the names of your neighbors? I'll admit, when I lived in an apartment, I never took the time to get to know the people I shared a wall with. I knew their faces and would say hello in the hall, but that was about it. Now that I live in a house... it's basically Mayberry. We all wave to one another and I've met many people while out walking my dog. I even consider one neighbor a good friend.

I don't understand the difference between apartment living and house living in that regard, but it is something that I've noticed.

It's a good idea to get to know your neighbors. After all, you're sharing a space together, but it's also nice to have someone you can count on or check on you if something seems suspicious. OK, I'll get off the soapbox now.

Recently the storage company Neighbor conducted a survey to determine which cities were the most neighborly. They examined areas like charitable giving, volunteering, and willingness to do neighbors a favor, along with basics like safety, happiness, and pride in their community. From this, they compiled a top 25 list.

Colorado is featured twice on that list.

Colorado Springs was ranked number 14, while Denver landed at number 19. That's two cities in the top 20 most neighborly cities in the nation. That's not too shabby, especially when you consider that most states weren't represented at all. Augusta, Georgia was number one on the list followed by Salt Lake City, Utah, and Columbia, South Carolina.

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