But there’s one thing you might not want to move to the capital for – and it’s not the cost of renting for once.
It’s your potential neighbours. A new study reveals that they’ve been voted the worst in the UK and dubbed the least considerate individuals.
The research, conducted by Duette, surveyed 2,400 Brits over the age of 18 who rented or owned their homes. It found that Londoners were rated a measly 4.1/10 when it comes to considerate neighbours, and deemed the least likely to start a conversation with those on their street.
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On the other hand, those in Cardiff believe that their neighbours are more than adequate, scoring an impressive 8.1/10. Why? Because they’re more likely to help each other out by checking on their homes while away on holiday or watering plants.
Here are the cities that came out on top when it comes to considerate neighbours:
Cardiff – 8.1/10
Manchester – 7.9/10
Gloucester – 7.7/10
Exeter – 7.5/10
Worcester – 7.4/10
Newcastle – 7.2/10
Truro – 7.1/10
Norwich – 7/10
Birmingham – 6.8/10
Leeds – 6.7/10
Reading – 5.4/10
Liverpool – 5/10
Glasgow – 4.8/10
Bristol – 4.5/10
The study looked to find the most mindful communities in the UK.
Sunny Matharu, a Duette spokesperson said: ‘Having nice neighbours can make a huge difference; not only can you turn to them for help when you need it, such as when you go away, but it’s always someone to smile and wave at, sometimes talk to, and you never know who’s day you might be making by being kind.
‘Bad neighbours are never ideal, especially when all involved are arguing. For the sake of all involved, any issues should be discussed and resolved – it shouldn’t lead to someone having to up and move in order to feel settled and comfortable.’