Residents in Reading, Berkshire, have been named the nosiest neighbours in Britain. But did your own neighbourhood make it into Zoopla's Nosey Neighbours Index? Find out here.

The Berkshire commuter belt town of Reading is home to Britain's nosiest neighbours, with residents checking out the value of nearby properties nearly TWICE as much as the average Brit.

Our number-crunchers here at Zoopla examined how many times visitors to the website used our property estimates tool (which presents you with an instant valuation) on a neighbouring home. We then compared Britain's 50 biggest towns against an average 'national nosiness' score of 100.

These are the top 10 nosiest towns we identified:

1. Reading, Berkshire

Nosey Neighbours Index score: 189.1

Average house price: £418,515

12-month change: 4.88%

What’s for sale: three-bedroom terraced house for £425,000.

Terraced house for sale in Reading.

2. Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

Nosey Neighbours Index score: 176.6

Average house price: £290,273

12-month change: +5.58%

What’s for sale: four-bedroom terraced house for £290,000.

Terraced house for sale in Milton Keynes.

3. Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Nosey Neighbours Index score: 159.6

Average house price: £442,717

12-month change: +2.74%

What’s for sale: three-bedroom terraced house for £450,000.

Modern homes in Cambridge.

4. Central London

Nosey Neighbours Index score: 157.6

Average house price: £1.4m

12-month change: +4.79%

What’s for sale: two-bedroom flat in Pimlico for £1.4m.

Flats for sale in Central London.

5. Colchester, Essex

Nosey Neighbours Index score: 144

Average house price: £301,903

12-month change: +3.58%

What’s for sale: four-bedroom semi-detached house for £300,000.

House in Colchester

6. Bedford, Bedfordshire

Nosey Neighbours Index score: 138.5

Average house price: £309,838

12-month change: +5.94%

What’s for sale: three-bedroom semi-detached house for £300,000.

House for sale in Bedford.

7. Swindon, Wiltshire

Nosey Neighbours Index score: 135.3

Average house price: £232,930

12-month change: +2.57%

What’s for sale: four-bedroom terraced house for £230,000.

House for sale in Swindon.

8. Southampton, Hampshire

Nosey Neighbours Index score: 129.9

Average house price: £278,960

12-month change: +3.68%

What’s for sale: four-bedroom semi-detached house for £285,000. 

House for sale in Southampton.

9. Bristol

Nosey Neighbours Index score: 121.2

Average house price: £304,411

12-month change: +5.75%

What’s for sale: four-bedroom detached house for £300,000.

House for sale in Bristol.

10. Brighton, East Sussex

Nosey Neighbours Index score: 118.5

Average house price: £377,030

12-month change: +3.12%

What’s for sale: two-bedroom flat for £399,950.

Flat for sale in Brighton.

What's the least nosiest town?

The Nosey Neighbours Index reveals a distinct north-south divide, with the north of Britain less interested in getting the inside track on how much their neighbours' homes are worth than the south.

1. Dundee, Scotland

Nosey Neighbours Index score: 41.5

Average house price: £159,718

12-month change: +1.08%

What’s for sale: two-bedroom flat for £160,000.

Flat for sale in Dundee.

Where would you pitch yourself on a 'nosiness scale' between 1 and 10 (with 10 being the nosiest)? Tell us by posting a comment below... 

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