Building community in your neighborhood can increase the safety and happiness of the people living there. Whether you’re moving into a new neighborhood or looking for ways to increase the sense of community where you already live, these tips can help you be a better neighbor and foster a sense of community.
Keep your yard tidy.
Strive to add to your community’s value, rather than detract from it, by keeping your home’s yard and exterior in good condition. This includes everything from basic lawn care, like mowing the lawn and putting away your trash cans, to making sure your home’s paint is in good shape.
Lend a helping hand.
If you see a neighbor struggling with a load of groceries or trying to complete a two-person job on their own, offer a hand if you can. It is especially important to look out for the older members of our community.
Be considerate about your pets.
You love your pets, but if you’re not considerate, your neighbors may consider them a nuisance. Be sure to always pick up after your pets when walking them. Also make sure your dogs don’t bark excessively when in the yard or when you’re away from home. If you have a cat, don’t let it roam freely around the neighborhood.
Follow the rules.
If you live in a neighborhood with a homeowner’s association, be sure to follow the rules and bylaws they have outlined. This will not only help you avoid costly fines, it will help you stay in your neighbors’ good graces.
Reach out to your neighbors.
Nothing fosters a feeling of community quite like interacting with the people around you. Try giving your neighbors a wave or making small talk when you see them out and about. Inviting them over for a movie or game night is also a great way to build community.
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