Fostering Good Relationships with Your Neighbors is the Key to a Happy Community
Whether you’re just moving to a new neighborhood or have lived in one for years, the following five tips will help build connections with your neighbors and encourage a friendly rapport:
|1. Introduce Yourself:
Being on a first-name basis with all of your immediate neighbors will establish a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
|2. Go for Walks:
Regularly walking around your neighborhood will increase your chances for meeting new neighbors and give you more opportunities to strike up conversations with ones you already know.
|3. Give an Unexpected Gift:
Giving your neighbors a gift, whether it’s something as simple as home-baked cookies or a potted plant, can go a long way in showing that you care about establishing a friendship.
|4. Organize an Event:
Hosting a dinner party or barbecue provides an occasion for neighbors to meet, mingle and have fun!
If you’re planning on being out of town, throwing a party, or renovating your home, consider letting your neighbors know as a courtesy.