Here are some ideas to bring together your community and make it a great place to live!
- Talk to your neighbors and get to know them better. Evening walks are a great time to do this.
- Find common interests. If one of your neighbors has a beautiful garden that you admire, knock on their door to compliment them and exchange seeds or gardening tips.
- Carpool to church.
- Keep an eye out for any suspicious activity, and let your neighbors know if there is anything they should be concerned about.
- Introduce yourself when new families move into your neighborhood.
- Find out if there is a neighborhood watch in your area.
- Let your neighbors know if you are going to be away from home so they can keep an eye on your home for you. Make sure they have your contact information in case of an emergency.
- Offer to look after your neighbor’s houses as well.
- Learn more about forming your own Neighborhood Watch.
Be the Neighbor You Would Like to Have
- Maintain your yard.
- Keep your animals secured so they won’t wander into other yards or damage property.
- Only do yard work that requires loud machines when it will not potentially disturb someone’s sleep.
Offer a Hand
- If there is a neighbor that can’t seem to keep up with their yard work, offer to help out on a day when you are working on your own. You may find that there is a disabled person living in that household, or someone that works multiple jobs.
- If you see a neighbor working on a project that you can help with, such as fixing a car or building a fence, see if they can use assistance.
- If a neighbor is recovering from a surgery, or has suffered a loss to their family, help arrange for meals to be brought in, or offer to run errands.
Plant a Community Garden
- Find out if there are any common areas that can be used to grow fresh produce, or even just flowers.
- Help create a schedule to maintain it.