An Ode to Great Neighbors

Fri, Mar 31, 2017 at 4:17PM

An Ode to Great Neighbors

Nothing makes you feel quite like a part of the community than great neighbors right next door. But just as much as they make you feel at home, they can also help you feel safer and more secure in your neighborhood. Take a look at today's blog to see how.

A social support system

We all have family and friends to turn to when we have questions or just want to talk--but no one gets your community situation quite like someone who's going through it with you. While a good neighbor is always there to catch up, they can also be a helpful resource when it comes to questions or concerns you might have about the neighborhood--anything from security issues to how to best respond to a fallen tree.

They're in the same boat, after all!

Confidence when you're away

The spring and summer seasons are filled with opportunities to take exciting trips--upstate, abroad, or to your nearest beach resort. It's always smart to turn to a neighbor you trust before you leave, to help keep an eye on your house, pick up mail, feed your fish or just about anything else you might need them to do.

Of course, it's not just about favors. Having someone like that close to home (while you're not) can give you an added peace of mind--the confidence that you have someone looking out for you when you can't do it yourself.

A helping hand

For many homeowners, the spring season also means a return to outdoor maintenance (and, once in a while, storm preparation!). If you find yourself in a tight spot, or are missing an important tool, who better than your neighbor to help you sort things out and lend a helping hand or the right tool for the job?

A communal effort

Just like they say it takes a village to raise a child, it takes an entire neighborhood to ensure a thriving community. Getting to know your neighbors can help you figure out common goals and align yourselves on the same page, so that community issues (like a garden that needs some TLC, for example) can be dealt with together.

Get to know your neighbors with backyard barbecues, block parties, or a simple "hello"--they're people you will want to have on your team!

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