A kind, respectful neighborhood is desired by everyone! You can help in promoting a friendly neighborhood with these simple niceties that make all the difference.
Whether you’re just moving into a new neighborhood or you feel like your old neighborhood needs a bit of a revival, there are ways to create a welcoming environment wherever you live. Promoting a friendly neighborhood begins with you. If you show kindness, empathy and respect to your fellow neighbors, they will respond similarly. From neighborhood watches to block parties to a simple greeting in the street, spreading kindness and looking out for one another is the neighborly thing to do. You spend so much time in your neighborhood, so it’s important that it is kept safe and friendly.
The first key to promoting a friendly neighborhood is kindness
Everyone benefits from having friendly neighbors. Being kind costs nothing, and it’s so easy to do. A simple “Good morning!” when you pass your neighbors in the street is enough to put a smile on their face and reminds them that you’re approachable. If you’re new to a neighborhood, be sure to introduce yourself in your first week there. Remember a little something about the neighbors you meet, such as their family situation or their job, and share something about yourself in return.
Take care of your property
Now that you’ve met the neighbors, it’s time to show them that you care about the way the neighborhood looks. Keep your property in good shape. This could be accomplished by mowing the lawn frequently and not letting it get out of hand, for example. You will also want to keep your yard looking sharp by weeding when necessary. Insects that are attracted to unruly gardens and the weeds themselves can easily travel into neighboring yards. You don’t want to be responsible for ruining someone else’s property!