When a neighborhood is filled with engaged homeowners - there is less crime, more appeal to buyers and happier people in general. Fall is a great time to try this out and get involved in your own neighborhood. Here's a few suggestions:1. Start a community message board on Nextdoor.com, HomeElephant.com or Hey, Neighbor! It can have info about garage sales, services, meetings, etc
2. Organize a neighborhood garage sale or swap meet (if allowed, of course - check those HOA rules!)
3. Plant a community garden if possible or look into going together for agricultural deliveries (like ww.greenbeandelivery.com)
4. Set up a tool-sharing program or tool library. Why pay to buy or rent one if a neighbor has one they rarely use?
5. Organize a book club, garden club, wine tasting, card club, walking or some other common interest group. What is easier than just walking down the street for a meeting?
6. Be sure to get outside and mow your lawn, rake your leaves, toss a ball - be seen and be open to conversation!
I am amazed at people who do not know the names of the people next door! You could be missing out on finding your BFF!!!