Get to Know Your Neighbors
Vibrant, lively, safe, and well-kept neighborhoods are ones that have engaged residents who work together to resolve issues and take action to make their neighborhood great! These neighborhoods have a high level of safety and crime prevention, because neighbors that know each other are likely to look out for one another and respond to suspicious activity. Also, neighbors with strong ties to each other and their area are more likely to work together to make positive changes to the appearance of their neighborhood and tackle issues together. A positive neighborhood means a happier you - if your neighbor is happy that can increase your happiness by 34%.
Neighborhood Group: Start or join a Neighborhood Watch group, or an iWatch group to address speeding vehicles in the neighborhood, or an Adopt-A-Street group to clean up litter along a section of a road.
Block Party: Neighborhood block parties are a fun way to build neighborhood connections. Host a block party with your neighbors throughout the year or on special days such as National Night Out or Good Neighbor Day.
Neighborhood Activities: Residents may want to join a community garden or host a neighborhood garage sale.