How to be a Great Neighbor

When you move to a new location, one of the most important things you can do, is be a great neighbor. 

 

While not everyone will always get along, when you have great neighbors, you know you have someone to rely on should you need it. A sense of community isn’t always easy to achieve; however, manufactured home communities might be just the ticket! 

 

So how can you be the best neighbor possible? 

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Say Hi!

One of the most important things you can do is to say hello. Introducing yourself means the people who live next door to you will make them feel at ease. Once that ice is broken, it is easier to start communicating when you see each other. 

 

An excellent way to introduce yourself is to bring around some cookies or muffins. It’s a straightforward idea that can make a lot of difference. 

 

Keep in mind that some people aren’t overly social, and while they may appreciate you saying hi, they might not want to come over for coffee or dinner. 

 

This simple act will set you onto neutral territory, making forming a positive neighborly relationship possible. 

 

Responsibility 

While there is a lot to be said for people just being friendly to each other, there is more to it than that. A vested interest in your local community and taking responsibility for what happens within your street is a must. 

 

It shows that you care about the area and are willing to do what it takes to keep the site clean and orderly. 

 

The local community extends further than just your street too. Neighbor networks can provide an enormous sense of community and encourage people to work together. 

 

Be ready to participate in what matters in the area, and don’t be afraid to stand up for your beliefs for the area. After all – you live there! 

Noise

If you are moving to an area there are a lot of young families; you can likely expect plenty of noise from children playing at the weekends and school holidays. But more likely, you will hear children twice a day every day. 

 

If you have moved to an older area, you might find the noise a little less. The residents might be used to enjoying a more quiet environment. So it is essential to consider this before you move. 

 

A little noise in most cases will be tolerated just fine, but be mindful of when you are playing music, doing DIY, or other noisy activities. 

 

If you have work done on the home or DIY, then be sure to let your neighbor know in advance. 

 

When you buy a house, the intention is often to live there for an extended period of time. Over that time, it is beneficial if you can build a small network of neighbors that you get along well with, and if you do need something (or they do), you have each other’s best interests at heart. 

Are you looking for more great tips for moving home? Check out this great post: Keep These In Mind When Moving To A New Home.

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