Every move comes with a new set of neighbors. In addition, building community with your neighbors is one of the best ways to feel at home in your new surroundings. Not sure where to start? Follow these tips to help you break the ice and turn your neighbors into friends.
Spend Time Outside
We know you’ll love your new home, but you won’t meet anyone if you’re holed up inside all the time. Take your family to your neighborhood park and be friendly with whoever you meet there. You might also take up gardening or go for daily walks.
If you have a dog, take them to the neighborhood dog park. Pet owners bond quickly and it’s an easy way to get the lay of the land for your new neighborhood.
Signing up to volunteer for a local cause is a great way to meet people in your neighborhood. This can be anything from serving soup at a local food bank, to picking up trash near your home. You can also simply volunteer your time to help your neighbors. If you see them struggling to carry groceries, or get their weeds pulled, jump in, and ask if you can help.
Host A Party
One way to get to know your neighbors quickly is by hosting a housewarming party. Invite your neighbors to join you for appetizers, wine, and games. Or if you have a pool, throw a pool party for your neighbors and their kids. Inviting people into your home quickly breaks the ice and establishes a positive relationship right away.
Our homes at Castle & Cooke are built for entertaining. You’ll love showing off your house to your neighbors and making irreplaceable memories inside. Call us today at (520) 378- 5110 to learn more about how we can help select the home of your dreams.