April 11th, 2014
By Jason Parr
A long winter can be rough. Huddled up in our homes, we can feel a little removed from our neighborhood and community. We put together a few tips from eHow.com on reconnecting as a neighbor beyond just a smile and a wave.
Welcome new neighbors with a personal note or pop by for a personal introduction.
Make sure that the outside of your home—along with the grounds—is well-kept and complies with our association’s CC&Rs.
Be mindful of noise—loud music, barking dogs, power tools—that may disrupt the neighborhood beyond a reasonable hour.
If you have a large party, consider your neighbors when directing your guests where to park, end the party at a reasonable hour and invite your neighbors to join in the fun.
Return anything you borrow from your neighbor promptly, in the same condition they lent it to you, and express your thanks.
Replace anything of your neighbor’s that you, your children or your pets break or soil.
Respect your neighbor’s privacy.
Offer to take care of mail pick-up, plants or pets while your neighbor is on vacation.
Be social! Inviting a neighbor over for coffee and conversation can promote open communication and a friendly neighborhood environment from which all neighbors can benefit.
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