Post # 1
I think I’m pretty lucky. I know all our neighbours up and down the street, we have a yearly party at one of our houses to catch up, we watch each other’s houses when we’re out of town, etc. I grew up in a close knit neighbourhood as well.
Today for instance, I had to take my truck to the mechanic and didn’t realize a few heavy boxes I need to mail had to go out today, so I called my neighbour and she’s taking me down in a couple of hours. If one of us is going to the grocery store we’ll call the other and see if we need anything. I take her dog out for a pee if she’s going to be gone the whole day, she’ll feed the cats if we’re gone for a weekend. It’s awesome!
When I lived in a condo, I only knew the woman across the hall and eventually met Darling Husband through a guy on the same floor. It made me sort of sad to not have that “community” feel.
So how about you? Do you know your neighbours? Do you like them?
Post # 3
We rent a house in a nice neighborhood. We recognize each other know the neighbors dog’s names, but otherwise don’t really interact other than to wave or say hello. Sometimes it seems like it would be nice to know them better but I am just not home enough and there never really is an opportunity to get to know each other.
Post # 4
You’re so lucky to have that! Our neighbours keep to themselves for the most part. It could be a variety of reasons. We’re definitely the youngest people on our street, and the only ones with no children so we don’t have that in common. 2 of our neighbours have introduced themselves, but that’s all. I envy those who have great neighbours they can be friends with!
Post # 5
@bakerella: That’s how it was where I grew up. I miss it. I hope to buy a house in a similar community.
As for our current living situation, we know NO-ONE. We’ve lived in our condo going on 5 years now and the only neighbor we even met moved out a few months after we moved in. I’ve told Darling Husband a ton of times that I want to talk to the property management about arranging a meet and greet or something since I think it’s strange that we don’t know anyone yet we live so close together. I bet we’d find people who we’d really get along with, too. Just gotta meet ’em first!
Post # 6
I voted I live in an apartment, I know my neighbors, I hate my neighbors.
My across the hall neighbors are my SIL and her husband. Seriously, it is exactally as miserable as it sounds.
Post # 7
We live in a house we like neighbors on both sides but are pretty close to one of them.. we play co ed softball with one and his wife and kids were always there. Every now and then we have a bbq and drink with them. We try to go to their son’s baseball game.
Our neighbors on the other side we say hi and bye thats about it.. but the people that live in the back house are really nice… Our dog used to always escape and she used to get her and put her back in our yard… AYY that dog!!! lol
Post # 8
We live in a house and know some of the neighbors. We hate the lady who always has yard sales. Most of the other adults are ok. We hate the neighborhood kids because they’re always outside SCREAMING, messing around in our yard, leaving trash all over it, and riding bikes over our lawn.
Post # 9
- Wedding: September 2011 - Clark Gardens
We live in a house. And I like my neighbors. They are very friendly. But they also like to get belligerantly drunk and have verbal fights with their wives and other neighbors out in the street late at night….It is very strange.
Post # 10
Our neighbors are dead.
Seriously. Both houses are vacant, though one is for sale.
Post # 11
Almost all of those apply to me. I live in a condo and I know about half of my neighbors. Of those, I like about half and can’t stand about half. The ones upstairs are usually blasting music in the middle of the night, getting into giant yelling fights (and possibly throwing things), and smoking in their bathroom (weird for me to complain about but our vents must be linked because it makes our bathroom smell like smoke too).
Post # 12
okay since i posted this in the wrong one because i obv cant read right LOL
this was about our old neighbors
We used to have awful neighbors!!! thank god they moved… There were always people coming in and out i swore he sold drugs… Their kids were bad used to always tease our dogs and throw stuff in our yard.. and they used to always fight at like 2 or 3 in the morning like argue really bad throw stuff one time they were out front full on fist fighting.. My Darling Husband wanted to go stop them but i figured it wasnt our problem…
A few weeks after they left peopel would come to our house knocking on the door i guess mistaken like really?? i wasl ike no drugs here buddy…
At first when the new neighbors moved in i didnt like them… they have a washer outside their house and i guess it wasn’t hooked up properly and they would let the water just spill all over the yard and it would come thru the fence and soak our yard… like our back yard would be so muddy and my dogs used to walk thru it and track mud in our house i was SOOO upset Dh went and told them somethign and they said the land lord wouldnt fix it… like okay not our problem we shouldnt have to deal with your issue. put a bucket or something. Glad they finally fixed it now they are cool.
Post # 13
- Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza
We live in a multi-family house. Our apartment neighbors are fine, a single dude who lives in the basement and then a family of four on the first floor. We all get along pretty well. I also know a few of my neighbors on the street, but it’s mostly other multi-family homes so it’s hard to get to know people. Thankfully we’re moving in a year or so, so no need to get super friendly. 🙂
@highwire: WTF?! o.O
Post # 14
@Kkaattii: I think it would be awesome if my SIL and her family lived that close (well, maybe not THAT close, but a lot closer than an hour drive away). I love them!
I voted we live in a house, know our neighbors, and like them, except one. We are the youngest home owners on our street, but we are pretty close with our immediate neighbors. I really like where we live
Post # 15
I can’t wait to move into a neighborhood for this reason. We live in an apartment right now and don’t really see many of our neighbors. My parents live in a neighborhood where everyone gets together a lot and i’ve always loved that.
I can’t stand my upstairs neighbor even though i’ve never met him. he makes so much noise! haha
Post # 16
We used to live in a condo (small building with 14 units) and we knew everybody. Sometimes we’d go from apartment on a Saturday night, which was fun. Fiance and I watered plants for neighbours while they were away and they did the same for us. Whenever new people would move in, we’d knock on the door, introduce ourselves and give them a bottle of our homemade wine. I really miss that tight knit community.
We moved into a house 2 months ago, and have only met our neighbours on either side. Our neighbour was mowing the lawn and decided to mow ours while he was at it. We brought him out a Corona and later invited him over for a bonfire.
Fiance and I try to make friends wherever we go 🙂