(Closed) Neighbours

posted 5 years ago in Home
  • poll: Neighbours I am/was friends with
    Past and current : (15 votes)
    21 %
    Have never been close to any : (21 votes)
    30 %
    Was growing up, but not as an adult : (33 votes)
    47 %
    Wasn't growing up, but am as an adult : (0 votes)
    Other : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    3417 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

    Growing up I had neighbors who had a daughter my age.  She was a year younger than me and while we weren’t best friends or anything she is someone I am still in contact with.  I say hi to her parents when I see them and in 2008 a tornado destroyed our town including my parents house.  I was there with my 2 younger kids and we lost everything, their neighbors house was still standing (oddly) and let us use a wagon and some blankets for my 3 year old twins to sit in until we could figure out what to do.

    The house I lived in before I met my Fiance I had a neighbor who was a single dad with 2 girls my kids ages.  They would play and he and I would sit in the front yard and talk.  No romance between us but just a really nice guy.

    Where we live now we have a couple that lives in the next house down that we are close with.  We hang out now and then.  I’m definitely going to miss them when we move next week but we’ll get together now and then I’m sure. 

    Post # 4
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    2515 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    when i was a kid, our neighborhood was like a little community. we all knew each other and all of us kids played together. now, Darling Husband and i live in an apartment but it’s located in a neighborhood with almost all single family houses. we’re friendly with the neighbors in the houses but don’t really know them. we’re acquaintances with some of our neighbors in our building but i wouldn’t say friends (we don’t hang out). i miss that community feeling. we do get more of it in our current location than we did when we lived in san francisco though.

    Post # 5
    Member
    5423 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2012

    No, we’re friendly but not friends.

    Post # 6
    Member
    9502 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    When I was growing up we had neighbors we were pretty close to.  Didn’t spend holidays together or anything, but maybe some BBQs and that sort of thing.  In college we were friends with some of our townhouse neighbors in a let’s go the bar or come to our party type of way.  Recently it’s just been friendly, but not friends.

    Post # 7
    Member
    4439 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

    @AB Bride:  Growing up our neighbors kids were the same age as me so we were friendly, definitley not like family.

     

    Now that Darling Husband and I have our own home, I’m still friendlier with my parents neighbors than with ours!  Maybe once we’ve lived there awhile longer?  I’m not against it, there both nice but everyone in my neighborhood watches out for each other while keeping to themselves it seems.

    Post # 8
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    3053 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    My neightborhood growing up was pretty tight. My mom became best friends with a few of the neighbors and all the kids played together. As an adult, I don’t interact with any of my neighbors in my apartment complex. I will probably make a little more effort when I’m in a house or even just somewhere we plan on being for a while. I think kids helps bond neighbors IMO and being childfree by choice, I’m not outside watching my kids play while chatting with the neighbors…though I have met one or two while walking my pup =)

    Post # 9
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    1096 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    While renting we were rarely close with our neighbors. We had one couple that would watch our dogs for us and we would watch their chickens but we didn’t hang out or anything other than a quick conversation in the front yard. 

    Growing up our neighbors were fairly close and the parents would do coffee sometimes but still not like family.

    Now we own our own home and the people across the street are like family and we also have some wonderful friends throughout the neighborhood. There are people that keep to themselves, there are people that really only socialize at large gatherings (we try to invite our entire neighborhood to our parties and stuff) and there are people that get together on a regular basis. Things change quite a bit when you own.

    Post # 10
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    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    We were good friends with the neighbors when growing up (both the adults and the kids).  I don’t really have that with my neighbors now that I’m an adult though (but I wish I did).

    Post # 12
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    4046 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Never, wouldn’t recognize my next door neighbors if I saw them at the store. Growing up, my parents would talk about them but I don’t think I ever met any of them.

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