Post # 1
We’ve lived in our house for 3 months now and only 1 person has introduced themselves. The people behind us play Christmas music loudly at night during the holidays and the other neighbor behind us smokes out in his backyard in the morning. There’s an older woman who would come out and watch us move but we haven’t seen her since December. When I moved in with Darling Husband he didn’t know his neighbors and I thought it was just plain weird; when we were moving neighbors seemed to come out of the woodwork.
Growing up, I knew everyone in our neighborhood and the surrounding streets. Granted we were a smaller town so maybe it’s just different in a bigger town?
Post # 3
i live in an apartment and have never even seen most of my neighbors.
Post # 4
I know a couple of people in my Condo. Actually, my boss’s mom lives across the hall from us and we help her out from time to time. Then the lady down the hall I’ll exerise with from time to time and the guy I talked about the ant problem to. Other than that I don’t really know many others. Which is weird considering we all live under the same roof!
Post # 5
I live on a cul de sac and I am acquainted with my neighbors that are in the same house as me (I live in a duplex), but I don’t know anyone else on the cul de sac. Everyone keeps to themselves.
Post # 6
I live upstairs in an apartment, and while I have seen our neighbors, I really don’t know them well. The family next to us is a police officer who works crazy hours, so I seem him in passing. He is very nice. Their dog is a Maltese and growls at my dog, LOL.
There is a sweet little old lady below us – her daughter and grandkids come over almost every single day. I see them a lot, and they always asked about wedding plans, etc.
Post # 6
I know a 4 people out of 50 units at our condo. I also know one neighbor that lives next door to the complex.
Post # 7
I’ve lived in our house for a little over a year now and I only really KNOW one person. Which is crazy because we’re a planned community so our neighbors are very close and our back yard butts up to their back yards. They guy across the street is outside all the time so we know him pretty well. I’ve met (by which I mean waved at) 4 other people in the immediate vicinity. Our next door neighbor and the people that live right behind us i’ve never met– which I find very very odd but they are NEVER outside.
Post # 8
I know a few people in our building.
We’ve been here 3 years and there are about 100 apartments in the building.
I know our next door neighbors, a family on one of the lower floors, and a few of the dog owners.
Post # 9
When we lived in a condo, we only knew the lady who lived across the hall from us and maybe one or two others throughout the building we had met down at the bbq area just chatting.
When we moved into our house we met all our neighbours and we get along really well with 2 out of 3 of them. There’s one new neighbour who’s moved in, but I haven’t introduced myself (shameful I know). Our neighbourhood fosters a great environment where every year we have a street party in the person who’s renovated most recently’s house (because you know we’re all dying to see it anyways!). It’s a bit of a potluck and we have a little committee who puts it all together. It’s very cute. I think our neighbourhood is definitely the exception to the norm 😉
Post # 10
We live in a cul-du-sac and everyone of my neighbors introduced themselves when we first moved in about a year ago.
The only time we talk to any of them is if they are outside and we are getting the mail or doing yard work.
Post # 11
We are good friends with many of our neighbors. We have football parties outside in the fall and everybody drinks/eats and has a great time. We even had a block party last summer which was awesome. I live in a townhouse and our corner of the court I live on is really close. Most of them were at our wedding last April. It’s a great group and that is one thing I will really miss when we move to a single family home in the near future. 🙁
Post # 12
I used to. I’ve lived in my apartment for 6 years and there are only 2 units on my floor, A (mine) and B. There was a nice old widow who lived in B when I first moved in who I was friendly with and I would help her take out the trash from time to time. When she moved out it was a newly married couple who we hung out with a few times. The new neighbor is totally antisocial and keeps to herself, never has people over but is always home.
The new people right above us are nice and I say hello to them. They are a HUGE improvement fromt he spoiled college kid whose parents were paying his rent and he would have RAGING parties every weekend and constantly had friends over, crashing. We actually had to call the cops on him twice for being loud, it was awful 🙁
Post # 13
We are friendly with the people on both sides of us, and across the street. We live in a really nice neighborhood and in the summer we are outside all the time, but everyone pretty much keeps to themselves.
Growing up I knew every single person in the neighborhood. I think it might be different when you have kids. Because the kids play together, go to the same schools, etc. Plus we used to have block parties once a year. I like that atmosphere better. I’m hoping this summer we can meet more people around us.
ETA: I lived in my apartment for 2 years and never met any of my neighbors. Some of them I never even saw.
Post # 14
@nyebride, I swear, I could have written your post! When I was growing up, everyone in the neighborhood knew everyone, and even if they weren’t all BFFs, they were all at least friendly, and knew each other’s names, kids names, etc. I moved about 5 mins away from where I grew up, and I may as well have moved to another planet. We’ve lived in our house 2 1/2 years, and we only know three of our neighbors to wave and say hello to. No one socializes here. It’s so weird, and kinda sad.