Moving into the Dallas-Fort Worth area? Welcome to the neighborhood! We know how hard it can feel to find time and the right approach for getting to know your neighbors. So we’ve put together a few guidelines for you! Here are five tips to get your neighborhood community socializing and to make friendships that last a lifetime.
Walk Around Your Neighborhood
One of the easiest ways to introduce yourselves to your neighbors is by exploring your new neighborhood through walks on a daily or several-times-weekly basis.
While taking a stroll, you may encounter people working in their garages, playing with their kids in the yard, or simply taking a stroll themselves. This is the least invasive way you can introduce yourself to your neighbors, as it is rather organic in nature and brings back the old-fashioned act of door-to-door neighborliness. Getting fresh air and natural light can be great for your health and mood, too!
Make Conversation with Neighbors
Sometimes it’s difficult or embarrassing to strike up conversations with your new neighbors unless there is a need (e.g. your dog is in their yard, or their mail was accidentally delivered to you). Going out of your way to make conversation with your neighbors shows you are friendly. Be intentional about your conversations and make a good impression during your first few conversations. Your neighbors will remember them.
Throw a Housewarming Party
Housewarming parties are creative and effective ways to get your neighbors to socialize with you. You can put up a yard sign, leave flyers on their doorknobs, or simply mention your party to your neighbors in passing.
At your party, invite your guests to sip some beverages and give them a tour of your house. You can even have them bring over their favorite foods, or play games to get to know their personalities, likes, and dislikes. Inviting people into your home is a very personal venture. It is a fantastic way to persuade your neighbors that you genuinely want to know them better – if not as friends, then as friendly acquaintances.
Join an Event at Your Clubhouse or Pool
Networking is important, even in the event of moving into a new neighborhood. The best way to “neighborhood network” is to sign up for events and meetings at your community clubhouse or pool. Events could include bingo night, community pool parties, or HOA meetings for your neighborhood.
Utilize Neighborhood Social Media Tools
2019 brings new ways to get to know your neighbors without necessarily visiting them in their homes. Neighborhoods all around the U.S. participate on social media platforms such as Nextdoor, or create neighborhood groups on Facebook.
On these platforms, you can interact on neighborhood forums to keep up with your fellow neighbors. You can talk about neighborhood safety, upcoming events, or just chat to say hello. It can also be a great way to coordinate on lost pets, look for local help with yard work, and find all the best yard sales.
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