In today’s fast-paced world, having a place to call home that you truly love is a wonderful feeling. However, it’s important to remember that a neighborhood is more than just a collection of houses; it’s a community made up of diverse people and families with unique perspectives and experiences. As we move further into the future, cultivating a sense of belonging and how to be a good neighbor is more important than ever before.
At Anderson Communities, we are passionate about creating communities in Kentucky where everyone feels at home. If being a good neighbor is one of your goals in 2023, here are some practical tips to get you started.
OFFER A WELCOME BASKET WITH PRACTICAL VALUE
It’s a nice gesture to welcome a new neighbor with a gift basket. But with a few thoughtful additions, you can make that gift something that will help them feel at home.
Add some helpful information to ease their adjustment to the new neighborhood, such as letting them know when the trash is picked up or which grocery stores deliver. Consider tucking in a few business cards from your favorite restaurants, coffee shops, and treasured small businesses. References to trusted home repair services or babysitters would also be appreciated. After all, a batch of cookies is nice to get, but information from a local insider will truly make a newcomer feel welcome.
MAINTAIN YOUR HOME’S CURB APPEAL
Not only does a shabby-looking house impact the value of the homes around it, but it’s also not a cheerful thing to look at. You don’t need a yard that looks like it belongs in a magazine; keep it tidy and well-maintained.
This applies to apartment and condo dwellers as well. Keep your front door area free of clutter and trash so you don’t irritate your neighbors.
BE MINDFUL OF YOUR PET
We all love our pets, but not everyone else enjoys them. Ensure your furry friend doesn’t bother your neighbors by keeping them appropriately restrained. Dogs should be leashed when not in your home or yard, even if they’re gentle and friendly. Be sure to clean up after your pets and throw their waste away in your own trash bin.
If your dog barks a lot, it’s probably stressed. The noise may increase your neighbors’ tension as well. It’s best for both your dog and your neighbors to find solutions to help your pup relax.
UNDERSTAND YOUR PROPERTY LINES
Have you ever heard the adage “Good fences make good neighbors”? Showing respect for your neighbor’s property includes clearly understanding where your yard ends and theirs begins. Ensure any garbage or yard trash, like leaves or downed tree branches, doesn’t stray from your property to theirs.
FOLLOW COMMUNITY RULES & GUIDELINES
Every neighborhood has its own rules, such as noise ordinances and parking rules. Make sure you’re doing what you can to follow those rules to help keep the peace. If everyone decides to cooperate in the small things, daily life will be much more easygoing.
HOW TO FIND GOOD NEIGHBORS IN KENTUCKY
If you’re looking for a friendly neighborhood, we invite you to browse the properties available to rent from Anderson Communities. We have beautiful homes in Lexington, Georgetown, Versailles, and Louisville, with a wide range of apartments, townhomes, and single-family homes to choose from.
ANDERSON COMMUNITIES IS HERE TO HELP YOU FIND YOUR NEXT HOME IN KENTUCKY
Anderson Communities has a wide range of properties to show you, and we’re proud of the beautiful communities we’ve built for Kentucky residents. Every home is nestled in a neighborhood full of walkable shopping, sprawling green spaces, and friendly neighbors. We’re here to help you find a home you’ll love in a community that feels right for you. Contact us to see what we have to offer today!
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