Why Meeting Your Neighbors Is So Important…

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When you move into your new home, it is easy to keep small talk with the neighbors. It all starts with a “Hello, good (morning, afternoon, evening.)” or the awkward,  “How’s the weather?”.

The path less traveled is sparking a conversation and taking the time and effort to learn about your neighbors.  

But why?

The answer is simple,

You don’t have to be best friends with them, but if an emergency (big or small) arises, having a neighbor that can help you out (and vise versa) is a good feeling to have.

A 2011 survey of 17,000 people, sponsored by State Farm and conducted by Harris Interactive, found:

  • 45 percent would help a neighbor look for a job
  • 44 percent would cook meals for a neighbor
  • 32 percent would assist in babysitting for a neighbor
  • 15 percent would lend a neighbor money
  • 10 percent would let a neighbor live with them for a short while.

— A.E.R.

 

Either way, you should always reach out and get to know the person living next to you. Who knows, you and your neighbor could hit it off and you could have just found a new friend, a new babysitter, a new carpool group for your kids to get to and from school, or someone you can trust and get suggestions about which local coffee shop has the best coffee. No matter what, it can’t hurt to be nice and introduce yourself.

 

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