6 Ways to Get to Know Your Neighbors
Whether you’re moving into a new home, just got a new neighbor or haven’t met your current ones yet, now’s the time to do it! In honor of National Good Neighbor Day on September 28, 2019, we’re sharing six ways to get to know your neighbors at Pardee Homes.
Welcome them to the neighborhood.
First, say hello and introduce yourself to your neighbors. Make them feel welcome, and give them the inside scoop on the community and any tips you might have on moving in. (It probably wasn’t that long ago that you were moving in, too.)
Bring a gift.
It’s always a kind gesture to bring your new neighbor a housewarming gift. A basket with a set of picture-hanging supplies, a nice kitchen towel, a list of your favorite places in the area or even a handwritten note are all thoughtful ways to make your new neighbors feel embraced and at home in the community.
Give a tour.
Show your neighbors around the amenities at your community. Maybe tell them what times are the busiest, where the greatest views are and when the neighborhood barbecue is. Take them on a walking tour of the hiking trails and parks in the area, so they know the best spots for frisbee and soccer.
Have them over.
Invite your new neighbors over for dinner. If they’ve been moving and unloading, they’ll probably appreciate a homemade meal and a break from unpacking. Or, invite a few neighbors over and host a welcome potluck. Because homes by Pardee have open floor plans, generous kitchen islands and outdoor living spaces, they’re ideal for lining up everyone’s dishes and sharing everything family-style. And, the party doesn’t have to stop there. The Pardee community centers and clubhouses provide even more venues to hang out with your new neighbors.
Host a housewarming.
If you’re the one moving to the neighborhood, throw a housewarming celebration and extend an invitation to all the neighbors. Knock on doors and invite them personally if you can. It doesn’t have to be a big production, just a casual gathering to meet everyone officially and get to know each other a little bit more.
Your Pardee home is the perfect place to host a party. And, if it’s a beautiful day, why not decorate your outdoor space and have a backyard shindig? The included LivingSmart® program with eco-friendly, smart technology makes entertaining guests easier than ever. All your home devices are designed to work with Amazon, so you can ask Alexa to turn down the lights in the living room or turn up the music outside. You can also change the temperature from your smartphone or tablet, no matter where you are in the house.
Help build your community.
Pardee Homes prides itself on building homes and neighborhoods that offer value, contentment and community. But it’s also the residents who make a community flourish and come to life. So, join your fellow neighbors in celebrating your community on National Good Neighbor Day on Saturday, September 28. In the famous words of Mr. Rogers, “It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood. A beautiful day for a neighbor. Would you be mine? Could you be mine? Won’t you be my neighbor?”
Looking to move yourself? Or know someone who would love to live in a Pardee Homes neighborhood? Connect with one of our New Home Specialists to get started.