Nextdoor is a great way to bring neighbors together. It’s a free online site that connects you to your neighbors. Depending on the interest of the neighborhood, the topics of each neighborhood will vary. Members have successfully used the site to find a local service provider, find their lost pet, to borrow tools, prevent crime and discover fun local events and more. To join the site, you must verify your address. The verification process helps to prevent non-residents from bombarding the group with spam and such.
Here at Extreme Community Makeover, we encourage people to connect with their neighbors to build stronger, safer, more tight-knit communities. Of course, there is always the good old-fashioned way to connect by simply knocking on your neighbor’s door to introduce yourself. And, fortunately, sites like Nextdoor are also available to help neighbors connect using social media.