How close do your neighbors live to you? Do you like them? Do you do some sort of housewarming "gift" or baked good when someone moves closeby or when you moved in did you receive anything from your neighbor?
We share a wall with one neighbor and maybe 15 feet from the other neighbor though our driveways are a lot closer than that. lol.
People are constantly moving away and moving in. I'll check out the people once on my end of the street. Say hi and find out basic info. If they're nice to me, I'll bring by a baked good later on. My neighbor that we have our driveway next to is super nice. Her son is 2 months older than Aiden. She brought us cookies when we moved in. The neighbor we share a well with works a lot. She has a little boy who is almost 5 months old. I don't know her, but talk to her nanny some. The neighbor across the street likes to water her lawn by hand in a skimpy bathrobe. I'm pretty sure she doesn't wear anything under it either. Who the heck does that on base when your husband is a student pilot and most of the neighbors around you are his instructor pilots?!
Our neighbors are close in proximity, but everyone is so busy and so quiet that not many people are outside and able to interact regularly. When we get a new neighbor, we don't take a housewarming gift, but we are sure to meet them. I do take gifts over when the neighbors have a baby and this past Christmas I took some baked goods to our immediate neighbors. We were one of the first families to move into our neighborhood as our house was one of the first ones finished. The home builder gave us a gift, does that count?
Our neighbors are pretty close as we're in a cookie cutter development. We're good friends with many of our neighbors and we often hang out. On Saturday evenings, we all meet up after our kids are in bed (we all bring out our monitors) and have kind of an appetizer and cocktail potluck out front. It's pretty fun. We also tend to exchange food gifts for the holidays and fruit and veggies from our garden.
How fun Joy! Sounds like the neighborhood I grew up in as a small child. I have a lot of memories of my parents and the neighbors sitting outside on the weekend in their folding lawn chairs enjoying drinks and such while the school age kids rode their bikes out in the street or played hide and seek (it was a cove with no traffic lol).
Our neighborhood is like Joy's. Everyone is friends and we all hang out in each others garages during football/baseball games. For new years eve and July 4th we all met in the middle of the cul-de-sac for fireworks and everyone brings food. I'm probably the most anti-social neighbor in that I don't love to watch sports and drink beer so usually dh goes alone. It's one if the only times I don't have to watch the game too and I can rest
We have only had 1 new neighbor since we moved in but she isn't friendly at all, so no one talks to her except one guy across the street that started dating her, lol. We don't really do gifts I guess because when I had deacon I had one neighbor come see him and bring us clothes but no one else really cared, lol.
My neighborhood are fairly close. Not close enough to pass thigs back and forth from oue windows like the newer communities, but too close for my liking.
All our neighbors are nice enough. But they all are in different phases of their life from us. Our neighborhood was built in the 70's and a lot of owners are original. I love out house, and I love that 2 of my direct neighbors are police officers- that makes me feel a bit safer when G is gone. But I wish I lived in a neighborhood more like Joy and Jenn's. Expecially now that I'm home more.