A childhood neighbor hooked up with me recently and yes...she's all grown so we had a lot of catching up to do. It reminded me of how nice my parents were with people while growing up.
I’ve lived in a variety of neighborhoods throughout my life, and I know from experience that each one has its own personality. Some tend to be more open to socializing, while others are made up of people who prefer to stay to themselves. The second group isn’t bad; it’s just not as warm and inviting
Regardless of the type of neighborhood you live in, there are still some basic rules you should follow to be a good neighbor. The ultimate goal is to live in peace and harmony, and even though that’s not always possible, you can at least do whatever it takes to prevent hostilities and hard feelings.
*Observe and respect your neighbor’s personal space
*Try not to borrow anything, but if you must, return the item immediately after using it. If you break the item, pay to fix it or replace it.
*Don’t be the neighborhood gossip. That’s just rude and will eventually come back to bite you
*If you have an issue with a neighbor, go directly to that person and discuss it in an adult manner.
*Obey noise laws. If a neighbor calls or comes over and asks you to pipe down, be friendly and apologize. Then quiet down.
*If you are having a big party, you might as well invite the neighbors. This does several things. It shows that you are a friendly person, it allows you to get to know your neighbors better, and you are much less likely to have complaints. Are you a bad or good neighbor? Share your bad neighbor experiences.