Your neighborhood is fresh and full of character with different looks and feels from block to block and individuality that sets it apart from other neighborhoods. Yours is a neighborhood you can take pride in..You are part of it and it is part of you and who you are. If you are new to a neighborhood having just moved in, you may not feel that way to start, however as time goes on, you will grow into it, and it will become more of a part of you! That's what a neighborhood is all about. Belonging somewhere.... feeling at home... identifying part of who you are with where you live and where you are from has been a natural part of and one the most comforting feelings we all share as human beings. The need to belong to something matters to all of us after all.
A neighborhood is only as special as we all make it. How can we help our neighborhood to be something very special and exclusive, and make it a better place to live and a more sought after place to want to live?
Some ideas come to mind....
Make Connections : When someone new moves into the neighborhood why not make them feel welcome by either going over to them yourself to welcome them, or even better get a group of neighbors together to drop by to say hi! Share with them all you can about the area..trails, restaurants , community events etc; ask if there is anything you can help them with..
Friendliness: How about always being the first to say good morning, or hello when walking in your neighborhood..stop to admire a pet or share a comment on the weather?
Organize Community Events: Stage a street party ! This is a great way for to bring neighbors together and a way for both kids and adults to meet.
The benefits of these small steps will pay off in many ways. The most surprising these simple steps can have on your neighborhood is actually making it safer, because getting to know your neighbors gives you security and peace of mind... you know that you will be looking out for them as much as they will be looking out for you.
Welcome to your neighborhood !
Rola Merhi & Dave Campbell
Century 21 Miller Real Estate Ltd. Brokerage
467 Speers Road,Oakville, ONL6K 3S4
Mobile (Rola): 905.467.9051
Mobile (Dave): 905.330.8603