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8 Simple Ways to Build Community in Your Neighborhood

Team at Verbode
Jan 13 3 minutes read

Join Nextdoor or follow your neighborhood on social media

Connecting with your neighbors online, especially after a year like 2020, can create a meaningful space for community. Check out the Nextdoor app or see if your neighborhood organization has a social media presence.

Wave to your neighbors 

As obvious as this one seems, it's amazing what a simple wave or smile at passing cars and walkers can do.

Hang out in your front yard or on your porch

If you're waiting for the right opportunity to introduce yourself to the new neighbors, the more time you spend outdoors the more likely your paths will cross. Spending time on your porch is a great way to build the "neighborly" feel on your street.

Drive slower. 

Kids playing outside are the spirit of a neighborhood! Whether your street has a nearby park or makeshift areas for outdoor play, be sure to keep everyone safe by driving slower.

Create a free micro-library

There are numerous ways to get this type of project started. Host a neighborhood-wide book drive and see who of your handy neighbors would be interested in helping. There are also plenty of organizations that can build them for a fee or donation.

Stonecloud Brewing Co

Shop at the nearby retail or business district

Did you know that the bulk of Oklahoma City funding comes from sales tax? Not only does shopping at the nearby business district support your local economy, but it's a great way to meet people who likely live in your neighborhood.

Support your neighborhood school

Do your kids attend the neighborhood school? Whether for a tutoring program or for general support tasks, local schools are often in need of trusted adults to volunteer.

Get connected with nonprofits that promote community organizing efforts

Volunteering for local nonprofits is an incredible way to build community. Some organizations are even dedicated to strengthening neighborhoods and community organizing activities. 

Neighborhood Alliance of Central Oklahoma

OKC Strong. 

Whether you're in the early stages of buying or selling or just looking to stay connected in the OKC community, you're sure to find inspiration on our blog. 

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