8 Simple Ways to Build Community in Your Neighborhood
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.
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.
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.