Have a conversation with your neighbors. It will help build a relationship and provide another set of eyes on your property. This can be as simple as baking some cookies and heading over to your neighbors to introduce yourself or saying hello and introducing yourself as your cross paths. If you’re not comfortable with face-to-face conversations there are sites online to help.
Facebook Groups – Join or create a facebook group specific to your neighborhood or community. Use the facebook search to find your neighborhood before creating one. If there isn’t one, create one using an approval method. Invite your neighbors and have them spread the message to invite other neighbors. Have some restrictions on approving members, and type of posts members are allowed to post. Continue to moderate the group as it grows as it is helpful to avoid any spammers or intruders. Facebook has over 1 billion active users, and we’re sure a percentage of your neighbors are also active.
Nextdoor – Nextdoor is a private social network for your neighborhood. Nextdoor has a verification process so that your neighbors know you are real. Over 45,000 U.S. Neighborhoods are using Nextdoor to connect, collaborate and help each other keep their neighborhoods safe. Joining is easy – search for your neighborhood with Nextdoor.
Patch – Find your “Patch” to read top stories, recent news, attend upcoming events, support businesses and see what’s on the bulletin board.
EveryBlock – Get up-to-date news from your neighbors. Find civic information readily available for your specific neighborhood. An iPhone app is also available to download.