Five Great Ways to Meet Your Neighbors
March 2, 2018
- Attend Complex-Wide Social Events
Many apartment complexes know how important social gatherings are to their residents and offer a variety of social events, including happy hours and other various parties. Be sure to stop by when these events are offered, as they are a great way to get to know some of your neighbors, and also score some free food and drinks!
- Spend More Time in Community Spaces
Another great way to meet your neighbors is just by spending time in community spaces around your apartment complex. Getting coffee at the clubhouse, hanging out at the pool, or spending time at the dog park are all great ways to introduce yourself and meet someone that you might have otherwise not run into.
- Join a Facebook Group
Some apartment communities have Facebook groups to help residents meet up and get to know each other outside of complex-sponsored events. If your apartment community doesn’t currently have a Facebook group, think about starting one up yourself!
- Introduce Yourself
This can be especially important when you first move in. Make sure you introduce yourself to your neighbors by the mailboxes and in the hall. Creating a friendship with the people that live next door to you can help to create a more understanding and approachable relationship if there are ever any issues down the road.
- Host a Gathering
Another great way to meet your neighbors is to offer to host an event in your apartment or even in a community space at the complex, like a clubhouse or at the pool. You can knock on doors to invite your neighbors or even make a flyer to post on a community bulletin board. Bonus points if you post about it on the community Facebook group! 😉