Neighborhood Pride

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Neighborhood Pride

Neighborhood Pride: Morning Thoughts

As I woke up this morning and decided to go for a job around my neighborhood, one thing got to me through the EDM playing in my headphones and that is it seems that some people just don’t care at all about their home or their neighbors.  There is no sense of neighborhood pride, and it really got to me.  I have been living in this neighborhood for almost 2 years and quite frankly, some of the issues I saw when I moved in and are still there to this day.  I am trying to not have this come off as a rant but rather an open thread to my fellow homeowners to try and get an understanding for why people do and treat their neighborhood the way they do.

Neighborhood Pride: Home Maintenance

Given the fact that I am just seeing this neighborhood from the sidewalk and from a distance, there is still a lot of wrongs I can see and I am hoping issues could get fixed and neighborhood pride restored before it is too late and drives people away from this community.

  1. Lawn Maintenance: The first noticeable thing when running through my neighborhood I see is the abundance of people who do not seem to care about how their lawn looks or even giving thought to cutting their grass.  My thought is there is no excuse for this to be happening, especially with people who live in duplexes and townhomes where the amount of grass for them to cut is significantly smaller than our single family homes.  When speaking on neighborhood pride, the feeling I get when I run by is they don’t care, and that is a real shame considering it looks like an eye-sore in the community.  Just because you are too lazy or don’t want to cut your grass doesn’t mean it is okay for you to do so.  Do I like cutting grass?  Absolutely not, but it is something I need to do to give off the aesthetic of cleanliness.  It is something that is a pain, but will only take an hour or two to complete.
  2. Cars Everywhere: Homes are built with garages for a reason and that is to keep cars in them and not on the street or your lawn.  I have yet to understand why people could possibly buy homes that they know are too small so they use their garage for storage.  That is fine and all but when your cars are parked on the streets, on your lawn, or over the aprons it just looks messy and out of place.  Folks, please have some neighborhood pride and get your stuff in order as no one wants to look at that when they are driving by.  I especially worry for potential new home buyers who will see this lack of neighborhood pride.

Neighborhood Pride: Conclusion

These are just a few reasons how a few bad apples can affect the neighborhood pride among the community you live.  The feeling here is infectious because it starts with one person who doesn’t care and may snowball into something more.  Before you know it, it will be too late and you are stuck looking at a messy neighborhood that wasn’t mean to be that way.  Do me a favor and clean your stuff up, cut your grass, and have some neighborhood pride!

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