If one of your goals is to help strengthen the bonds of your community, continue reading to discover a few fun ways to develop your community.
Great Neighborhood Ideas to Build Community:
Consider creating a community newsletter
If you want to encourage your neighbors to attend the community events which you are keen to help organize, it’s well worth creating a monthly community newsletter, which will let your neighbors know what events are coming up on your community calendar.
Create a community Facebook page
One great way to communicate with your neighbors is to create a community Facebook page, where you’ll be able to post digital versions of your community newsletter and keep your community connected. Better yet, you’ll also be able to post fun filled photographs from your community events, which should convince further members of your community to join in future events.
Consider establishing community-based social sports teams
If you’re wondering how to encourage members of your community to socialize with each other and build long-lasting relationships, it’s a great idea to think about establishing your first community-based social sports team. To start with you may want to opt to start a team which will compete in a mixed grade, as you might find it easier to build a team if you can recruit both adult men and women.
If your initial endeavor is successful you may want to consider establishing a social sports team for kids or teens. As kids will love being able to make new friends who live locally, who may not attend the same school.
If you’re keen to get started it’s well worth talking to some of your neighbors to see which sports they are most interested in playing. Alternatively, if you already have a community Facebook page, why not create a post to ask your community which sports they’re most interested in playing.
Promote a monthly community potluck dinner
Another way to build a sense of community and to encourage your community members to interact and socialize with each other is to hold a monthly potluck dinner. Where each family or attendee brings along a plate of their favorite food to share with the community.
Organize a wide variety of fun community events
Some examples of community events which you may be interested in organizing include fun runs and movie nights under the stars, which you can organize at your local community park. While other examples include a weekly book club and boot camp style fitness sessions.
Encourage your neighbors to get to know one another
In past decades most neighbors would be on friendly terms with their immediate neighbors, however, in today’s fast-paced society, it’s not uncommon for individuals not to know the first names of their direct neighbors. So it’s well worth hanging posters up around your community, encouraging your neighbors to introduce themselves to one another.
So if you’d love to build a welcoming, fun community where neighbors see each other as friends, it’s well worth using the advice listed above, in order to help strengthen your community.