Carlisle West Side Neighbors are trying to find better ways to connect our community without only relying only on monthly meetings and the public forum of Facebook. Nextdoor is a private online network that verifies addresses so only people who actually live in a designated area can see other people’s posts or connect with each other. We set up this Nextdoor neighborhood so others can meet other people in their area so they can connect directly with each other and make our community stronger. On our Nextdoor site, neighbors share community events, recommendations, items for sale/free, crime/safety concerns, ideas about how to make our neighborhood better, and more.
The site allows people to contact neighbors directly, post out to everyone or create groups for like minded folks in the area (gardeners, church groups, school parents, pet owners…).
Nextdoor’s Manifesto sums up the concept for the site nicely:
For neighborhood barbecues. For multi-family garage sales. For trick-or-treating.
We’re for slowing down, children at play.
We’re for sharing a common hedge and an awesome babysitter.
We’re for neighborhood watch. Emergency response. And for just keeping an eye out for a lost cat.
We believe waving hello to the new neighbor says, “Welcome” better than any doormat.
We believe technology is a powerful tool for making neighborhoods stronger, safer places to call home.
We’re all about online chats that lead to more clothesline chats.
We believe fences are sometimes necessary, but online privacy is always necessary.
We believe strong neighborhoods not only improve our property value, they improve each one of our lives.
We believe that amazing things can happen by just talking with the people next door.
We are Nextdoor. We are simply you and your neighbors, together.