4 Benefits of Spending Quality Time with Your Neighbors

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When you move into a neighborhood like Holding Village, you’re not just getting a new house in Wake Forest. You’re getting a whole community! Holding Village offers all the amenities that meet the needs of today’s active families. You can swim in the pool, workout at the community fitness center, fish from the docks, hike the nature trails that connect you to the area park system, and take your dog to Jasper’s Run for a quick game of fetch. Your kids can play on the playground. You can jog on the sidewalks that stretch on for miles.

While you enjoy everything that Holding Village has to offer, you will naturally meet others doing exactly the same thing as you. Before long, you’ll realize your neighbor down the street walks their dog at the same time you do and someone from a few houses down also likes to fish. You are fast on your way to making new friends! This is great news, because there are many benefits to spending quality time with your neighbors. Consider the following:

#1 The whole neighborhood will be safer. When you get to know your neighbors, you’ll also know when they’re out of town and a big white van shouldn’t be parked in their driveway. You can ask them to get your mail when you go on vacation. If you see or hear something suspicious, you can give them a quick call. Neighbors who know each other provide a safer and more secure neighborhood for everyone!

#2 Making friends is incredibly beneficial to your mental health. Close relationships with your neighbors enhance your family’s social life and create meaningful connections. Holding Village makes this feel natural to do, as you meet your neighbors doing what you both love. We regularly have social events like block parties, potlucks, pool parties, game nights, and more. Close relationships with your neighbors enhance your family’s social life and create meaningful connections. 

#3 When you have not just neighbors but friends in the neighborhood, it’s much more convenient to borrow hedge clippers or ask for a hand moving your couch. You can lend a helping hand to one another for quick projects around the house. Having a friendly connection with your neighbors can save you from needing to stop what you’re doing and take an impromptu trip to the store. 

#4 If you have children, this is even more important. Your kids can make lifelong friends with the other kids in the neighborhood. They probably go to the same school, so they’ll ride the bus together and play in the neighborhood together. This can give your kids something to do after school, on weekends, and during school breaks other than playing video games.

This list is only the beginning! Can you think of any additional benefits you’ve enjoyed in life thanks to being friendly with your neighbors? The friendly neighborhood dynamic at Holding Village encourages you and your family to get out of the house, have some fun, and meet new people. 

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