At Nextdoor, we have always believed that when a neighborhood is more connected, people feel safer. We recently commissioned a survey by Harris Interactive that looked at “The State of the American Neighborhood.”
The survey results uncovered that over two-thirds of homeowners feel safer when they know their neighbors. Also, three-fourths of U.S. adults polled said they thought their neighborhood would be safer if they communicated more with neighbors.
Some other interesting findings include:
- Stronger, deeper roots: Nearly half (47 percent) of Americans who know their neighbors say because of this, they have no immediate plans to move or sell their home.
- Better for our furry friends: One-quarter (25 percent) of Americans who know their neighbors say because of this, they have received help with a lost pet or helped a neighbor with a lost pet or rescue animal.
- Renewed sense of pride: Nearly half (44 percent) of Americans who know their neighbors say because of this, they feel proud of where they live.
Our goal at Nextdoor is to bring back that sense of community to the neighborhood. As we continue to grow and new Nextdoor neighborhoods are formed each day, we believe we can have a real impact, not only at helping neighbors find the best electrician, that perfect babysitter, or to help sell their old car, but also to impact the way people feel about safety in their neighborhood.
Underscoring the value of our findings, we were pleased that both Forbes.com and iVillage elected to write about our survey findings. We hope you check out these latest Nextdoor articles. To view the full findings of the Harris Survey, “The State of the American Neighborhood” click here.
As always, if you have any great anecdotes about how Nextdoor has helped make your neighborhood a safer place to live – we would love to hear from you. Please contact us here.