Good Neighbor Awards

San Diego Neighborhood’s Go-To Guy Wins Nextdoor’s Good Neighbor Award

Written by Danielle Styskal

Each month, Nextdoor is honoring the good neighbors who are making a difference in their neighborhoods every day with our Good Neighbor Award.

Each winner is nominated by their neighbors and will receive a gift card from Nextdoor in recognition of the positive impact they have made in their community.

To nominate a good neighbor in your community, click here.


Since he moved into San Diego’s Park Village neighborhood 12 years ago, Brad Boyce has been the neighborhood’s go-to guy for anything and everything – literally.

What started as him helping neighbors with small projects (like repairing some rotted wood and cleaning out rain gutters) has grown into Brad dedicating entire Saturdays to helping neighbors with projects around their homes – like hauling a huge wine fridge in a trailer across town, to replacing beams on patio covers, to installing toilets when the hired installers couldn’t figure out what they were doing wrong.

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Brad and his son help his neighbors move a huge wine fridge.

And, as if he didn’t stay busy enough helping his neighbors, Brad has a full time job and a family that he’s devoted to, spearheading school grad nights and building homecoming floats for his boys.

According to the neighbor who nominated Brad for the Good Neighbor Award, Donna, Brad is always the first to volunteer to help if someone is in need. A neighbor whose husband passed away almost a decade ago regularly turns to Brad first because he’s always there to help. She has kept her husband’s car because of all of the good memories of fun trips they took together in it. The car sat for years, untouched, at her home, before Brad spent one weekend detailing it so that it would look really nice for her – because he knew it would mean a lot to her.

When asked why he invests so much time in helping his neighbors, Brad said, “It’s about the relationships that we build. And, it’s good to volunteer. I think everyone should do it a little more. It’s a pleasure to help them.”

Spoken like a true Good Neighbor. Congratulations, Brad!


CBS San Diego covered Brad’s story

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