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Love Your Neighborhood: Bronx mother starts local hiking group

Written by Team Nextdoor

This Neighbor Month, take inspiration from this New Yorker to find out how to meet neighbors with similar interests 

How do you meet neighbors with similar interests? For Bronx mom Esmeralda, it hasn’t always been easy. The avid hiker wanted to feel more connected to other moms in her area, but approaching them in person felt intimidating.

So in a Nextdoor group for women, she asked if anyone would be interested in joining her for a hike. Several expressed interest, and soon the online connections turned into real-world outings, with Esmeralda gaining hiking buddies and her son making a new friend.

Have you joined a group that’s allowed you to connect with neighbors? Share your experience with #LoveYourNeighborhood.

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