A sense of community is an intangible yet vital component of a healthy community. It encompasses image, spirit, character and pride, along with processes such as communication, inter‐group relations, and networking. It arises from a clear sense of collective purpose that values diversity and uniqueness. Building a sense of community requires fostering a sense of connecting among citizens and developing a sense of civic pride.
Villages, towns, and cities with a sense of community have a strong, positive identity, uphold a shared set of values, rights and responsibilities, foster an atmosphere of civility, trust, and respect, and sustain norms of networking, shared information and active participation.
Build a greater sense of Community
Host a "get to know your Neighbor" party, or BBQ,
Offer Help when you see your neighbor struggling or taking on a difficult task.
Take the time to be be friendly and welcoming
Do not spread
Look out for each
other and for your
invite neighbors over for a visit.
Take the time
to introduce yourself.
Help organize a block party.
Welcome a new
Neighbor. Help familiarize them with the neighborhood
Easy Ways to Develop a Sense of Community in your Neighborhood
Getting to know the neighbors is not as hard as one might think. These simple actions or gestures will be sure to let people know that you are interested in getting to know them and forging a relationship that will be beneficial to all.
Participate in community events. Attend festivals and gatherings.
Building Community on Jacoby Street