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    Not so much out suburb, but the estate we live in is like an old school community. People are always going out of their way to help each other even if they are strangers. A few times now I've been a bit worried about noises/people hanging around near our house and so many people offer to send their hubby over to check things out. It's nice living somewhere where you feel safe. The management of the estate throw a Xmas party in the park each year with rides and stuff for the kids, live music etc.

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    My area is the most family friendly community minded area I have ever lived in. It is like a small town in the middle of a city. All the parents at both schools know each ither and will walk with each other. There are community events every week. All the shops have dog dishes out and all the shop keepers know all the residents. People will stop and help older people in the heat and drop in and see if they are alright. There are always lots of beach goers and rowdy tourists but mostly we ignore them.

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    Our town is very friendly. Ds's school is very friendly, you walk in and the teachers and parents always say hello when you pass, it's really great. People in the street are also friendly. We have good neighbours over the road but wouldn't give the neighbours behind us or next door the time of day.

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    Someone tried to steal one our cars the other night while it was on our driveway. Soooooo no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarvestMoon View Post
    I think it's friendly enough. The neighbours and I say hi if we see each other in passing. I like to keep to myself though... so it definitely suffices for me.

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    Same here

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    Yes, I love it. I have made a heap of friends through Childcare just by seeing the same parents at drop off/pick up everyday. Our neighbours are friendly and we talk but we don't really socialise otherwise, we are all at different stages in our lives and have our own lives, but I could always rely on them for help, know them by name, but we aren't in each other's faces.

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    No way, been way too many bad things going on around here lately too. Last night dp & I are sure we heard gunshots. There was a few drug raids in the past few weeks fairly close by. Last week I was woken to sirens at 1am, cop car was blocking off the road at the corner 1 house down, others on the hunt for someone they were pursuing who hit a police car. Ah melb west! Can't wait only 3 more weeks till we can leave this hole

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    Yes! So much so. We live in the city, minutes from the CBD so when I first came here I worried that it wouldn't be. I was used to a small town, where everyone knew everyone's business and sometimes it was too much. I wanted to be anonymous, but now I know I would really miss the friendliness of strangers

    We are friendly with all our immediate neighbours, the kids go in and out of each other's places pretty freely, we often go over for drinks/dinner etc. It's normal for people to say hi when they pass your house. Always end up chatting with total strangers at the park, know all the local shopkeepers...etc.

    Of course it's not quite as intense as the small town, where you had to say hello to literally almost everybody, but there's a nice balance between privacy and friendliness. I place a huge value on community, and found it really unpleasant when I once lived in an area where people didn't talk to each other, even when they saw you over and over again. You don't have to be best friends with your next door neighbours but I find not even saying hello really weird...it makes things so much more comfortable and pleasant when you at least have a passing acquaintance with people you have to see all the time. And it leads to so much mutual benefit when it comes to needing a hand with something.

    I love it here

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    We've only lived in our current suburb for a couple of months, but it seems pretty friendly!

    DH has met some our neighbours and they have all been nice (including an adorable old lady next door).

    We lived in western Sydney for a number of years and I found it rather unfriendly and never felt very welcome or at home there.

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    We have one set of the neighbors from hell.
    It started the day after we brought the land. She came in demanded we cut down all our trees (gum trees that were no where near the fence) because the leaves sometimes blow in her yard.
    She has been know to poison my trees and my veggie patch.

    They pulled out our adjoining fence with no warning and when I went to talk to her about it as they have a pool that would be without a fence and I had toddlers. She threaten to throw rocks at me, hit me with a fence post and a hammer. He won't talk at all. He is always yelling at her so we know he can but he has never said a word to us even when i have asked him a question..


 

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