Good neighbors are the people you can rely on when traveling or to keep a spare key to your home just in case you are ever locked out.  They can also make lifelong friends and create a fun atmosphere.  Good neighbors are definitely a vital part of any neighborhood.

Here are a few tips on how to show good neighborhood etiquette:

Wherever you live, noise can sometimes create a problem.  One way to keep your neighborhood noise level down is to try to schedule yard work at an appropriate time.  Early morning yard work can wake neighbors in an angry manner.  Planning to do your yard work mid-day is an appropriate time.  Be kind and generous of your neighbors, and they will do the same for you.

Unfortunately, you can not avoid conflict fully.  In the event a problem arises, respectfully address your neighbor to discuss the issue in a calm manner.  Most of the time, situations are a simple misunderstanding.  Stay civil and humble to keep peace among the neighborhood.

Lastly, if you find yourself missing an ingredient while cooking, running over to your neighbors seems like a viable option.  Although sharing in a neighborhood is very common, try not to make it a habit.  You would not want to put your neighbors in an awkward situation.

Good neighbors are not hard to find, so encourage yourself to go out and connect with your neighbors.