Are you one of the thousands relocating to Austin, TX? According to Austin Demographer Ryan Robinson, Austin’s growth is approximately 157 “net arrivals per day”. Now imagine trying to meet 157 people every day. Impossible! With Austin's rapid growth the past couple of years, there does not seem to be a slowdown in sight, but you can still feel like part of the community by "meeting" your neighbors, virtually. The now popular app Nextdoor is the new way to ask your neighbor for a cup of sugar.
Nextdoor allows you to get to know your neighbors, sell household items, organize events and communicate effectively from the comfort of your smart phone. I recently downloaded the app myself and realized how together I felt and how active my neighbors were via social media. So here's the rundown - you download the app and enter your address. It immediately gives you a radius of your neighborhood and you're set. From busy parents looking for babysitters to people needing help naming their new pet, you can find almost anything you need and sometimes for free.
The San Francisco based app provides several different categories of postings that include; classifieds, events, crime & safety, lost & found, free items, documents, recommendations, a pet directory and much more. Having the option to post within your community and set up events through a social media platform may seem too easy, but has quickly brought neighborhoods around the country together. A Denver neighborhood recently came together to support a local business owner dealing with a tragic loss in the family and through the event raised $8,000. Amazing! So, the next time you run low on milk or want to start a neighborhood knitting club check with your neighbors. I mean, they are Nextdoor.
From Tarrytown to Travis Heights and North Loop to Bouldin Creek, Austin is full of vibrant neighborhoods that have their residents to thank for that. With the success Nextdoor is already having, a close knit city of Austin is not far-fetched. And for those of you who plan on joining the hundreds of new Austinites each year, let TOWERS Realty help you find your perfect neighborhood match!