How Would You Describe Your Closest Next Door Neighbors?

Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
If you have some on each side, pick one, or mention both, whatever you want. What I would like is to hear some examples of why you voted that way - good or bad.
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
as some of the nicest people I have ever known
11
they are decent neighbors
20
I dont like my next door neighbors but I get along
3
my next door neighbors are jerks
10
my neighbors are nothing more then a dirty pack of wild animals..I avoid them
3
I have no opinion on my next door neighbors
7
I don't have neighbors
other - please specify in your comment
5
Total votes: 59 (52 voters)
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06/13/2013
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BrittaniMaree BrittaniMaree
they are decent neighbors
06/13/2013
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
Our community is made up of town homes there are six attached homes to each of the. I am on the end of mine so have a neighbor on the side of me. I see him all the time but can't get a vibe off him. I have smiled at him and said hey but he don't respond back. It don't bother me none but you can be friendly without having to be all up in sometimes business.
06/13/2013
Beautiful-Disaster Beautiful-Disaster
I don't have an opinion on my neighbors... No clue who they are.. Never talked to them.
06/13/2013
surreptitious surreptitious
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Originally posted by Wicked Wahine
If you have some on each side, pick one, or mention both, whatever you want. What I would like is to hear some examples of why you voted that way - good or bad.
To my left, we have the stupid, obnoxious ones, across the road, we have the low-IQ but very nice ones and to the right, we have the husband who touches children and the wife, the pathological liar who let him get away with abusing her daughter. He stalked me online (hopefully not in real life), kept a folder on me on his computer and tried to get me to meet up with him. We were friends with them for fifteen years before finding out all that business, but needless to say, we don't talk to them anymore. Unfortunately, there was nothing we could do about it (for lack of evidence) despite the fact that he has young grandchildren, and I still hope that his kids will keep their children safe from harm every time I think about it.

Thank goodness I live in the countryside, because if I had to risk seeing them through my fence, I don't know what I'd do.
06/13/2013
Chilipepper Chilipepper
Neighbors to the left are an elderly lady, her noisy fou-fou dog, and her son who looks after her (and who scared the shit out of me once when he was doing yard work - from behind and the way he was dressed, he looked EXACTLY like my ex-husband). They keep to themselves, and we wave whenever we're in the front yards.

Neighbors to the right are a divorced guy and his various family members; he and his ex-wife are on good terms, he and his sister just had a tiff, so we don't see her anymore, his kids (can't tell if he has two or six) are either at college or moved out, but they visit all the time with their friends. They're the ones who have the hurricane parties complete with beer and togas, and we've been invited to them. They're pretty cool.
06/13/2013
evanescentowl evanescentowl
I live on the end of a cul-de-sac during the summer when I'm at home, so that makes it hard to say who my neighbors are. XD That's a lot of people. They're all perfectly nice, I'm sure, but they have a whole passel of children that get kicks out playing in our yard and losing toys /constantly/ over our fence.
06/13/2013
tami tami
Quote:
Originally posted by Wicked Wahine
If you have some on each side, pick one, or mention both, whatever you want. What I would like is to hear some examples of why you voted that way - good or bad.
the neighbors to my left are Amish and they keep to themselves after they seen hubby and I both are tattooed and ride motorcycles lol and the ones to the right are too old to care what we do and they keep to themselves
06/13/2013
falalena falalena
Quote:
Originally posted by Wicked Wahine
If you have some on each side, pick one, or mention both, whatever you want. What I would like is to hear some examples of why you voted that way - good or bad.
I don't really know them, but they are alright.
06/13/2013
Allstars316 Allstars316
I live in an apartment building. But I know the house next door. They are old family friends. They are very nice.
06/13/2013
sweisb4100 sweisb4100
They are so adorable! They have children. I do not have children. I love going out to my driveway in the morning and finding evidence of happy children. They draw on my driveway in chalk. Sometimes they draw pictures of each other. Other times they write their mother's name. Misspelled of course XD
06/13/2013
Ms. N Ms. N
My current neighbors are the first that I have EVER had to complain about as long as I have lived here (and it has been over 5 years). When they moved in last fall, I asked one thing...that they not smoke in front of my door (as I am very allergic to it - I wind up with a URI and have to pay $100s of dollars for doctor visits and scripts to get over it). Well, they would do this anyway, along with friends, for 20 minutes at a time! The smoke would wind up in my apartment, driving me upstairs to get away from it. Also, the female would talk loudly with her friends for long periods outside of my bedroom window at all times of the night - it happened at any time between 9:00 PM and 2:30 AM. She does not work, so she sleeps in late every morning. What did she care that I had to be up at 6:00 AM? I did complain to the manager, and it was taken care of...no more smoking or talking. In fact, they don't talk to me AT ALL now
06/13/2013
Woman China Woman China
Most of my neighbours are horrible. I live in an apartment complex.

The middle aged people are rude and selfish, the little children point and stare, but I glared at them and now they look at me but turn their eyes quickly. The seniors who live around here are as always... FANTASTIC!!! They sit outside and chat with each other when the weather is nice, the ladies dance, they play classical music, watch the stray dogs or the middle aged rude ones with their dogs... I sit and just sit with them. Sometimes we'll chat, other times we'll share a pint of ice cream (I buy the Dauz) or I'll attempt to ask questions about old fashion and traditional cooking ideas.

The neighbour directly through my bedroom, they are hilarious. Every Tuesday night at 9:15, they have sex that lasts for usually around twelve minutes. The neighbour through this wall behind me, they always seem to be constructing something or other. They are the ones that popped over asking if I got a new power tool when I used the UFO.
06/13/2013
Sera26 Sera26
I have many of my neighbors. One almost killed me in a car accident. Another has loud, raucous parties until like 7 in the morning.

There is a sweet older woman with a cute dog who lives a few houses down though. I consider her a friend.
06/13/2013
sXeVegan90 sXeVegan90
Our neighbors are jerks. We used to give them a gift every Christmas, and didn't expect anything in return...now they don't even speak to us.
06/13/2013
MsDrProfKitty MsDrProfKitty
I live in an apartment and this entire year I was at war with the jerk who had the room under mine. He liked to listen to music while he slept that was SO LOUD it sounded like I had my music on loud in my own apartment (and this was with my very loud fan on that I use as white noise to block out traffic sounds). I pounded on the floor often and he would pound back and turn it up, I got the apartment involved and that quieted him for a day and then he threw a party on a Tuesday night (HELLO, DID YOU FORGET ABOUT COLLEGE CLASSES?!?), so I called the police on him. That kept him quiet for awhile though he tried to raise a stink that he could hear our footsteps when we walked so we were being SO inconsiderate (my landlord told him that's too bad, keep your music down). He tried tacking ear plugs to my door (sorry, I need to hear my early morning alarm so screw off) in order to continue to listen to his loud and very annoying music but that ended in a floor pounding and a noise complaint to the police again. The weird thing was during the day it was relatively music free (when I actually didn't mind music because I was rarely home during the day) but then 1am would roll around and it would be BOOM BOOM BOOM *insert generic rap music about debasing women here* BOOM BOOM BOOM with my bed vibrating with every bass kick.
Once he was told he would be evicted if he didn't knock it off he finally quieted down except for the occasional test of my tolerance but a floor pounding shut him up. He very recently moved out and it's the best sleep I've had all year

Oh and one of the girls in the apartment to my right would always smoke on her deck and it would blow into my windows if I had them open when it was hot out. Her roommate was really nice though and would come over sometimes ...she locked herself out a couple times and the smoker would ignore her phone calls asking her to please come home so she can get into the apartment.
06/13/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
I had problems with the neighbors on all sides of me when living in a rental home for 9 years. The houses on either side were rentals, as well. So, you never knew who'd be moving in or out & they had extended families living in one tiny house, no one ever worked & they all had lots of children no one ever watched. One of the big concerns finding my permanent home was to avoid those types of problems, so I wanted space between the houses and a neighborhood that was stable.

I now have some neighbors that are great, but compared to the other's who moved in last summer, they can't compete. These newlyweds are so good to me it's unreal! I couldn't be happier or more blessed. I was happy with the man who lived there when I moved in, but he was selling it. I thought he was the best, well they are even better. They are just the best neighbors I could ever have!
06/13/2013
Kitka Kitka
We have pretty decent neighbors all along our street, it's the other streets around us that are terrible.
06/13/2013
Real or memorex Real or memorex
My closest neighbors are my downstairs neighbors. They are nice people.
06/13/2013
alliegator alliegator
One of our neighbors is a very nice elderly couple whose dogs are friends with our dogs. The other is a vacation home for a woman my dad refers to as "Evil Bitch Lady" because she is always causing drama with the homeowner's association and hates our dogs.
06/13/2013
married with children married with children
my wife likes them. I am not a fan. They are lazy and dont take care of things. They have to have her dad come over to fix things, because they do not know how. Like it is hard to pick up a book and learn how to replace a fence board, or finish painting your house, or even mow your grass.
06/13/2013
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
I don't like them, but I try to get along with them the best I can.
06/13/2013
funluvinmama funluvinmama
one side of us is family, so no problems. directly across the street from us are nice people. The other side has a 5 apartment complex. One family is nice, another single woman is polite, one couple we never see or hear from, the fourth is a guy who has a hundred cats that annoy the hell out of us, and the last elderly couple keep to themselves except to complain about our dogs (that never bark- its the dogs in the house behind us).
06/13/2013
Intrepid Niddering Intrepid Niddering
We have two houses behind us and one to the side of us. I don't know anything about them. Well. The one next to us is an old lady who says hi sometimes and that's it. The people behind us.. never spoken to them. The only time we had an issue was that during a recent windstorm, their fence fell down. (Yes, -their- fence. They installed it when their house was being built; we didn't want a fence.) It stayed down for about a month. We had a feeling they were expecting -us- to fix it, but finally someone showed up and fixed it. (The only issues we had with it being down was that they had dogs and we didn't want to be the ones getting a fine from the homeowner's association.)

That's about the most interaction we've had with them.

The neighbourhood as a whole is pretty snobby. When we first moved in, we were invited to the block party. They asked us what street we live on and told them.

Their response? "-Oh-. You live in Phase -Two-?"

"Erm.. yeah..."

"Uh-huh. -We're- all from Phase -One-."

And then we were never invited again.
06/13/2013
Adnerbmw Adnerbmw
Mine are blessings, they have helped me alot this last year with the birth of my daughter and needing help through it all and remodeling out kitchen and them helping they are amazing
06/13/2013
RedFreak RedFreak
we dont talk to any of them
06/14/2013
Zombirella Zombirella
Their one son got on my nerves and I'm glad he's off at college. He would have his friends over here and hang out in their garage that has a room up in the loft. They would bast their obnoxious music and video games to the point I could hear it in my room and the bass annoyed the hell out of. I went out there one night like a crazy woman in the snow with no shoes, in my PJs, had some white zit cream on my face and told them they had two options A) Shut it the hell up or B) I'll call the police and have them come over and shut them up. Needless to say, after being told to suck a certain body part, they turned it down. I had to work in the morning and was LIVID. I told my uncle the next day when he was over here and he went over there heated that their son said that to me, then he got yelled at by his father, lol.
But now that he is away, they are okay except the dad thinks he needs to mow the lawn 3 times a week and sometimes does it early in the AM and wakes me up.
However, my mom would go off on me if I had some friends over and we got "too loud" on the back porch. I mean we weren't even THAT loud and with how their son was, to heck with them if they heard us!
06/14/2013
Dolphin Lady Dolphin Lady
They are really nice people.
06/14/2013
SourAppleMartini SourAppleMartini
I have no idea who my next-door neighbors are. I used to live next to drug-dealers and they were the nicest people ever. I even felt a little sad when they got arrested.
06/14/2013
kendra30752 kendra30752
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Originally posted by Wicked Wahine
If you have some on each side, pick one, or mention both, whatever you want. What I would like is to hear some examples of why you voted that way - good or bad.
Actually, when I read your question, before I read the poll choices, the words that came to my mind were "some of the best people I know." We have really amazing neighbors! We only communicate with one of them, the ones that live close by, and they're an older couple & just wonderful. We love them! And they're similar to us. They love pets like we do & our dogs visit each other. Unfortunately, the cats don't. Lol. I love their cats and they love ours, but we have to visit each other to see the cats. Their's stay inside and ours don't leave the house or yard... as far as we know! Those sneaky little things. Lol. Also, it's neat because the husband is a writer and I am too. We have a lot in common. My partner plays guitar (and my dad) and so does our neighbor -- the husband. My partner and him played last weekend together and he showed him a guitar that was owned by Johnny Cash and he'd left a little note inside the case's tiny compartment that said "this belonged to Johnny Cash." He has some very awesome stories! We always have a great time with them.
06/14/2013
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