MB, agreed on being a part of the community fabric.
I meet and see more people in my work and Scouting positions now than ever before. In a better way than copping.
Guess I’m lucky, our neighbors are mostly LDS, generally friendly and there’s only one house on the street that doesn’t have critters hanging in the fall. And everyone genuinely seems to try to help each other. Sure there’s a little stand offish’ness from some but now that we’ve bought the house and are not going anywhere, even they are warming up.
Location is critical, we chose our neighbors and neighborhood carefully.
Most of the neighbors are doctors, teachers, cops, management, with a few retirees thrown in. Not the frequent flyers from the trailer park.
It does count.