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Old 10-07-2017, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Vienna
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Hi,

We bought now our house in Vegas. As we are European we have some cultural questions.
In my country, we would introduce ourselves to the neighbors and invite them for house warming party so that they can get to know each other. My wife wants to bake cake and bring everyone a piece and say hi.
Is that the norm in Vegas or what is the norm for a new neighbor?
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Old 10-07-2017, 10:32 AM
 
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Honesty, the only way to find out is to try. Where we used to live it was very common (Iowa). In fact the neighbors would come over and bring food and introduce themselves.

Here not so much in our area, which is Sun City Summerlin. This neighborhood is a little different than what we've been told is the norm in Sun City Summerlin for some reason.

Try it. The neighbors won't hate you for it. They may, or may, not find it strange depending on their background. You could make some great friends this way.
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Old 10-07-2017, 11:23 AM
 
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Welcome!

Try it. Where I live now, people go introduce themselves. We usually end up planning to dine out together.

When lived in another area for 6 years, I knew about 3 neighbors. The rest I know who they were but didn't meet them. One had played in a MAJOR band out of England in the 60 & 70's. This was one of their homes.
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Old 10-07-2017, 11:30 AM
 
Location: 89121
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Who doesn't love cake? Go for it! And congratulations.
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Old 10-07-2017, 12:07 PM
 
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It it certainly not unheard of in our culture, and knowing your neighbors is a very good thing. But, realize it isn't always done, so don't be "hurt" if some of your neighbors do not show up. You'll know you have a wonderful street if they all do though...

We were lucky, as our house was new construction, and we met almost all of our neighbors during construction, so we've really seen the "insides" of each others houses...
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Old 10-07-2017, 01:56 PM
 
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You can try, but this is a city where people tend to keep to themselves. We lived in our last house for six years and during that entire time only met one neighbor. If people decline, don't take it personally, it's just a difference in culture.
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Old 10-07-2017, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Some might find it strange, but we'd be happy if our new neighbor knocked on the door with an Austrian Sachertorte in hand!
When we moved here I kept introducing ourselves to the neighbors, some are really friendly, others don't even nod when passing by.
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Old 10-07-2017, 03:48 PM
 
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I hope you are our neighbor! We’ve purchased a lot in NW LV and will probably be moving there in ~ 1 year.
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Old 10-07-2017, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Vienna
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Thanks for all the feedback and nice welcome wishes! Ism19, hope you are my neighbor too, can come for a beer or coffee anytime just knock on the door
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Old 10-09-2017, 09:18 PM
 
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You might want to check out the nextdoor.com page for your area. Your neighbors that are on there are more actively involved with your neighborhood.
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