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View Poll Results: How many neighbor FAMILIES have you invited into your home?
0 22 40.00%
1-3 15 27.27%
4-6 8 14.55%
More than 6 10 18.18%
Voters: 55. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-01-2014, 03:11 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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How well do you know your neighbors? Please answer truthfully. Families means separate households, e.g. don't count a married couple as two. Two single people, at different addresses, count as two. Neighbors means people within walking distance.
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Old 01-01-2014, 03:20 PM
 
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How well do you know your neighbors? Please answer truthfully. Families means separate households, e.g. don't count a married couple as two. Two single people, at different addresses, count as two. Neighbors means people within walking distance.
Nobody, but we just moved here 2 months ago. My wife's coworker lives about 2 blocks away, not sure if that counts
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Old 01-01-2014, 03:23 PM
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Nobody, but we just moved here 2 months ago. My wife's coworker lives about 2 blocks away, not sure if that counts
If you've invited her to your house, that counts, even if it's just to carpool. I felt I had to set the bar somewhere.
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Old 01-01-2014, 04:52 PM
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Not sure what this has to do with urban planning
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Old 01-01-2014, 05:00 PM
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Not sure what this has to do with urban planning
This:

http://www.city-data.com/forum/32827554-post124.html
http://www.city-data.com/forum/32827793-post125.html
http://www.city-data.com/forum/32828742-post129.html
http://www.city-data.com/forum/32829306-post131.html
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http://www.city-data.com/forum/32829428-post133.html
http://www.city-data.com/forum/32829512-post135.html

At post #135, I could see the conversation was going nowhere. So I decided to start a poll.

This topic was obviously OK to discuss in the other thread on the Urban Planning forum as it's still going on.
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Old 01-01-2014, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I don't invite many people over as my place is quite mini. More than 4 people is really too many. But I have had coffee/dinner/lunch/drinks with some of my neighbors.

Maybe a better question is how many neighbors do you know by name. I find that these days people in my range don't have so many occasions to invite people over, but tend to use third places to function as the "living room."
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Old 01-01-2014, 05:24 PM
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^^Someone always has a "better question" that would suit their own situation. I cut it off at people invited into one's home b/c that is "knowing" someone pretty well. You are, of course, free to start your own poll "How many of your neighbors have you gone out to coffee with", and I can assure you, someone will tell you there's a better question that can be asked.
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Old 01-01-2014, 05:39 PM
 
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Not in my current place, but the last place I lived (I was in college), I always had neighbors invited to my place even without knowing ahead of time (by my room-mate, not me! ).
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Old 01-01-2014, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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^^Someone always has a "better question" that would suit their own situation. I cut it off at people invited into one's home b/c that is "knowing" someone pretty well. You are, of course, free to start your own poll "How many of your neighbors have you gone out to coffee with", and I can assure you, someone will tell you there's a better question that can be asked.
I have a friend of 17 years and we have a running joke about the last time he promised a housewarming party, it was cancelled around 1999. I've now been to his place twice (in subsequent years) and have met his parents several times. Sometimes you can know someone well but not invite them over. I think sharing a meal is a really good indicator.
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Old 01-01-2014, 05:59 PM
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I have a friend of 17 years and we have a running joke about the last time he promised a housewarming party, it was cancelled around 1999. I've now been to his place twice (in subsequent years) and have met his parents several times. Sometimes you can know someone well but not invite them over. I think sharing a meal is a really good indicator.
Then start you own poll!
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