We have never spent so much time in our homes as we have since the start of the pandemic. And it’s likely not going anywhere. With more and more workplaces shifting to hybrid, or to entire work from home models, homes are likely to remain our safe office spaces that have obvious perks. In fact, this 2019 survey found that a hybrid working environment would make employees happier (83%), feel more trusted (82%), improve their work/life balance (81%), and make them more likely to recommend their company to a friend (81%). Are we then now living our best lives, well, at least in that sense?

Not so fast. Staying at home means that you not only gotta spend more time with your family members, whether you like it or not, but that you’re not alone doing so. Your neighbors are also here too. That means a lot of noise, from construction sounds to loud quarrels or dance music smashing through the speakers. But this is just the tip of the iceberg.

Some people are (un)lucky enough to have real weird neighbors to deal with. And when I say weird, I mean it. Thanks to a subreddit called “NextDoor,” we can now get a glimpse into what it's like to live next door to someone that makes you wonder 'what on earth is wrong with some people?'

#1

Someone Sure Is Cocky

Someone Sure Is Cocky

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#2

I Would've Paid Cash To Have Witnessed This

I Would've Paid Cash To Have Witnessed This

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#3

He's Just Trying To Feed His Family In These Tough Times

He's Just Trying To Feed His Family In These Tough Times

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It’s no secret that helping to create a sense of well-being in your community is the key to a happy neighborhood. However, fewer Americans are taking time to engage with their neighbors. This recent survey from Zebra backs up the statement. It found that a majority of Americans aren’t friends with their neighbors in real life. In fact, only 33% of Americans consider their neighbors friends or close friends, whereas 66% consider their neighbors strangers or acquaintances. Americans in the Midwest region are most likely to be friends with their neighbors.

#4

Get Paid To Stop Baby Fever

Get Paid To Stop Baby Fever

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#5

I Hope He Does It

I Hope He Does It

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#6

My Neighbors Are Loosing It...

My Neighbors Are Loosing It...

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Meanwhile, some experts argue that online neighborhood groups are replacing face-to-face communication. For example, Neighborhood-based site Nextdoor has 236,000 active neighborhoods throughout the world. It reaches 90% of U.S. neighborhoods, and is worth an estimated $2.1 billion. Zebra’s survey also showed that almost a third, 27% of Americans are in online neighborhood groups. Moreover, women are 10% more active in these online communities.

Another study was run by NextDoor in conjunction with Brigham Young University in the United States, University of Manchester in the United Kingdom, and Swinburne University of Technology In Australia, and conducted by a team of leading loneliness experts. They found that knowing as few as 6 neighbors reduces the likelihood of feeling lonely and is linked to lower depression, social anxiety, and financial concerns related to COVID-19.

#7

Ice Cream Truck Uproar

Ice Cream Truck Uproar

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#8

I Have So Many Questions

I Have So Many Questions

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#9

Not All Boomers Are Bad

Not All Boomers Are Bad

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#10

Because Nextdoor Isn't Always Racist Or Trashy, Here Is Something On The Lighter Side

Because Nextdoor Isn't Always Racist Or Trashy, Here Is Something On The Lighter Side

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#11

All The Best Hoods Have Great Lawn Care

All The Best Hoods Have Great Lawn Care

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#12

A Neighborly Reminder

A Neighborly Reminder

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#14

Perfect Little Soup Boy

Perfect Little Soup Boy

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#16

Need Immediate Help

Need Immediate Help

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#17

A Joke Or A Cry For Help?

A Joke Or A Cry For Help?

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#18

Oh Teenagers....

Oh Teenagers....

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#19

These Are The Posts I Like To See

These Are The Posts I Like To See

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#20

This Was Posted On My Local Nextdoor Today...

This Was Posted On My Local Nextdoor Today...

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#21

Anybody Out There??

Anybody Out There??

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#22

He's Eaten All Of My Cereal

He's Eaten All Of My Cereal

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#23

Illegal Activity Reported By Karen…

Illegal Activity Reported By Karen…

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#27

Just Because It’s Upside-Down, Doesn’t Mean It Can Be Parked On The Lawn [denver]

Just Because It’s Upside-Down, Doesn’t Mean It Can Be Parked On The Lawn [denver]

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#28

Doesn’t Ring A Bell...

Doesn’t Ring A Bell...

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#31

You’re All Going To Hell Kids

You’re All Going To Hell Kids

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#33

Literally The First Post I Saw When I Downloaded Nextdoor

Literally The First Post I Saw When I Downloaded Nextdoor

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#35

Here Is A Great Idea For Increasing Property Values!

Here Is A Great Idea For Increasing Property Values!

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