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Good Neighbor Program

Fayetteville has an active, vibrant neighborhood community. Our neighborhoods are a mixture of diverse people, businesses, schools, and residences. This mixture makes every neighborhood unique and the whole of Fayetteville a richer community.

Tips for being a good neighbor

Getting to know your neighbors and becoming part of your neighborhood community can be a rewarding experience for you and your neighbors. Here are a few tips for being a Good Neighbor in Fayetteville:

  • Get to know your neighbors.
    Introduce yourself to your neighbors through a note or visit to their home. If you are uncomfortable approaching your neighbors then simply saying hello or greeting them with a wave can be a good way to begin building neighborly connections. If you are a neighborhood association wanting to welcome a new neighbor to your neighborhood - you can see a SAMPLE Welcome to the Neighborhood letter HERE.

  • Be courteous and respectful.
    Consider the differences in lifestyles between yourself and your neighbors, such as family situations (small children, teenagers, retired, elderly, professionals, students), different work and sleep schedules, and whether they are comfortable with pets or not.

  • Communication is key.
    Talking to your neighbors can go a long way in building neighborhood relationships. Ask questions if you aren’t sure when you are scheduled for trash collection or ask about recycling, yard maintenance, and more. If you’re planning to have guests, ask about parking or noise that may be intrusive. Opening the line of communication can prevent minor concerns or issues from turning into major conflicts between neighbors.

  • Be willing to give a helping hand.
    If you notice your neighbor’s yard has litter thrown about, ask if they need help picking it up. If it's your litter - pick it up. If your elderly neighbor can’t rake the leaves in their yard or clear the ice from their porch or sidewalk, help them out.

  • Follow the city ordinances and neighborhood covenants.
    Making sure you adhere to city ordinances is crucial to good neighborhood relations. If you live in a neighborhood with property owner covenants make sure you follow these also. See more details about some city ordinances that related to frequent neighborhood issues on the Being a Good Neighbor in Fayetteville page.

    The information on this page and the Being a Good Neighbor in Fayetteville page is also available for download in PDF format HERE.