What is Nextdoor?
Nextdoor is the private social network for our neighbors and our community. It’s the easiest way for you and neighbors to talk online and make all of our lives better in the real world. And it’s free.
People are using Nextdoor to:
- Quickly get the word out about a break-in
- Organize a Neighborhood Watch Group
- Track down a trustworthy babysitter
- Find out who does the best paint job in town
- Ask for help keeping an eye out for a lost dog
- Find a new home for an outgrown bike
- Finally call that nice man down the street by his first name
Fences are sometimes necessary. But online privacy is always necessary. Nextdoor makes it safe to share online the kinds of things you’d be okay sharing with your neighbors in person. Here’s how:
- Every neighbor has to verify their address.
- Every neighbor signs in with their real name. Just like in person.
To us, being neighborly includes:
- Respecting your neighbors
- Be honest, authentic, and straightforward in all actions
- Use your real name
- Show tolerance to each other, even if you don’t share similar opinions
- Don’t share posts from the website without the author’s permission
Sharing useful information
- Answer your fellow neighbors’ questions
- Report crime and emergency alerts
- Post weather and traffic bulletins
- Discuss community-wide issues
- Publicize neighborhood events
Supporting your neighborhood
- Recommend great local businesses and service providers (without spamming)
- Sell, share, or donate products that you no longer need
- Strengthen the community by inviting your neighbors to Nextdoor