Neighborhood Social Networking

Top Sites

1

Nextdoor

Most prevalent private neighborhood social network

2

ioby

Nonprofit that unites and improves neighborhoods

3

Freecycle

Nonprofit that gives away and exchanges free items. Headquartered in the UK

4

OLIO

Free sharing app that connects neighbors to share food and eliminate waste

  Advice  

Neighborhood social networking sites are one way to keep in touch and stay up-to-date on local happenings without stepping outside. First, check to see if your neighborhood is using a networking platform that is engaging and effective. If your area isn't already using an active community-based platform, consider starting a group on one of these websites. Keep in mind accessibility and the types of things you'd like the platform to provide. This could include public events, neighborhood watch, waste elimination, and more. These sites are great for asking questions, soliciting local recommendations, coordinating events, and sharing items like food or tools.

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More Websites
(Listed alphabetically)

Buy Nothing Project

Network of community-based groups giving away free items

Citysocializer

Events-based community. Based in the UK

Foursquare City Guide

Tourist guide to cities

Front Porch Forum

Vermont public benefit corporation

Kickstarter

Creative project campaigns

Meetup

Find local communities for events

MrOwl Technologies

Social cloud storage platform

MyCoop

Free private social platform for residential buildings

Neighborland

Empowers people to shape their neighborhood development

Patch

News platform targeted to your local area. Owned by Hale Global

Vingle

Interest-based community. Based in South Korea

Whaller

Create your own social network. Based in France

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