Neighborhood Resources

Are you looking to easily connect with your Las Vegas neighbors, even the ones you don’t know over common interests related to your neighborhood? Nextdoor.com might be just the ticket!  The site helps you set up private, secure, password-protected online social media communities specific to just your neighborhood that facilitate communication among residents.

Yelp! has grown dramatically since its founding in 2004 and provides very quick and easy searches of local goods as well as services along with customer reviews.  No account setup is necessary to use the site. This is a great resource to check out restaurants at home as well as when you are traveling too!

Angie's List, the membership, fee-based site, actually has Toll Free customer service for its users.  All of their reviews are audited for accuracy as well as authenticity, which is something that Yelp! and several other "review" sites have been thought to suffer from a lack of.

ZipWho is a great way to see US Census Bureau information about your zip code area (or any zip code in the US) in a very easily readable format.

For much, much more detailed data check out City-Data.com.

Community Safety

National Night Out began in 1984 and has since grown from 23 states to all 50 states with almost 38 million participants.  They have a great map on their website where you can search to see if your community or town currently participates. If your town hasn’t participated before, ask around and you will likely find someone you know that has participated in another community.

The Neighborhood Watch Program of the National Sheriff's Association also has a great search feature where you can find out if your neighborhood has a Watch Program as well as information on how to get one started. A great way to make a safer place to live is just to get to know your neighbors and talk to them regularly. This might help you get started with that.

It's certainly not the most comfortable topic, but information about how many and where convicted sex offenders live in your neighborhood can be critical to keeping your family safe.  Family Watchdog is a free service that can help you do just that.

Connecting with the neighbors you live near will provide a great sense of security in itself and allow you to turn your neighborhood into a community that you will want to live in for years to come. 

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