Our Cortland Manor neighborhood has a Yahoo group that we use to keep in touch with each other. We share the names of contractors and talk about school issues, traffic in the neighborhood, that kind of thing. We also have a phone directory so we all know who lives where and who has kids — it was all the fabulously organized Connie’s idea, and it was a good one. I think I’ve talked to my neighbors online more than in person this summer.
I just noticed the site is getting traffic from another Yahoo group, for Chestnut Ridge. Now I’m wondering how many neighborhoods have email groups like this — does your neighborhood or homeowner’s association have one?
(Meta news — the blog for the past two weeks has been getting roughly 175-200 hits daily, which is kind of cool for a site that’s only about one small town!)