After the last few "my neighbors are evil, and i am good for fighting them" threads, for some reason revolving around dogs, I decided to post what i think makes for good neighbors. What i do for my neighbors, and what i want them to do for me. What makes good neighbors: Quietness, unobtrusiveness, calmness. I like people who keep their animals quiet, their cars quiet, keep unnecessary outdoor lights off, their radios and turned down (as in i dont want to know what your listening to or hear your bass thumping). What i do for my neighbors: I dont shoot their dogs when they are on my property or bothering me, i just think about it. I keep my animals as quiet as possible. I dont blow grass on their lawn. I pick up trash close to their property. What i expect my neighbors to do for me: Notify me when my animals are out, or bothering them for some reason. It doesnt happen often. Other than that i dont really care to know my neighbors. The best neighbors are ones you have lived by 20 years and dont know their names or how many kids they have. The best of neighbors are the ones that never stopped by to say hello, they just blend in to the country it self. Maybe a rattle here, a clank there, or a mower from time to time, just to let me know they still live there, thats all the communication i need. With just the understanding that if i hear someone yelling for help i will call 911 and come see what up, and that they would do the same for me.