Good Neighbor Guide
The Good Neighbor Guide is intended to help support a high quality of life for all of those that call Bowling Green home. A good neighbor is considerate, friendly and participates in actions that support community. While the Guide can be utilized as a reference for common scenarios related to neighborhood issues, we recommend reviewing the following tips and resources that are critical to creating and maintaining good neighbor relationships.
Tips for Success:
- Make meaningful contact. Introduce yourself to your neighbors. A simple hello goes a long way to building relationships.
- Know neighbors on a personal level. Ask questions about their interests, professions, backgrounds and their family.
- Be considerate. Please think about your neighbors’ schedules, which may be different from yours, and be considerate. Making too much noise, particularly late at night, is a nuisance and against the law. Large parties can also cause friction with your neighbors and violate city ordinances.
- Be respectful. We pride ourselves on being a welcoming, inclusive community. Posting signs or banners that members of the community could find offensive runs counter to the values of Bowling Green. It could also be a violation of your lease and city ordinances.
- Know your lease. Understand what your landlord is responsible for and what your obligations are for things like trash disposal, lawn care and snow removal.
- Know your city and neighborhood. Familiarize yourself with regulations on things like noise and litter ordinances, parking and snow removal. Much of this information can be found on the city of Bowling Green’s website.
Please help us make sure BG remains a great place to live and learn!