A Good Neighborhood!

Why Does a Neighborhood Need a Neighborhood Organization?

  • Various factors help a neighborhood to gain a sense of identity and feel a need to organize and develop a neighborhood organization.

For example:

  • Changes in adjacent land use for such things as the location of a new school, shopping center, library or roadway
  • The need for neighborhood improvements such as additional street signage, lighting, etc.
  • The need to control crime or other such disturbances
  • Common design or architectural themes, such as in a historic district
  • Or just the normal aging process of a neighborhood
  • Facilitate meeting the neighborhood’s common goals
  • Empower a neighborhood to control what happens in the area
  • Provide the neighborhood with an effective communication link with local government officials and other influential groups
  • Help members work for the preservation and improvement of the neighborhood
  • Let members take part in the decision making process that directs the neighborhood’s actions
  • Can plan social activities for the neighborhood.

Information reprinted from the “How to Organize and Maintain a Neighborhood Association” guide distributed by the City of Tallahassee, FL Neighborhood Services Center.