Connected Neighborhoods

I moved into a young neighborhood with lots of kids and families. Someone clever took the opportunity to make a Facebook page for all the neighbors to organize events, warn others of suspicious activity, looking for lost pets, and post baby sitters jobs etc..It made everyone feel more connected.

Most of us are often in need of babysitters, pet watchers, and various odd jobs.  It’s very convenient for teens and retired people to post their availability for different types of tasks. Our neighbors are your natural customers. And when I’m looking for a real estate agent, or a mortgage banker, it would be nice to know your neighbor is in that business too.

Neighbors could organize discounts for various services, from raking leaves, to window washing, to pool and lawn care, to house cleaning.

TaskRabbit is an online and mobile marketplace that allows users to outsource small jobs and tasks to others in their neighborhood.[1] Users name the task they need done, name the price they are willing to pay, and a network of pre-approved TaskRabbits bid to complete the job.

It is based on the idea of “neighbors helping neighbors.”