Neighborhood social networking app Nextdoor moves into Gresham

Aug 11, 2014

Hello Gresham Neighbors!

Starting today, I am pleased to announce that the City of Gresham will be using Nextdoor to help build stronger and safer neighborhoods across the city.

City departments plan to share important news and updates, services, programs, public events, and emergency notifications that are relevant to your neighborhood on Nextdoor.

Please be assured that your website remains private. City staff will not be able to see any of the content on your Nextdoor neighborhood website except for the direct replies to our posts.

We look forward to connecting with you on Nextdoor to make Gresham an even better place to live!

Take care,
Aaron Abrams,
Office of Neighborhoods & Community Engagement
City of Gresham

City of Gresham announces it will use  Nextdoor to help build stronger and safer neighborhoods across the city. Have you signed-up? Join here!
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Nextdoor, a free social network website geared to individual neighborhoods.

It's the latest hyper-local trend: connecting with your neighbors via smartphones and laptops. Since its launch in 2011, San Francisco-based Nextdoor (is used by) 1 in 5 U.S. neighborhoods, more than 36,000 neighborhoods in all 50 states.

Members must give real first and last names as well as verified home addresses to join Nextdoor neighborhoods that on average comprise 750 households. Outsiders can't join or view the neighborhood news feed.

Nextdoor is designed to be a problem-solving site. Besides tracking crime and safety issues, neighbors can display classified ads and create groups geared to interests, exchange recommendations for baby sitters and dentists, display photos of lost pets, pose questions and post events.

What U.S. adults say about their neighbors
A Harris Interactive 2013 online survey of 2,021 U.S. adults conducted for Nextdoor found that:

  • 72% knew more of their neighbors growing up than they do now.
  • 92% consider themselves to be good neighbors.
  • 56% agree that they interact very little with their neighbors.
  • 36% say they don't approach neighbors because they don't want to seem nosy.
  • 76% feel they could depend on a neighbor in the event of a natural disaster.

Source: LA Times, June 26, 2014