Nextdoor - a private social network for neighborhoods that enables neighbor-to-neighbor communication and connections - announced today that it will be expanding its services to every neighborhood in San Carlos.
"I see Nextdoor as a way to get people to talk to each other and help each other out,” said Ginny Grant, the founder of the Brittan Acres Nextdoor neighborhood. “In some ways it's like an enhanced Neighborhood Watch program. I'm excited to see it coming to every neighborhood in San Carlos."
Over the last few months, over 300 San Carlos residents in nine neighborhoods - Greater East San Carlos. Brittan Acres, White Oaks - South Gems, Cordes South, Arguello, Melendy Drive, Oak Park, and White Oaks - have created and participated in Nextdoor online communities. Now, residents in all neighborhoods in San Carlos will be able to participate in the service.
The new neighborhoods Nextdoor will be open to include Beverly Terrace, Cordes North, Crestview, El Sereno North, Howard Park and Laurel Terrace.
“Nextdoor enables residents to participate in a private, secure website for their neighborhood where they can get to know their neighbors, ask questions, and exchange local advice and recommendations,” said the city. “Topics of discussion on Nextdoor are as varied as local events, school activities, plumber and babysitter recommendations, disaster preparedness, recent crime activity, upcoming garage sales or even lost pets.”
Information shared on Nextdoor is password-protected and cannot be accessed by those outside their neighborhood.
San Carlos Residents that are interested in joining their neighborhood's Nextdoor website can visit www.nextdoor.com and enter their address.
Once signed up for Nextdoor, residents can immediately sign up and begin participating in conversations and information sharing with their neighbors. the San Carlos neighborhoods in the Nextdoor service are:
"Nextdoor takes the concept of the local neighborhood and neighborhood groups and expands it to an online setting,” said Christine Boland, the Director of Community Relations. “By making this service available in all San Carlos neighborhoods, residents will now be able to communicate, share tips and get to know each other better. I believe that this will create more engaged residents and can enhance the sense of identity of each neighborhood in San Carlos.”