On January 16, 2013, the city introduced Nextdoor, www.nextdoor.com, the first private social network for neighborhoods, to foster neighbor-to-neighbor and citywide communication. Starting now, Carlsbad residents can use Nextdoor to create private websites for their neighborhoods where they can get to know their neighbors, ask questions, and exchange local advice and recommendations. 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.
Nextdoor was specifically designed to make neighbors feel comfortable sharing information with one another to help build stronger and a more enhanced sense of community, which is a top priority for our city. All members must verify that they live within the neighborhood. Information shared on Nextdoor is password-protected and cannot be accessed by those outside the neighborhood or found using major search engines. In addition, Nextdoor never shares personal information with any third parties.
We invite those interested in joining their neighborhood's Nextdoor website by visiting www.nextdoor.com and enter their address. If Nextdoor is available in their area, they can immediately sign up. If a Nextdoor website has not yet been established for their area, active and engaged neighbors are invited to apply to bring Nextdoor to their neighborhood.
For more information, please visit www.nextdoor.com.
Programs coming soon:
- Neighborhood organization and engagement initiative
- Citizen planner and leadership training institute
- Neighborhood preservation and/or enhancement support services
- Neighborhood planning and revitalization assistance
- “Carlsbad Cares” award program