Neighbors/neighborhood

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Neighbors/neighborhood
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Sat, 09-11-2010 - 3:25pm
What would you find it odd to NOT know about your neighbors/neighborhood? For example, I would find it odd to not know the name of your next door neighbor, and I would find it odd to not know what school district your neighborhood is zoned to.




















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Registered: 04-22-2005
Sat, 09-11-2010 - 5:18pm

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I'd like to think that the reason you never see anyone is because they have to work so much to afford a place like that. At least that's what I'd tell myself, LOL. They ARE pretty to look at, the nicer neighborhoods.





















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Registered: 02-24-2009
Sat, 09-11-2010 - 5:42pm

I dunno. We live in a city, downtown, in an apartment house. Virtually everyone here lives in an apartment. We know the people in our (small) building by name. We also know all the people in the various shops of the neighborhood. But there are many people in the neighborhood, to whom I nod hello without knowing their names. It took me a year to discover that the guy across the street is an Arab, for example, although I did know his name. OTOH, this is still old-fashioned enough of a place that there are people whose names dh knows because their grandparents were friends with his grandparents, even if he doesn't know the actual people.

School zoning is a bit weird where we live, so I did not actually know how it worked until I was forced to find out (dd really did not want to continue in private school past grade 6).


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Registered: 08-22-2009
Sat, 09-11-2010 - 6:11pm

I can't think of anything I would find odd.

I would not find it odd to not know what school district the area is in if one did not have school age kids.

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Sat, 09-11-2010 - 6:12pm

that's cool.



i have a sister who sent all of her kids to the same catholic elementary we attended, adn there are still teachers teaching there that taught she and i.

 

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Registered: 08-22-2009
Sat, 09-11-2010 - 6:31pm

Do you mean what school district one is in or what the boundaries are for that school district? For example what are the boundaries for the neighborhood elementary/middle and high school?

We have 5 high schools, 10 middle schools and 30 plus elementary schools in our district. I would not find it odd to not know what the local boundaries are for someone who does not have school age kids.

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Registered: 02-04-2009
Sat, 09-11-2010 - 8:54pm

I have a really vague idea as to the local boundaries for the elementary schools (based on the busses I see in the morning and the school bus routes published in the county paper each fall). Beyond that, though, I've never paid that much attention.

Our district has 39 elementary schools, 18 middle schools, 1 pre-K through 8th grade school (it's an historic school in the county), 12 high schools and 2 special schools.

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Registered: 07-10-2010
Sat, 09-11-2010 - 9:05pm
We know our neighbors, almost everyone on the block. I wouldn't want to live somewhere that the neighbors were standoffish. They were mostly that way when I lived in apartment complexes.
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Registered: 03-29-2010
Sat, 09-11-2010 - 10:04pm

My greatest dream in life is to live somewhere where I have no neighbors at all.

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Registered: 04-22-2005
Sat, 09-11-2010 - 10:34pm

Not the boundaries, just the district. And it was just an example.





















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Registered: 08-22-2009
Sat, 09-11-2010 - 10:47pm

The elementary and middles school for the area are within walking distance so no buses.

There is a bus for the high school but it has the name of the school district on it, not of the school.

Our neighborhood has changed high schools 4 times in the 12 years we have lived here.

DD1 went to "A" high school. Two years later when DD2 started high school they opened a new school. When they open new high school they start out with 2 grades adding a year each year until they are up to 4 grades so being a freshman DD2 went to the "B" school but being a junior DD1 continued at "A" school.

DD3 went to "B" school when she started high school 4 years later. After her freshman year because of over crowding they changed our neighborhood back to "A" school. Those like DD3 who had already started at "B" school had the option of staying there, incoming freshman went to "A" school.

This year they opened a new school so the freshman/sophomores in the area go to "C" school and the junior/seniors go to "A" school.

So for many of our years here we have had two different buses coming to take the kids to two different high schools.

To make it even more confusing there are circumstances when you can go to a different high school in the district than the one your neighborhood is zoned for. That is what the two kids next door do, they go to school "D". But when attending a school that your neighborhood is not zoned for busing is not provided.

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