Based on those criteria, I am not odd.
I even know where the lines are that separate the local elementary schools - at least the lines that abuts ours. We are edge of our school's "district" where 3 schools meet and a fourth is about 1/2 a mile away. The "school district" is another matter, if you know your county, you know your school district.
I am not sure what I would find odd.
I ask the question because I get the sense that what some people consider normal information to seek out about their neighbors/neighborhood, other people might consider borderline obsessive or an invasion of privacy. And vice versa, what some people consider adequate knowledge of their neighbors/neighborhood, other people might consider woefully oblivious or irresponsible.
So I wonder where different people draw the line between "things I should know about the people around me" and "things about the people around me that are none of my business."
Not knowing your next door neighbor isn't so odd if you live in a huge apartment building in a city. Not knowing your school district would be odd unless you're a retiree or a single person and don't have any kids. Come to think of it, I didn't know what school district I was in when I was renting and didn't have kids.
I do think it's a good thing to know if you own your place, regardless of family status. Being in a good district helps to sell your place.
I know in some towns, there is school choice, so the district you're in doesn't matter so much.
I wonder where different people draw the line between "things I should know about the people around me" and "things about the people around me that are none of my business."
First, I think the line is where the individuals draw it.
i think it would be odd to not know your neighbor's name or school district, too..honestly, i find it odd to not know neighbors personally and by that, i don't mean being best
ITA with you. Only one neighbor did we not know for years but now we are all happy we met and get together on occasions for drinks, parties.
I still have kids who go to school so I am the bus stop with the other neighbors so you get to know everyone from that and from going to PTA meetings meeting other neighbors who do not live right next door. I also went to school with many of my neighbors as they either built on their parents home, bought near their childhood homes or their parents still live near me and talk to me about them and what they are doing now.
everyone's experience is different because we draw from personal experiences...what i share might sound intrusive in that i don't mind and totally welcome the neighbor that stops by to talk.