My road is too long to know everyone but I know my closet neighbours and always say hello to people I pass. I had a really interesting chat one evening walking home with a retired pensioner who lived further up the road.
No, I'm not the sort of person who goes out and meets the neighbours. Quite a few of them seem to know who we are though.... the perils of being made to run down the road doing a police siren chasing a small boy :)
No, I'm sorry to say we don't. We live on an estate of half acre blocks and people tend to be pretty insular. I only know one set of neighbours. My old house was on a smaller block and the neighbour and I used to get together for a cuppa every Saturday and lean over the fence chatting - just a couple of maggers. I miss those days.
Not really, but that's ok with me. I'm an introvert and after having to deal with people all day and talk non-stop, I like to get home to my little haven and enjoy the silence. When I first moved into my house, one neighbour used to drop by quite often, and while I was polite to her I never reciprocated and she eventually stopped coming. We still wave hello.
In my original street, in new Estate, we were the very first people to build & live there. We knew all our neighbours' for about six houses down, on either side of the street, as they 'arrived'.
When majority of people had settled in, we invited them to Xmas drinks. It was lovely to get to meet them, & made for a 'close knit' community, within the street.
After forty years' there, we 'downsized', but by then, most of those we knew had either died or moved to Retirement Villages.