Who Are Your Neighbors?

By Sandra Clitter  

Let me begin by saying that I am absolutely HORRIBLE with names. I don’t know why, but I am awful. I try to remember, I try all the mnemonic devices and still, I forget names that I really should know. Most embarrassingly are the names of my neighbors.

I’ve lived in my current house for almost 20 years. I love my neighborhood. I love my neighbors. That lady down the street that I wave to when she picks up her mail. The people at the end of the street with the adorable little boy who is rapidly becoming a young man. The people with the “Harley” mailbox. Over the years I’ve learned to at least recognize most of my neighbors, but I’m embarrassed to say that I don’t know many of their names.

A reader of this blog (and a neighbor!) gave me a HUGE piece of assistance when he pointed out this website to me:

Who are your Neighbors?

Just click on the link (or the image above), enter your address, click the ‘Get Started’ button and your whole neighborhood (courtesy, I’m sure of Google Earth) appears with indicators over each neighbor’s house and their names/phone numbers. Now, I can figure out the missing names!!! YEAH!!!

How handy could this be?!?!


  1. Posted December 22, 2012 at 10:00 pm | Permalink | Reply

    This is my first time visit at here and i am actually pleassant to read
    everthing at alone place.

  2. Posted February 20, 2012 at 10:13 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Great tip, Sandy! Thanks!

    Gemma Pagliei

  3. Karen Higgins
    Posted February 20, 2012 at 2:04 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Very cool, but I agree with Charlie…a little scary too!

    • Posted February 20, 2012 at 8:36 pm | Permalink | Reply

      You’re right, Karen and Charlie…very scary. A bit ‘Big Brother’, but that’s the world in which we live today. There is soooooo much information “out there” for someone who knows how to mine it. The trick is to remember that ANYTHING and EVERYTHING may end up on the internet and to conduct your life accordingly :-).

  4. Posted February 20, 2012 at 7:48 am | Permalink | Reply

    This shows two things:

    1) How great to have the White Pages in reverse – plug in the address and get the name as opposed to the reverse.

    2) How little privacy still exists.

    Cool and scary at the same time. It reminds me of the time a few years ago when I plugged in my own phone number into Google and saw LOTS of info about me in the search results. And hey, as a marketer I want people to find me… but do I need them to find me, my spouse, my dog, cat, and the trash can at the end of my driveway?

    Makes you think, doesn’t it?

    Charlie Seymour Jr

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