Creating community spirit and building neighborly connections is a long-standing attribute of community associations. One community in Northern Virginia is taking a simple, old-school approach that’s proving to be a recipe for success: a block party trailer that is stocked with tables, tents, and drink tubs as well as a karaoke machine, sound speaker, sports equipment, and throwback games including hula hoops, a giant Connect 4, kickball, and dodgeball.
Holiday events and activities are a great way for community associations to engage residents and raise spirits during the season. See what two communities have planned to bring homeowners together and develop stronger connections in their association.
More than half of community association residents say they have become closer to their neighbors during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recent CAI survey. The results illustrate the value of community association living.
When the widespread threat of COVID-19 in the U.S. became evident in late February, community association board members and managers began asking questions and taking necessary actions.
Reaching out to those in need and strengthening connections are part of the culture at Harvest, a 1,200-acre large-scale community under development in Argyle, Texas. That’s especially true now—during the COVID-19 pandemic.