Meeting Your Neighbours

Published: February 7, 2019

When you live in a Boardwalk apartment, you have the opportunity to meet unique and inspiring people. Getting to know your neighbours can be a rewarding experience and transforms your community from a place to live, into a place to call home. Here are some ideas if you’re looking to break the ice!


If you’ve lived in your apartment for quite some time, and you’ve simply exchanged a smile or nod with your neighbours, try starting a conversation next time you are in the elevator with them or catch them at the mailbox. Try your best to ask quick questions next time you run into one of them.

  • Did you watch the (local sports team) game last night?
  • How long have you lived here?
  • I need a new Netflix binge. Any recommendations?
  • Ask about their pet.

Questions allow you to quickly and easily find common interests with your neighbours and can lead to more extended conversations down the road. The timelier the topic, the easier it will be for others to answer.

Building Amenities

Many Boardwalk buildings feature amenities such as lounges, lobbies, grilling areas, and fitness centres that are perfect for meeting people in your apartment.  Next time you’re looking for something to do, try visiting your building’s amenity spaces to see what’s going on. You could even round up some neighbours for a group workout. The possibilities are endless. Boardwalk’s shared amenities will allow you to get a better sense of the pulse of your community and what others like to do in their free time.

Attend Boardwalk Resident Appreciation Events

Friendships start with simple questions and grow with Resident events and impromptu get-togethers. Be sure to stop by when these events are going on, as they are a great way to get to know your neighbours and score some free food and drinks! Whether it’s a big barbeque or a wine and cheese event in your apartment’s lobby, both can create opportunities to meet and mingle with the people in your building. If this is something that interests you, you could also try starting a community club! Some examples could be creating a gardening club, sewing club, or even a breakfast club.

Boardwalk apartment communities are amazing opportunities to meet new friends. You will have new people who care about you and whom you can possibly rely on when you need a favour around the apartment. You might be surprised at the friendships you make.


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