Finding your place after another move

We know there are more than a million American families just like yours—moving every 2-3 years—which is three times more than your civilian neighbors.

We also know moving is already hard, and starting fresh time and time again makes each new destination hard to call home. That's why we at Nextdoor are committed to giving you the tools you need to build connections with your neighbors and new community the moment you arrive.

As a military spouse of 18 years, every time we move, I update my profile in Nextdoor in order to begin to understand the landscape of my new community, access resources, and see what my new neighbors are talking about! Platforms like Nextdoor provide a crucial doorway for our military families to navigate their new surroundings and begin to feel like their new neighborhood is home.

- Leah Love, Associate Director of Community Impact for Blue Star Families and Navy spouse

Leah Love

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ConnectConnectFind neighbors who share your interests and hobbies
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ExploreExploreDiscover beloved local businesses and get recommendations for services near your new home
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Get SituatedGet SituatedSell items you don’t need and find new ones for free nearby
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Hear how military families are using Nextdoor Connect with Blue Star Families
More than 70% of military families live in civilian communities though research shows that nearly half of active-duty families do not feel a sense of belonging to their civilian communities. *Blue Star Families 2022 Military Family Lifestyle Survey

Did you know that connecting with just six neighbors can improve mental health and wellbeing and reduce feelings of loneliness?

Nextdoor partnered with leading scientific researchers to examine the impact of small acts of kindness in American neighborhoods. Even the smallest actions, such as saying hello to a neighbor, increased neighborhood unity.

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Here are some ways Nextdoor can help you get settled:

  • Sell, swap, or find free items like furniture, toys, electronics, gardening tools, and even fruit and veggies.
  • Find insider tips on great dog parks, restaurants, handymen, and more.
  • Get help moving heavy items, borrow a ladder, or find someone to help you assemble that tricky piece of furniture.
  • Meet a neighbor to walk with or someone to grab a cup of coffee.
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Blue Star Families

Nextdoor will help you get things done locally when settling into your new neighborhood. You can also check out Blue Star Families to meet more military families, connect to your local chapter, and to access free benefits.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Nextdoor?

Nextdoor is the neighborhood network where neighbors, businesses of all sizes, and public agencies connect. Neighbors around the world turn to Nextdoor to discuss local information, exchange goods and services, and mobilize locally. Nextdoor leverages innovative technology to cultivate a kinder world where everyone has a neighborhood they can rely on — both online and in the real world.

What is Blue Star Families?

Blue Star Families is the nation’s largest grass-roots military family support organization, with a mission to support military families to improve military readiness. Its distinctive approach builds stronger communities around military families through knowledge and programs that address the unique needs of those who serve.

How can I help if I’m not part of a military family?

Even if you’re not in a military family, you likely live near one, as more than 70% of military families live in civilian communities. In addition to extending welcoming posts on Nextdoor, Blue Star Families has an established list of ideas to help welcome military families as neighbors, ranging from as small as sharing a meal or pet sitting, to as life-changing as hiring a military spouse.

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