The Best 30 Neighborhood Quotes And Sayings On Community Living

Neighborhood Quotes

The neighborhood we live in can really change our mood and the way we feel. Our appreciation for our immediate environment outside our home is important. It’s where you get goods at the bakery, coffee shop, and grocery store. When you live in a neighborhood you really love, it makes your home feel that much cozier and inviting. Steeping outside to go to a local business and see familiar faces warms my heart and makes me feel like I belong in the community.

On the other hand, when you are living in a neighborhood that doesn’t really suit you, it can be difficult. Living in an environment that doesn’t feel inviting and safe can affect your mood and mental health – after all, you’ve got to commute through it.

Here’s a list of my favorite neighborhood quotes and how they inspire me to embrace and participate in my local community.

The Best Neighborhood Quotes

Iconic Neighborhood Quotes

  1. You can take the guy out of the neighborhood but you can’t take the neighborhood out of the guy. Frankie Valli
  2. Every man is surrounded by a neighborhood of voluntary spies. Jane Austen
  3. Your job is to inspire people from your neighborhood to get out. Jay-Z
  4. There is plenty to do, for each one of us, working on our own hearts, changing our own attitudes, in our own neighborhoods. – Dorothy Day
  5. Tomorrow morning before we depart, I intend to land and see what can be found in the neighborhood. Christopher Columbus
  6. We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men. – Herman Melville
  7. I wanted to be that cranky old guy that stands on his porch and yells at the neighborhood kids. Robert Lansing
  8. Not everyone is your brother or sister in the faith, but everyone is your neighbor, and you must love your neighbor. – Timothy Keller
  9. I have an affection for a great city. I feel safe in the neighborhood of man, and enjoy the sweet security of the streets. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  10. Many of the green places and open spaces that need protecting most today are in our own neighborhoods. In too many places, the beauty of local vistas has been degraded by decades of ill-planned and ill-coordinated development. – Al Gore
  11. When you become an actor, at some point you look for something that brings you back to your roots. You find something that people around your neighborhood can relate to. People that you’re close with can relate to. Mekhi Phifer
  12. The whole world is one neighborhood.- Franklin D. Roosevelt
  13. You can take the guy out of the neighborhood but you can’t take the neighborhood out of the guy.- Frankie Valli

Short Neighbor Quotes

Bread for myself is a material question. Bread for my neighbor is a spiritual one. – Nikolai Berdyaev
Love your neighbor as yourself, but don’t take down the fence. – Carl Sandburg
Your own safety is at stake when your neighbor’s wall is ablaze. – Horace


Being neighborly isn’t always easy, but when you’re intuition tells you it’s right, foster a good relationship with those who live around you. If you love the neighborhood you live in and get a lot of inspiration from your surrounding, then giving back to the community with appreciation will only help the flow of joy associated with living in a place.

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