GATEWAY TO YOUR NEIGHBORS
It’s free and easy to get started. These are just a few of the things you can do when you join:
Send messages to neighbors
Safety alerts and tips
Yard and garage sales
Lost and found
Discover community events
Define your own neighborhood
Start a private neighbors club
Mail postcards anywhere
Lend, borrow or barter
Get help or volunteer
Find common interests
“We make it easy and safe
for you to communicate with
your neighbors, introduce yourself, welcome new families, share valuable neighborhood news and discover common interests.”
AT THE CENTER OF YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
In Curbsquare every member sets their own neighborhood boundary. It can be as small as your closest nextdoor neighbors, the whole street plus a few blocks, or your apartment building, homeowner’s association, subdivision, town and more.
Change your settings in real-time depending on whom you are trying to reach out or listen to. Lost puppy? Post to a big area. Suspicious activity? Maybe limit it to a few blocks. Block party? Your guess is as good as ours.
You are always in control of who can see your posts and what posts you see.
MADE FOR YOU AND YOUR NEIGHBORS
You want neighbors to notice things when you’re not home, to help with a lost pet or life emergency, to opine on local plumbers, gardeners and contractors and maybe even lend you that proverbial cup of sugar.
But first they need to know you or at least know of you.
Curbsquare helps you connect with your neighbors online one-on-one or in an exclusive social forum setting. You can share photos, post news, events, neighborhood watch warnings and receive instant notifications when something important happens.
They say good fences make good neighbors. If so, Curbsquare helps you be a great neighbor … from your side of the fence.
CURBSQUARE CLUBS ARE PRIVATE GATHERING PLACES DESIGNED FOR SOCIAL SHARING
When you connect your address to Curbsquare you get access to private neighborhood groups made just for you by neighbors like you.
Each club is a private channel where you can share ideas, photos, events, news and then comment, like, link-to, etc. — online activities already familiar to you.
Typical clubs can include: the street you live in; condo and homeowner associations; gated communities; developments and subdivisions; official towns, villages, boroughs, cities and counties; congressional and state voting districts; school and church rosters and more.
Create your own custom communities
First you draw a boundary on a map or a provide list of street addresses. Then you invite your members and when they join they are given instant access to your private boundary or list-based community.
The technology behind Curbsquare is ideal for any group that can benefit from verified address-based membership.
HELP BUILD A SAFER NEIGHBORHOOD FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
Criminals like it when you don’t talk to your neighbors.
And if you notice something unusual they’d rather you keep it all inside. Actually they are counting on it!
Criminals won’t be happy when you and your neighbors start sharing tips and information on Curbsquare.
One post and all member neighbors are notified in seconds so they can take action or provide instant feedback.
COMPARE CURBSQUARE TO NEXTDOOR
|Customizable personal neighborhood boundaries||Yes||No|
|Ten member minimum||No||Yes|
|Send private messages to any street address*||Yes||No|
|Multiple, nested neighborhood forums||Yes||One|
|Official sub-division, city, county boundary clubs||Yes||No|
|Official US and State District boundary clubs||Yes||No|
|Draw a complex border on a map and make the area a private club||Yes||No|
|Private address list-based clubs||Yes||No|
|Secure SSL website encryption||Yes||Yes|
|Active neighborhood news gathering - news, event feeds||Yes||No|
* You don’t need to know who lives at an address to send them a personalized message. All you need is a valid street address anywhere in the country. Non-members can get a very handsome postcard via US Mail.