New home owners use Facebook to “meet” their neighbours
1 March 2013, A couple who recently moved to a new home in Nether Heyford, Northamptonshire has used the power of Facebook to meet the neighbours, according to Carter Jonas the estate agency responsible for marketing the development.
Meadow View is an exclusive collection of 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes built by Bellway Homes Limited and located on Weedon Road in Nether Heyford.
Mr and Mrs Steve Smith-Howes with their young son bought their four bedroom house on the new development in November 2012 having returned five years ago from Spain. Having previously lived in a cul de sac which had a strong sense of community, they were keen to recreate that feeling when they arrived at Meadow View.
"We completely fell in love with the house," said Steve Smith-Howes. "It ticked all the boxes: the village, the location and the property with it's lounge which is full of light, the big dining room, the kitchen and utility and not forgetting the large garden for our little boy to play in."
The couple set about creating a Facebook page for the other new home owners. The word spread about 'The Bliss Villagers' page and there are now 15 people all signed up to the group. The page is used for everything from arranging social gatherings to asking the neighbours to take in their bins.
"When the snow fell, we were all shovelling it off each other's drives!" added Steve. "Last week, 15-18 ladies went out for a drink to the local pub. It's the men's turn next to catch up. Because we know our neighbours, we allow our son to play in the street. It's a wonderful safe environment for him to grow up in. We feel very privileged to live here."
Zoe Noyes, from Carter Jonas who is marketing the new homes at Meadow View explained: "We have had such great feedback from all the new home owners at Meadow View. Bellway, the developer has really hit the mark with what they have built and Nether Heyford does have such a strong community feel. The walks are amazing and there is a whole host of activities for families to enjoy. It's great that this development has already created such a sense of community."
Only two homes remain available, both double fronted, four bedrooms homes: Plot 1 is priced at £385,000 and Plot 2 is £390,000. For further information, please contact Zoe Noyes, Carter Jonas on 01604 608 200.
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