Get To Know Your Neighbors.

Get To Know Your Neighbors.

Posted 02/05/2020

It’s not always easy making new friends after a big move into a new home. Luckily, the lifestyle at Waterston is built around connection to both nature and your neighbors. With its many incredible outdoor amenities at your fingertips, there’s no wrong way to bond with the community around you. Below are a few tips to help you get the ball rolling the Gilbert way.

Host a Backyard BBQ

Having the best backyards in East Valley means you can host some pretty epic barbecues. Send out some invitations to the families that live closest to you and have everyone over for an afternoon of grilled goodies, homemade lemonade and outdoor games. There’s no better wat to bond than over a game of cornhole or giant Jenga. And no one will be more excited about this than the kids who get to meet new playmates that live just steps away.

Start a neighborhood bocce game

Sports are a fool proof way to build a connection with new people. The bocce ball courts at Waterston are perfectly placed for an impromptu match or a carefully planned game. Once you get a regular squad going, you can even propose a neighborhood recreational bocce league for the ultimate friendly competition.

Plan a Veterans Oasis Park retreat

When a natural wonderland is just around the corner from home, it’s never hard to plan a day of getting back to nature. Get a group together and head over to Veterans Oasis Park for some hiking, fishing or biking. Top the afternoon off with a delicious picnic and consider yourself everybody’s favorite neighbor.

Lead a walking club

With all of the walking trails and lake in Waterston’s Central Park, there’s tons of opportunity to start a daily walking club. Whether you meet in the mornings, afternoons or evenings, a walking club is a great way to catch up with your friends, enjoy fresh air and get those 10,000 steps in.

Throw a summer block party

After school lets out for summer, celebrate with your community by coming together for a block party. Everyone can bring a different dish and/or beverage to share. Kids enjoy a slip ‘n slide or play capture the flag. Just add some great music and party until the sun goes down.

Enjoy a neighborhood picnic

With multiple event lawns overlooking the Central Park lake, it’s hard not to have regular weekend picnics. Gather your neighbors for a relaxing potluck picnic by the lake. Menu items can be anything from sandwiches and chips to charcuterie and wine. Be sure to pack plenty of frisbees, footballs and hula hoops so everyone can unwind with some fresh air activities. If eating on the grass isn’t your thing, you can always move the party to the barbecue stations and get your shish kabob on.

Get cozy with a s’mores party

A crackling campfire is where neighbors become true friends. And luckily for Waterston residents, you don’t have to sleep in a tent to get the same experience. The fire pit on the patio by Central Park lake is the perfect setting for a campfire evening filled with toasting s’mores and sharing stories. This is bound to be a popular summer activity with the kids so if there’s no room by the lake, remember there’s another fireplace on the patio at the Grand Ramada.

Waterston’s social lifestyle and beautiful new homes aren’t the only things that make it such a special place to call home in Gilbert. Join the interest list today to learn more about this buzzing community.