Community beautification should be high on your agenda as a local leader or a neighborhood or community organization. Simple projects range from planting some pretty flowers or shrubs to painting planters, benches, sign posts, or whatever is beginning to look a bit tired. Volunteer-led projects such as these are one of the quickest ways to inspire more community spirit, socializing, and action.
A visually appealing community increases property values, attracts businesses, and improves the neighborhood’s image. Beauty is one of the three most influential factors in community attachment, which means loyalty, to your particular town or city. Some research even shows that a nice-looking neighborhood promotes good behavior.
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