We live more in the country, although it's changing rapidly. I would like to have friendlier neighbors since I am more outgoing and open. But it's like Veremchuka said..."If your relatives did not live in this town 150-200 years ago you are a newcomer". I guess people look at it like if they did not know you growing up, then they don't need to know you now. Many lack social skills and are more closed in their way of thinking.
So, no I don't really know my neighbors, (after 16 years), and since they have had their chance...I don't want to know them now, anyways. We are self reliant.
That's not to say we don't have real friends that live several miles away.
We are looking to move further out in the country and buy more acreage, and build the house we really want after I retire in about 3 years. Hopefully, we may have a real neighbor or two...
"I either want less corruption, or more chance to participate in it." Ashleigh Brilliant