About us

Nextdoor is the trusted communications platform for your local community. It’s a place where you can talk with your neighbours online to build a happier, safer place to call home.

Created from the idea that neighbourhoods are one of the most important and useful communities in our lives, Nextdoor now supports over 200,000 neighbourhoods in countries around the world. 

People are using Nextdoor to:

  • Track down a trustworthy babysitter
  • Get a recommendation for who does the best paint job in town
  • Quickly get the word out about a break-in
  • Ask for help keeping an eye out for a lost dog
  • Share information during a natural disaster
  • Find a new home for an outgrown bicycle
  • Finally call that nice man down the street by his first name

It’s easy to sign up for Nextdoor, and it’s free! If you want to help create stronger neighbourhoods all over the world by joining our team, please visit our careers section.


We are for neighbours.
For neighbourhood barbecues. For multi-family garage sales. For trick-or-treating
We’re for slowing down, children at play.
We’re for sharing a common hedge and an awesome babysitter.
We’re for neighbourhood watch. Emergency response. And for just keeping an eye
out for a lost cat.
We believe waving hello to the new neighbour says, “Welcome” better than any doormat.
We believe technology is a powerful tool for making neighbourhoods stronger, safer places
to call home.
We’re all about online chats that lead to more clothesline chats.
We believe fences are sometimes necessary, but online privacy is always necessary.
We believe strong neighbourhoods not only improve our property value, they improve
each one of our lives.
We believe that amazing things can happen by just talking with the people next door.
We are Nextdoor. We are simply you and your neighbours, together.

Your privacy

Nextdoor makes it safe to share online the kinds of things you’d be okay sharing with your neighbours in person. Here’s how:

  • Every neighbour has to verify their address
  • Every neighbour signs in with their real name
  • Private neighbourhood conversations are not indexed in search engines
  • Your website is protected by password and encrypted by HTTPS
  • We never share your personal info with advertisers

To learn more, visit our frequently asked questions about privacy and safety. If you have a personal safety concern, please report it here. To learn more about being a member on Nextdoor, see our Member Agreement and Privacy Policy.


Sarah Friar, Chief Executive Officer
Prior to serving as Nextdoor’s CEO, Sarah was CFO of Square. Under Sarah’s leadership, Square launched its initial public offering in 2015 and added $30Bn in market cap. Before her tenure at Square, Sarah served as SVP of Finance & Strategy at Salesforce. Sarah also held executive roles at Goldman Sachs, as well as leadership positions at McKinsey in both London and South Africa. Sarah sits on the boards of Walmart and Slack, and is the co-founder of Ladies Who Launch, a nonprofit that celebrates and empowers women entrepreneurs. Sarah earned her MEng in Metallurgy, Economics, and Management from the University of Oxford and her MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, where she graduated as an Arjay Miller scholar. Photo