A Man’s Garden Was Ruined by Multi Million Dollar New Building Development Next Door, so He Made Sure that The New Owners Felt Unwelcome – Is He Petty Personified?

The man’s garden was ruined by a new building next door to him, and he took great pride in his garden, which the local community loved. Feeling anger and frustration at the situation, he made sure that the neighbors felt unwelcome when they moved in. Here is what he had to say:

There Are New Houses Built In The Neighborhood

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He explained, “Where I live, real estate developers have started snatching up family homes, bulldozing them and building enormous 2 million dollar houses on the plots of land. The houses also stick out horribly in terms of aesthetics.”

Their Home Is Neighborhood Treasure

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His home has been in his family for several generations. He added, “We have always been known for having a large, beautiful garden. We invited over kids to help with gardening, we gave away so many veggies, we’d hold parties etc. It’s been a neighborhood treasure for years.”

The House Next Door Was Bulldozed

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He explained, “Developers snatched up the lot next door, bulldozed and erected an enormous house that blocked out the light to most of the garden. Many of us tried to fight it with the city but everything was denied. It was heartbreaking.”

People Weren’t Friendly To The New Neighbors

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The neighborhood had changed and an important part of his family was ruined. He expanded, “The new owners moved in and were not welcomed warmly by people in the neighborhood. I avoided them for as long as I could, other than politely waving or nodding. It was a young couple in their early 20s.”

They Asked If They Had Done Something Wrong

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He bumped into the neighbors and they asked if they could chat. They expressed that they felt that they had done something wrong because people hadn’t been friendly. He added, “The guy says that he’s surprised considering it felt like a ‘nice’ and somewhat ‘affluent’ neighborhood, and given the price, he was expecting friendly neighbors.”

The Man Said They Should’ve Done Research

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He explained, “I asked if they had done any research about the area. They said that they moved from California, so no. I said that maybe that was their mistake. They said they didn’t know what I meant, so I asked if they’d ever looked in our backyard.”

They Talked About The Garden

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He added, “They said yes and said they think the garden is cute. I said ‘Yes, the garden that now has about half less sunlight than before that house was built was a neighborhood treasure.’ The guy said ‘Well it’s not our fault you built the garden there, is it?’

He Was Blunt With Them

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The man pointed out that they got what they paid for; 2 million dollars for a house that everyone in the neighborhood hates, and told them that he hoped it was worth it. He added, “When I told another neighbor about the exchange, she told me that she does feel bad for them moving without having any idea what they were getting themselves into.”

Is He In The Wrong?

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The man now wonders if he was wrong for making them feel unwelcome. Should he have handled the situation differently?

He Turned To The Internet For Advice

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One user commented, “That couple did nothing wrong–they bought a house that was on the market. Now, if they had been the ones to buy the house/land from the previous owner, bulldoze it down, and then build their million dollar mansion, you might have a leg to stand on.”

Another User Commented

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“Even if they researched, it’s not like the house being on the market or someone else buying the house would have changed the fact that the house existed. No matter who bought the house, or if it sat empty it was blocking the garden.”

Someone Shared Advice

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“You can fix this pretty easily. Make a pie, or buy a small housewarming gift, and bring it to your neighbor. Tell them, ‘You know, we fought against the builder who built your home, and it broke my heart when my garden lost its sunlight, but neither of those things are your fault’.” 

Another Person Commented

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“You are mad at the situation and taking it out on the wrong people. They didn’t explicitly choose to give your garden less sunlight, the previous owner of the land chose to maximize his profit.”

Someone Else Said

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“Developers build what people will buy. They bought a massive house, newly built, that doesn’t fit the character or style of the neighborhood. All things that were pretty obvious when they bought. Why are people pretending the consumers aren’t part of the problem?”

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