I love my new (new to me) house, very cozy, excellent location. However, you can't control your neighbors. The standards of the folks in my neighborhood do not uphold to the standards that I grew up with and ones I have now. I have pride in my little house but many folks here don't hold the same kind of pride I do. Ladders, empty cardboard boxes, trash, old tires litter yards. I can't change that. I now live with it.
(I didn't have blinders on when I bought the place. My next door neighbor decided to trash the yard 2 months after I moved in. Grrrr..)