How to join a neighborhood on hay day
Hay Day

How To Join A Neighborhood In Hay Day

Qasim Ahmad

January 14, 2024 . 7 min read

So, you’ve been playing Hay Day for a while now and have gotten the hang of it. Your farm is thriving, your machines are humming, and you’ve unlocked some fantastic items. But if there’s one thing that can take your Hay Day experience to the next level, it’s joining an active neighbourhood. 

Neighbourhoods are the best way to make new friends, get help from more experienced players, and work together on events. The only tricky part is finding the right neighbourhood for you, but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. By the end of this article, you’ll know exactly how to search for neighbourhoods, find one that matches your playing style, and make a great first impression to get accepted. 

How do you find your Neighbourhood on Hay Day?

Participating in a community in Hay Day can completely alter your experience of the game. It opens up opportunities for social interaction, cooperation, and competition. You’ll need to consider a few factors to find the right neighbourhood. 


First, take note of your XP level. To create your neighbourhood, you’ll need to reach level 10. If you want to join an existing one, you must hit level 18. Your journey begins when you repair the house across the street from your driveway, which becomes your Neighborhood house. This is your hub for all things neighborhood-related.

Joining a neighbourhood is more than just proximity; it’s about shared goals and interests. Consider what type of neighbourhood suits you best. If you want an open-door policy, opt for “Anyone can join.” For more control, choose “Request only,” where you approve or deny requests. And if you prefer exclusivity, “Invite only” is your choice. Joining or creating a neighbourhood costs 500 coins, so be prepared to invest.

Understanding Neighborhood Requirements 

XP LevelLevel 18 (minimum) required to join a neighborhood. Level 10 to create your own neighborhood.
Active ParticipationExpect to contribute actively by helping with tasks, trading, and participating in the neighborhood derby.
Derby KnowledgeUnderstanding the derby rules and expectations is vital; they vary from neighborhood to neighborhood.
CommunicationEffective communication is key for coordinating activities and building a strong community.

Accessing the Neighborhood Tab 

To access the Neighborhood Tab in Hay Day, follow these simple commands:

  • Tap On the Neighborhood House: Look for the neighbourhood house on the lower left side of your farm. Give it a tap to open the Neighborhood menu.

Browsing Neighborhoods 

Once you’re in the Neighborhood menu, you can explore the available neighbourhoods using these commands and find important information about each:

  • Tap the ‘Browse Neighborhoods’ Button: This will show you a list of open neighbourhoods for joining. You can see details like the neighbourhood’s name, emblem, number of members, and the minimum level requirement.
  • Use the Search Function: If you have a specific neighbourhood in mind, tap on the search function within the Neighborhood menu. Input the neighbourhood’s name or tag, and hit the search button to find it.

Acceptance and Joining a Neighborhood 

Joining a neighbourhood is straightforward. If you’ve found one that suits you:

  • Tap the ‘Join’ Button: If the neighbourhood is open for joining, this button, displayed at the bottom of the window, is your key to entering.

For Neighbourhoods that require approval:

  • Tap the ‘Request’ Button: This will send your request to the neighbourhood’s leaders. 
  • You’ll need to wait for their approval.

Contributing to Your New Neighborhood 

Joining a neighbourhood is not just about being part of a group; it’s about active participation and contribution. When you become a member of a neighbourhood on Hay Day, you’re expected to actively engage with your neighbours and be a valuable part of the community. 


You can assist your neighbours by filling their truck and boat orders, donating items, or participating in the neighbourhood derby. Each neighbourhood may have different expectations, so it’s essential to understand their specific requirements and rules.

Effective communication is critical, whether you’re coordinating for the derby, asking for help, or simply socializing. The chat function makes communication easy, and keeping an eye on notifications is essential to stay in the loop.

By actively participating and contributing, you help your neighbourhood and enhance your gameplay experience, making Hay Day more engaging and enjoyable.

Building Strong Neighborhood Relationships 

Building strong relationships within your neighbourhood is vital to reaping the full benefits of the Hay Day community. Remember, a neighbourhood is not just a group of players; it’s a supportive network that can enhance your in-game experience.

To foster strong relationships, active participation is crucial. Communicate with your neighbours in the chat, offer help when needed, and coordinate for neighbourhood derbies. A strong community is built on cooperation and shared goals, so try to engage with your fellow farmers.

Another aspect of building relationships is respecting your neighbourhood’s rules and expectations. Some neighbourhoods may have specific guidelines for participation in derbies or trading. Adhering to these rules shows respect for fellow players and helps maintain a harmonious atmosphere.

Benefits of Joining a Neighborhood 

Joining a neighbourhood in Hay Day offers many benefits that can significantly enhance your gaming experience. Here are some of the key advantages:

Social Interaction

Neighborhoods provide a platform for social interaction within the game. You can chat, share tips and strategies, and build relationships with players worldwide.

Help and Support

Need a specific item or assistance with an order? Your neighbourhood members are there to help. Mutual aid is a hallmark of Hay Day neighbourhoods, where you can request and assist.

Neighbourhood Derby

Joining a neighbourhood unlocks the thrilling neighbourhood derby. You can compete with other neighbourhoods, complete tasks, and earn valuable rewards and items. Teamwork and competition combine for a unique gaming experience.

Trading Goods

Neighborhoods are excellent places to trade goods. Your neighbours are a valuable resource if you have surplus stock or need specific items.

Shared Learning

Interacting with more experienced players can teach you new strategies and improve your overall gameplay. A mix of seasoned and more recent players can enhance your skills.

Help with Orders

Neighborhood members can help you complete boat and truck orders, making the process faster and more enjoyable.

Increased Game Enjoyment

Neighborhoods add a social layer to the game, making it more engaging and enjoyable. Being part of a team and working together elevates your overall experience on Hay Day.

How to Start a Neighborhood on Hay Day 

On Hay Day, making your neighbourhood can be fun because you can set the rules, give it a name and logo, and make it a place that fits how you like to play. How to get your neighbourhood going:

  • Reach Player Level 29: You must achieve player level 29 to initiate your neighbourhood. As you progress through the game, you’ll unlock this option.
  • Prepare 500 Coins: Creating your neighborhood comes for 500 coins. Ensure you have this amount in your in-game currency.
  • Navigate to the Neighborhood House: Once you meet the level and coin requirements, visit your farm and find the neighbourhood house on the lower left side. Tap on it to open the neighbourhood menu.
  • Create Your Neighborhood: Inside the neighbourhood menu, you can create your own neighbourhood. Follow the prompts to choose a name and emblem and set your entry requirements.
Qasim Ahmad

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