Curb appeal is the attractiveness of the exterior of a property as viewed from the street. The term is used
extensively in the United States as an indicator of the initial appeal of a property to prospective buyers.
A neighborhood with many properties that have high curb appeal will usually be desirable to live in. Negative curb
appeal detracts from the quality of life of residents, reduces property values and may lead to more crime.
A way to accentuate the positive, and provide good examples, is to hold a contest that highlights attractive looking homes in your neighborhood. Here is a description of how Peter Howell neighborhood holds its contest each year: