> Even then you don't have the freedom to hang out with the weirdos if your neighbors are going to ostracize you for it.
It usually takes us a year after moving to develop more than one or two neighborhood friendships. It's not like the tribe is going to deny you food or won't help you build your hut or something. Neighbors are less important than ever.
The new 'neighbors' are parents of your kids classmates, people at work, etc. There's also gym friends, hobby friends, virtual communities of all kinds... you can pretty much find like minded people if you look a little bit. (Which is actually a serious problem as we don't seem mentally prepared as a species for feedback loops from too much 'similar thinking' like watching too much Fox, MSNBC, local conspiracy groups, serious new age groups, terrorists, etc)
There's also the concept that what passes for too weird these days is quite different than it used to be. I'm fairly sure you could be pretty weird these days and very few people would hold it against you or treat you much differently.