What to do when you move into a new neighborhood

When you move into a new home, it can be challenging to settle in. Life is hectic, especially during and after a move, and neighbors can easily stay disconnected from each other. How can you make connections and get to know your neighbors and neighborhood? It’s easier than you might think.

  • Reach out. Sometimes, making a new friend is as simple as striking up a conversation. Knock on the door next door, talk to the lady walking her dog, or chat with neighbors at the community pool. Building connections with your neighbors can lead to lasting friendships, and knowing our neighbors makes our communities safer.
  • Take a long walk and get to know the neighborhood. Take your time running errands and check out your new surroundings. Taking some time to be a tourist in your new community can make you feel more comfortable quickly.
  • Throw a party. A housewarming party is a great way to meet the neighbors. It’s also a good way to inspire yourself to settle in more quickly! Keep it simple: no one will expect an elaborate get-together from someone who just moved in.
  • Get involved. Finding a way to plug into the community is one of the best ways to meet people and acclimate yourself to your new digs. Join a church, volunteer at a charity, get involved in your child’s school or look for classes at the local library or community center. There are plenty of ways to involve yourself in your new community, many of which will enrich your life and the lives of others.
  • Use social networking. Most neighborhoods have an online platform where neighbors can connect. Some are for posting news and items for sale; others are designed to create opportunities to connect. Do a little online research, and you’ll find that meeting people may be just a click of the mouse away.
  • Help your children make friends. Look for opportunities for play dates, take them to tour their new school, and find activities that allow them to interact with others, like swim teams or soccer. It can be tough for children to get acclimated to new surroundings, but your support and encouragement will go a long way in smoothing the process.

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