Getting Settled In The New Neighborhood



Moving into a new home can be a stressful process. But once the dust has settled and everything is put away and all the moving boxes are gone, what do you do next? Well, the next step in the process is getting settled in your neighborhood, and a huge part of that is interacting with your new neighbors and the surrounding community. How does one get started on this? Well here’s a few helpful tips that can help if you don’t know where to begin:

  • Push Yourself: In order to grow, it’s always necessary to push ourselves slightly beyond our basic comfort levels. Each week, coach yourself to try something new and step out of your comfort zone a bit. Walk over and say hi to your neighbors or go to a local park and talk to pet owners to get to know the people who live in your neighborhood. A friendly conversation never hurt anyone after all.

  • Volunteer: Another great way to get know people! Check out local community centers, gardens, churches, or schools to get more involved with people in your community. Dedicating just a little bit of your time to volunteer work can make a big difference and it’s a great social activity as well!

  • Clubs: If you’re trying to meet new people, a great place to start is with activities or clubs that you’re passionate about. Whether it’s a dance class, yoga, rock climbing, or any other activity, finding people who share your common interests will do wonders in making you feel like you’re part of the community.

  • Explore: Get your map and then go out and discover new places on your own. Make a little day adventure and go exploring your neighborhood and the surrounding area. You never know what great things you may stumble across, or which interesting people you may meet.