Welcome to the Neighborhood
5 ways to find resources and create community in a new place
1. Learn the lay of the land
Finding your new favorite coffee shop, restaurant, park or local hangout is half the fun of moving to a new neighborhood.
2. Meet your neighbors
Knowing people in your building or on your street helps you feel more secure, and makes for built-in friends who can help out in pinch.
3. Establish relationships with local experts
Once you’re settled in, you’ll want to find a host of necessary services — from new doctors and dentists to hairstylists, dry cleaners and more.
4. Connect with your schools
Educational facilities offer a built-in community — lots of families with same-age children, all doing the same things as you on weekends.
5. Be a tourist
Get to know more about this place you now call home by touring its famous sights, visiting landmarks and eating its signature food.
Build your community
Respecting your comfort level when it comes to putting yourself out there is important. Follow these six tips to break into your new social scene on your terms.
Be open to new experiences, but stay true to your social nature.
Host a viewing party for your favorite show.
Visit a coworking space.
Connect with your new friends on social media.
Volunteer or join a local community board.
Get your exercise in around other enthusiasts.
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