Sometimes, in a move, we aren’t granted the luxury of landing in an area of town we know much about. Maybe you moved to an area for its proximity to work or because it’s home to a good school, but if you didn’t have time to fully vet your new neighborhood before signing on the dotted line, you may be feeling a little out of touch with the area around you.
So how can you get to know your new neighborhood after you’ve unpacked your bags? A little effort may go a long way in feeling more at home in your new community.
Meet the Neighbors
A great way to find out about hidden haunts or exciting events near your house is to meet the neighbors. If you’re shy or introverted, it may not come easily to introduce yourself, but building a kinship with your neighbors is well worth it! If they’ve lived in the area a while, they’ll be a great resource for where to go and what to do. And if they haven’t, you can explore the area together!
Pick Up a Paper
The problem with getting your news from social media and massive news outlets is that you may be missing out on what’s happening just outside your front door. Local papers are a great way to learn about what’s happening right in your neighborhood. Check out a nearby café and pick up a paper. You never know what you might learn!
Join an Association
Does your new neighborhood have a community association, a professionals’ networking group or even a homeowners’ association? Stop by the next meeting and say hello. It’s a great way to meet neighbors and learn about the issues that directly affect you and your home.
Go For a Walk
You probably drove through your new neighborhood dozens of time before you ever closed on your home, but have you tackled it on foot? It’s easy to miss small shops or community eccentricities behind the wheel of a car, but you’re much more likely to take it all in when you’re strolling through the streets and looking around.
Looking for a neighborhood that fits you, your family and your lives like a glove? Talk to a Krueger Real Estate agent today. Our agents live in the neighborhoods where they sell, so they can answer all your questions and provide valuable insight before you ever schedule a viewing.