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Finding Your Way in a New Neighborhood or Town
It's great when you feel "at home" in a new place....and these suggestions will help people who are relocating do exactly that !
Moving is stressful. It ranks right up there with the most difficult of life's transitions. Whether you are moving to a new neighborhood, a new city or cross country, you are probably feeling some level of stress. And once the packing boxes are all emptied and put out on the curb for recycling, you have a new task! Now it is time to get to know your new community and begin to feel comfortable within it.
Here are some practical tips to help you feel more at home faster:
Get connected. If they haven’t already done so, don’t wait for your new neighbors to ring your doorbell. Knock on their doors to introduce yourself. Even if they don’t become friends, they can be a good source of information and referrals for reliable handymen, babysitters, doctors and other local service providers.
Walk or drive around town. Walking around your neighborhood is the best way to pinpoint local stores, schools, libraries and more–and driving will widen your familiarity with the city and acquaint you with alternative driving routes.
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