Blog Buyer A Guide to Finding Your Tribe in Your New Hometown

A Guide to Finding Your Tribe in Your New Hometown

By Living Room Realty, September 24, 2023

Have you just closed on your dream home and moved into a new neighborhood? Maybe you uprooted your family for work and you’re settling into a new city, state or even a foreign country!

Feeling connected to your new community can be a critical step in the moving process, as we humans tend to be social creatures and – let’s face it – need a little help from time to time!

As someone who has moved numerous times and helped many others find their homes and settle into their new neighborhoods, I’ve noticed a few things can help people feel more integrated:

1. Be willing to break the ice.

Let down your guard and be the first to wave “hello” as you pass by a neighbor on the street or take a ride in the elevator.

Initially, you might be greeted with some confusion, but your new neighbors will start to recognize you as a familiar face in the area. 

2. Join a community Facebook Group.

The main reason I’m on this platform these days is for the groups I’ve joined. It’s a great way to get to know some people in the community – even before you move!

Ask logistical questions, share about your experience or simply read what others are posting.

3. Attend events and meetings.

Your neighborhood might have an HOA, a neighborhood association or a PTA with monthly meetings that you can join.

Even if you can’t commit regularly, going once or twice can be a great way to meet new people and demonstrate your desire to help support the neighborhood in which you now live.

4. Get creative!

My clients have met their new neighbors over the back fence during showings; while walking their new puppy; or by helping find a lost pet.

There’s no “one way” to find your people, but common factors seem to be a desire to learn more about the community and the desire to help out where you can.

I’m so happy for my clients when they find the home of their dreams, but I know from experience how important finding the right place – including the community – can be for our overall quality of life.

That’s why I hope you find these suggestions helpful!

If you’d like to share about your own neighborhood experience, or want to know more about the suggestions I’ve made, leave a comment below 👇🏼

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