5 Tips for Getting Settled in Your New Neighborhood

New Neighborhood in Salt LakeMoving to a new neighborhood in Salt Lake can be stressful. You need to unpack, make friends, have your services set up, and locate new grocery stores and restaurants. And, if you have children, you’ll need to set them up with a new school! To make the transition easier, we compiled a few tips to help get you settled in your new home.

1. Get to Know Your Neighborhood

Having relationships with your neighbors is both practical and fun. Not only can they help keep an eye on your home when you’re out of town, but they make for great friends who are easy to socialize with. When moving into your home, offer a smile and introduce yourself. Typically, your neighbors will be as interested in getting to know you as much as you are them. Consider taking them baked goods or hosting a house-warming party to break the ice.

2. Find New Favorite Spots for Entertainment

Find out where the locals spend their time, from restaurants and farmers markets to shops and dog parks. Eventually, you’ll discover your new favorite places to spend your time.

3. Discover Your Utilities

Whether you are moving across the country or across town, you may discover different utilities offer better pricing. Compare and contrast the packages from cable, internet, and electricity to find the best fit for your home.

4. Forward Your Mail

Be sure to have your mail forwarded while you’re waiting for address change requests to update. The postal service can either make this change permanent or temporary, depending on your needs.

5. Get Involved

The best way to feel like a member of the community is to get involved. Ask around and see where your neighbors volunteer and spend their time. Is there a community garden? A homeowners’ association? If you have children, consider becoming active in their school or participating in a carpool. Moving to a new home is exciting! Though you have a lot of changes to make, most of them will set you up for success and happiness for years to come, if you’re willing to spend the time. Before you know it, you’ll find your place in your improved community.    


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