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LEARNING A NEW NEIGHBORHOOD

A few tips to learning a new home neighborhood

Moving into a new neighborhood. It may be jarring emotionally. You have to pack everything into boxes and convince your brain to live in a new unfamiliar place. It spikes fears. However, the best is to explore the new home neighborhood and it is an excellent way of gaining a firm footing.

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Here are a few tips to learn about your new home neighborhood:

Visit both times, Morning and Evening

Moving to a new place or a city is not less scary. Figuring out the neighborhood is a must so that you know the daily habits before settling.  Visit the neighborhood at day and night times. It is a must to know a place after the sun sets, either it goes emptying or is filled with a social scene. Modern GPS gadgets and the ones in our cell phones can get ourselves found when we venture in circles learning new to us neighborhood streets.

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Consider transportation changes. Some places may be near intersections that during rush hours there may be severe traffic honking, while other times it may be silent. While some parts may come alive after the sun goes down. Thus, visit twice a day in your neighborhood on different days to learn about the neighborhood.

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Find the Favorite Spots

There is a need to know the neighborhood vibes for a local cocktail, coffee, and brunch spots. Avoid places that are close to tourist attractions. Yet, sense where people interact in a town and the place the locals prefer to have a cup of coffee.

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Spend some time before and after at the local grocery store. You will get to know the ins and outs. It keeps you safe from the initial shock after moving in. However, ensure to stock your fridge to full.


Map Your Routine

Map your routine so that you know the places for an easy transition. Getting into a routine has its fair share of challenges. Thus, check how you can commute to work, details about the gym, grocery store, ATM/Bank, Parks, Gas station, vet, Post Office, and Doctors office.


Stop for a treat or a coffee after the first day of moving and when you are trying to settle in a routine. It relieves you from the transition stress.


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Mention Your Arrival

It is best to mention your arrival as just moved. You will get tips about the town. You can know more about your new neighborhood, and also get introduced to new friends and passions. Use this opportunity to break free and dive into new thoughts of settling in the new home.

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Good Luck!

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