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How to adjust to a new neighborhood

family moving to their new house

Moving to a completely new neighborhood is usually an exciting prospect. For some, however, adjusting to a new environment can take a bit of getting used to.

Here’s how you can best ease into unfamiliar surroundings:

Explore the neighborhood

The easiest way to adjust to a new neighborhood is to get to know it. Walk around to get a feel of the area. Check out the cafes, parks, shops, and community center. Familiarize yourself with the lay of the land – how the streets are arranged, their names, cul-de-sacs, if any.

Not sure where to turn to next? Use Google Maps or any other navigational app to show you the way.

Look for nearby leisure and recreational facilities

Find your comfort zone. If you like history and the arts, look for the nearest gallery or museum. If you enjoy outdoor sports, find out if there are sports fields in nearby parks, or other sporting facilities you can frequent. If you find a spot that completely puts you at ease, it’s a good way to feel right at home in your new surroundings.

Introduce yourself to your neighbors

Introducing yourself to your neighbors may seem daunting if you’re new to the community. However, it’s important to build good relationships. Greet your neighbors when you see them. Strike up a conversation. Keep your interaction light, warm, and friendly.

If you can’t throw a barbecue, break out the baked goodies

Bake a batch of your best cookies and send them to your neighbors with a note saying, “I wanted to throw a housewarming party and invite you over, but until then, I hope you enjoy these goodies instead.”

Join a community organization

Whether it’s a book club or a gardening group, joining a community organization is a great way to get involved. You’ll meet like-minded people and learn more about your neighborhood along the way.

You can even join your local neighborhood association. Aside from meeting your neighbors, a homeowners association gives you the opportunity to become actively involved in the well being of the community.

One of the best parts about Beverly Hills are its unique and distinctive neighborhoods. Learn more about living in Beverly Hills by getting in touch with me, Sasha Rahban. Call me today at 310.963.9680 or send me a message here.

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