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Successful Relocation

You just thought you were done when you sold the house in your old hometown, found and closed on a new home in your new place of residence, got everything all unpacked, turned on the utilities, changed your address on everything, and got the kids registered in the new school district. But what about getting plugged into the community? Making friends, finding what there is to do, where to shop, which gym fits best, which doctors and the list goes on.

Whether you have relocated twenty times or this is your first time, it can seem overwhelming to find your place in your new community. Throw a housewarming party for your neighbors, get to know the people you live by. Joining a group is always a great way to meet people, groups such as Lions Club and Kiwanis are everywhere, find a group that suits your passion and join up! If you have children in school, join the PTA or the booster club. Find an organization to volunteer with, helping others makes us feel good too and may relieve some of your moving stress.

The City Parks and Recreation Office will have schedules of events and sports schedules for kids and even adult leagues if you dig softball or soccer for adults. Also, check with the Chamber of commerce, they are in touch with all the local businesses and should be a great source of information. You can even be an Ambassador for the Chamber and meet all the business owners first-hand. Go to all the ribbon cuttings for new businesses, and business after-hours events are another great way to network. Another great way to get familiar with a new area is to find local Facebook Groups and join in on discussions. Introduce yourself to these groups and you may just find some friends! Social media comes in handy and can easily be done from home at a safe distance. Assimilating into a new community doesn’t have to be stressful or overwhelming. List your favorite things to do and then google them with your new city name. If you get out there just a little bit, learning the new city will be exponentially easier and more fun!

If you are needing help finding your way in Brentwood, California, my team is always happy to help! Just give us a call.