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How to Meet and Introduce Yourself to the Neighborhood

Getting to Know Neighbors

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Moving to a new home usually means getting to know new neighbors, and while many of us would like to know the people next door, there isn't always time to meet. Use these time-saving guides to find out how to get to know the neighborhood.

Get to Know Your Neighbors

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When we move into a new neighborhood, building or city block, we always wonder who are our new neighbors. Finding the time to introduce yourself is usually left to chance. After a move, there's just so much to do that we often leave getting to know the neighbors until last, and more often than not, it's something we never do. Knowing your neighbors, however, provides a safer community, one where people are looking out for each other. Besides, you might just make some really strong, long-lasting friendships.

Host a Housewarming Party

After a move, planning a party is probably the last thing you want to do, but with a bit of time after you finish unpacking, a party is the perfect way for you and your family to meet neighbors and make new friends. The key is to keep it simple. Guests know that you've just moved and won't be expecting you to host an elaborate get-together.

Start Up a Conversation

Talk to New Neighbors
Just because you have an opportunity to meet your new neighbors after you move into the neighborhood, doesn't necessarily make it easier to do. Some of us are shy, while others of us are more concerned about privacy - both ours and our neighbors. Find out how to introduce yourself without seeming like a nosy neighbor.

Get Involved in Your New Community

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Whether you're moving from a large city to a small town or from a small town to a large city, feeling like you're part of a community takes time and effort on your part. Use these tips for getting acquainted more quickly.

Be a Tourist in Your Own Backyard

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Moving to a new city: You have just moved in and spent the last couple of days unpacking, and now you need to set off into your new city for a look around, and because you forgot to pack the dish soap.

Make New Friends with a Click of a Mouse

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Moving to a new community is always difficult, especially when you've left friends and family behind. Use these online tools to start building a local network made-up of your interests and hobbies
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