Let's Get Started, select where you are in the moving process:
During the first few months: Get involved in your new community!
- Familiarize yourself with your new surroundings. Check opening and closing hours of stores and service facilities in your area. Find a couple of places you really like - a coffee shop, deli, dry cleaners, and grocery store. Make friends at places you frequent often and you will really begin to feel welcome.
- Visit your new city's tourist attractions. Learn about the historical events in your new community. You'll feel like a local in no time.
- Go out for a night on the town. Check out some of the nightclubs, pubs, and movie theaters.
- Get out of your house. Make friends with your neighbors; get involved in your new community by joining a volunteer service organization or volunteering at the local hospital; think about getting involved with activities sponsored by the mayor's office. Meeting new people and making new friends will help you settle in to your new community before you know it!