Aug. 23, 2012
I’ve moved frequently. In fact, Texas is the 10th state that I have lived in, but it’s already one of my favorites. Here are my tips to help you transition to a new place.
Texans are pretty friendly, and they’re usually willing to offer tips on the best nearby eateries or recommend the reliable babysitter who lives down the street. And if you’re totally new to town, your Texas REALTOR® might be able to help connect you to other new or longtime residents with similar interests who can help you settle in.
Your Texas REALTOR® is a great resource for learning about your new city or neighborhood, whether it’s information about local businesses or a calendar of upcoming events. If you’re new to Texas, check out these facts about the state. And even though you might have dozens of boxes left to unpack, take time to act like a tourist – even if you just take a short a walk to a new park.
Think about your favorite hobbies and join a local group. Look for book clubs, hiking groups, bowling leagues, cooking classes … you name the activity, there’s probably a group in your city that spends time doing it. Moving is also a great time to try something new, like those pottery classes you’ve always talked yourself out of taking.
This is the most important piece of advice I can give you when it comes to moving to a new place. Moving can be exciting but challenging since you have to make an effort to meet people and learn about your new location. You can get past being discouraged by keeping in touch with your old friends and neighbors while you stay positive about connecting with new ones.