10 Ways to Meet Your New Neighbors
December 16, 2015
It can be hard to meet your neighbors when moving to a new city. You don’t have to be isolated after a move; here are 10 ways to reach out to the other residents of your neighborhood:
- Knock and Say Hi — This is by far the easiest strategy for meeting new people. Simply knock on your neighbor’s door and introduce yourself. Many people will appreciate the friendly effort!
- Invite Them to a Party — Print out some invites and put them in your neighbor’s mailbox or on their door. If your neighbors are friendly and social, they’ll likely attend a small gathering at a new neighbor’s house.
- Drop off Cookies — Everyone appreciates a sweet treat! Drop off cookies with your neighbors to break the ice.
- Leave an Introduction Card or Letter — If you’re the shy type or don’t relish the idea of a face-to-face introduction, get the ball rolling by leaving a note or card on your neighbor’s door that provides a brief hello and introduction. They’re likely to stop by your home to say thanks, which is a great time to get to know them.
- Walk Your Dog — Walking your dog is a great opportunity to not only get some exercise with your pet but also connect with your neighbors. Smile and wave if neighbors are outside, or stop and say hello.
- Go to a Neighborhood Function — If your neighborhood has block parties or other seasonal events, make sure to attend and help with cleanup, which is a great way to meet lots of community members.
- Join the Neighborhood Association — Your neighborhood is likely to have a homeowner’s association or community association which you can join. Doing so gets you involved in your community and helps you socialize.
- Help a Neighbor in Need — If you notice a neighbor struggling with heavy shopping bags, offer to help. It’s the nice thing to do and a great way to say hello.
- Just Hang Out — If your neighborhood has a park, beach, or other common area, spend some time there. You’re sure to run into some neighbors that you can strike up a conversation with.
- Clean Up Common Areas — Shoveling snow and raking leaves in common areas of your neighborhood can give you a sense of belonging and help you bond with others in your community.
Making Your Move
If you’re planning a move, contact the Beltmann Relocation Group. We’re a moving company with the knowledge and experience it takes to achieve a hassle-free relocation experience.