Moving to a new city can be overwhelming, especially if you’ve never been there before. But whether you’re moving across town or across the country, these tips will help you get accustomed to your new surroundings and start you thinking of this new place as home!

Find Your Most Important Places

Try to get your bearings by searching out your most needed service places. We’re talking gas stations, grocery stores, hardware stores, pharmacies, the mall, and any other place you plan on visiting on a regular bases. Use Google or search for chat rooms to get the opinions of real people who already live in that place.

Do Some Research

Before you move, do a bunch of reading on your new town. Find local bloggers or newspapers and start to get a feel of what the new city is like. That way once you move, you’ll start to recognize some of the landmarks you read about and things will start getting a little familiar for you.

Make Lists

Figure out what landmarks you want to visit in your new town. Are there restaurants you want to check out? Coffee shops? Parks to visit? Make it a point to get out and explore, because the more you get out, the more familiar you’ll be and the smaller the city will seem.

Find New Friends

The best way to find friends is to use your hobbies as a starting point. Sites like make it easy for you to find and meet people with similar interests. Or, consider taking up a new hobby by joining a kickball or bowling league.

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