Being the new kid on the block is never easy, and I guarantee everyone has been in that situation at least once in their life. Getting to know your neighbors is not only fun, but it can also provide you with a sense of security knowing who lives around you.
Moving is both an emotional and often a stressful time. We tend to get so wrapped up in the actual moving process that we just don’t make the time or the effort to get to know our neighbors. Knowing your neighbors not only helps provide you with a sense of security, but it also gives you a friend that you can rely on to look after your home while you’re away on vacation, perhaps get your mail for you, or even someone to form carpools with to get your kids to and from school.
Here are a few tips to remember for when you move into a new community or for when a new family moves in beside you:
1. Just say “Hi”. Even a friendly wave can go along way. Using those basic manners that our parents taught us is the best way to meet new people.
2. Connect socially. All of our communities have a Facebook page. This is a great way to share news or see what fun events are coming up. You can also send us any events that you would like posted on your communities page, and we will be happy to do that for you!
3. Get involved. Attend community meetings. If your community has a HOA, think about joining the board!