Getting to Know Your New Home & Neighbors

Moving to a new home gives you an opportunity to redefine yourself and a chance to make new friends. Getting to know neighbors can be time-consuming, but is completely worthwhile since neighbors help one another out and keep track of the neighborhood comings and goings and can even share a smile when you are feeling down. A good neighbor literally can make your world a better place.

Once you’ve gotten a bit acquainted with your new home, get to know the block better by taking a walk along your street. You are sure to meet a few neighbors who are curious about you within a few minutes.

After you’ve established yourself, find a time to invite your new friends over. Keep it simple with regard to decor and party preparations and host a get-to-know-you gathering or even a BBQ for your neighbors. Play group games such as 20 questions to discover hobbies and occupations or have a funny story contest. You may find out unique ways to get involved in your local community or that you have a lot in common with the man six doors down the street. Regardless of what is revealed through conversation and group interaction, you will feel more at home once you’ve shared a part of your life with your new neighbors and you’ll have contributed to creating a better community.  If you want to learn more about places and news, share an idea, or just “be a better neighbor” in your community, logon to

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