Moving to a new town or city can be nerve-wracking, especially if you don’t know many people in the area. Introducing yourself to your neighbors is one of the first things to do once you’re settled in your new home. So, how can you do this without making it awkward? We’re here to give you some tips to introduce yourself to your new Saint Paul neighbors!
On Moving Day
Most neighbors love to know everything that is going on in the area, so when they see a large moving truck and a new family, they’re going to want to either stop and say hi, or hang around outside to see if you’ll spark up a conversation. Simply, give your new neighbor a wave, a smile, or a simple hello while the movers take care of your belongings. If you have time to stop for a quick introduction, go for it – this is a great time to do so!
If you want to start off on the right foot with your neighbors, head over to their house with a small gift to introduce yourself and let them know that you’re new to the area! These small gestures can be some homemade cookies, flowers, or anything you can think of! This will spark a conversation and it will show your neighbors that you care to meet them.
Attending community events is a great way to meet new people in your new community. Whether your neighborhood is having a block party, if there’s a carnival in town, or even just attending a street fair or car show, allows a chance for you to connect with those around you.
Once you’re all settled into your home, consider inviting your neighbors to a dinner party! Invite some of your friends as well and try to mesh two worlds together! This can create friendships, you’ll be able to get to know your new neighbors on a more personal level, and if you have pets, it’s great for them to get to know other people – just in case fluffy has to go out and you’re running late!
Reach out for Advice
No one will know the area as well as the people that have been living there, right? If you want to know what the best movie theater is, how the community pool is, or what the best restaurants are, asking your neighbors for advice is your best bet. This will show them that you care about their advice and you’re wanting to get to know them a bit more.
Need Help Moving into a New Neighborhood?
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