Get To Know Your New Neighborhood
l Drive around the area and find parks, the post office, the closest grocery store, a favorite chain restaurant, mall, bank, hospital, swimming pool, etc. l Walk the neighborhood and make a map, marking down street names, bike paths, parks, etc. l Don’t wait for the neighbors to come introduce themselves. On the weekend, whip up a batch of cookies and go door to door, introducing yourself and distributing goodies. l Subscribe to the community newspaper for lists of local events, discount coupons to local businesses, etc. l Go to the library, where your kids can sign up for reading contests, book clubs and check out books, videos and magazines. l Go to the local recreation center and sign up for classes. l Participate in your new community. Join your homeowners association and the PTA. Volunteer at the local food bank.