8/10/17 at 12:56 AM 0 Comments

How to Feel Like a Part of Your New Community

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There are millions of people who find themselves in a new community every year. The first order of business is typically unpacking your things and decorating your new home to your tastes, but your transition to your new neighborhood doesn't end there.

Forming ties with those you live next to will make your transition to your new home a lot easier, and getting along with your neighbors has its benefits.

Let's take a look at a few ways you can bond with your new neighbors without having to bribe them with gifts after purchasing one of those el paso homes for sale.

1. Volunteer

Many communities have neighborhood programs that you can be a part of. It's a good way to meet and socialize with your neighbors. There are a handful of organizations like VolunteerMatch that can point you toward local causes you can assist, plus you can fish for information from one of your neighbors.

2. Join the community social media group

Most communities nowadays have some sort of social media presence that is used to make important announcements and announce local events. It's a good place to search for some of those volunteer opportunities that we talked about above or buy and sell items. Your homeowner's association should have your neighborhood's social media information.

3. Show up for community events

Make it a priority to attend events hosted by the community like the annual pool party or concert. It's an easy – and typically free – way to have fun while getting to know those who live around you. You can find information about local events from social media or the community website.

4. Be helpful

It's easy to endear yourself to your neighbors when you're a helpful person. There are many simple things you can do to make life easier for those around you. Help the elderly couple next door shovel snow after a nasty blizzard if you're fit and able, give a neighbor a hand if you see him/her struggling with a flat tire, welcome the new family to the neighborhood with some fresh-baked cookies.

5. Join activities at the local rec center

If your community has a recreation center, take some fitness or dance classes there, or anything else that interests you. Discounted rates are often available for local residents, and it's a great way to meet your neighbors in a relaxed atmosphere.

Most rec centers also have fitness facilities that are free to use, so head there the next time you feel like going for a swim or lifting some weights.

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