You might ask yourself: “how I am going to get acquainted with my new neighbors?”
Here are some ideas to get you started:
Make it easy for your neighbors to approach you:
Your new neighbors probably noticed that you moved in. So consider smiling when you see a new neighbor on the street. You can say hello when you see them out in the yard, and welcome curious neighbors in the house next door.
It is ok to be the first to say hello:
If you are planning on waiting for someone to approach you in your new neighborhood, you might end up disappointed! Not everyone is completely comfortable reaching out to new neighbors and they might feel like they are intruding. So remember that it is ok to take that step.
Find out where the locals go:
You might easily be able to find out where the popular Friday night spot is in your new community. Who knows, you might meet a new friend
Accept invitations if at all possible:
If your new neighbors offer you an invitation, by all means say yes. If for some reason you can’t make it because you have another obligation, offer another idea to get to know each other.
Put together a meet and greet:
Get started by making up some invitations and distribute them throughout the neighborhood. This will be beneficial for everyone because chances are, there are some neighbors they have not yet met either.
Relax and remember it will all happen in good time:
Of course, getting acquainted with your new neighborhood will take time, and chances are, you will not be friends with everyone that lives there. Just be friendly and approachable, and take opportunities where they arise. Soon enough, you’ll be one of the locals in your great new custom home in Vancouver WA!
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