New House? Tips For Exploring Your New Neighbourhood

September 27, 2011 - Updated: September 27, 2011


Moving to a new neighborhood is a great experience. It is a fresh start and it gives you the opportunity to do new and exciting things. While you will have to take some time to get comfortable with your new house and familiar with your home neighborhood, a new neighborhood will inject some excitement into your normal daily tasks.


Once you move into your new home and get settled, you can do the following to get acclaimed to your new neighborhood.


Go for a walk: There is no better way to get to know your new surroundings than going for a walk. Check out the residential area, parks, schools, and local stores that are within walking distance.


Go for a drive: If you want to familiarize yourself with the retail and commercial areas in your new neighborhood, get in the car and go for a drive. Check out the restaurants, grocery stores and malls that you will be using.


Hop on the bus: This will help you get accustomed to street names and intersections and give you a broad idea of what is in your new area.


Check out the neighborhood online: look for restaurant recommendations, entertainment options and anything else that is of interest to you. With a computer and smart phones, the opportunities for discovering new things are endless. Don't be afraid to use the internet for any of your needs once you move in.


Try Google Places: Google Places is a great resource. Just enter the name of a restaurant or postal code and Places will generate a list of local stores and eateries. It is also great for directions if you are not sure of the location you are looking for.


Use your GPS: These are great if you need directions or are simple searching for a local shop near your new home. You can search by name, distance, or category, ensuring you will be able to find something you want to explore.


Talk to your neighbors: Once you move into your new home, get to know your neighbours. They will be able to tell you about the best places to eat and great places to shop in your home neighborhood. This way you can get the best of the best in your new area.


Use these tips and you get yourself well accustomed to your new home neighborhood in no time at all.

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