How To Settle Into A New Neighbourhood

Moving house is a daunting process, especially when you have a close relationship with your previous neighbours.

Having great connections with the people in your neighbourhood is a fantastic way to feel at home. It can provide you with a sense of added security and belongingness in your community. So, with that said, here are some of the best ways to get stuck in:

Don’t Be Shy

Why not bite the bullet by going door to door to introduce yourself? This can seem daunting when you first move in, but your willingness to make friends will make an excellent impression. You could even post a card through the door or offer some baked goods.

If you have a dog, this is also a great opportunity to meet new people. Stopping for a quick chat on your morning walk is sure to build your relationships with other dog owners in the area.

Utilise the Internet

We recommend investigating the area you are moving to beforehand, as most new homes will be easy to research. This will allow you to get a feel of the location prior to your move, as you will be aware of what amenities you have nearby.

There will no doubt be Facebook groups or WhatsApp chats you can join, which will help you feel even more included and secure once you have relocated.

Get Involved

If there are any community activities in your area, make sure you are keen to participate. Most local communities have a neighbourhood watch, and being part of this will not only increase the level of security in your home, but it will also help you bond with your new neighbours.

Even by exploring local pubs, bars, and shops, you are sure to see familiar faces. If you have children, you can also make friends with other parents through their school or local activities.

Host a Gathering

This can seem intimidating, but after the stress of moving has died down, why not gather a few people and host them at your house? It doesn’t have to be anything major – just provide a few drinks and some casual nibbles.

If you are moving in warmer months, this is even more ideal. You can host neighbourhood families in your garden which will minimise mess and allow you to invite more people. Welcoming others into your home will showcase your friendliness, helping others to get to know you better.


We know that joining a new area might be intimidating, but it is a great opportunity to build long-lasting relationships that will greatly improve the quality of life within your new area. Simply follow these steps and get socialising!

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