Five Ways To Make Friends in a New Neighborhood
Friends can help you feel at home -- but first you need to find them. Here's 5 ways to make friends with your new neighbors.
By: Kara Wahlgren
Here's how to meet a few good candidates for your social circle.
- If you belong to a church, club, or professional organization, find a local chapter. You'll stay in your comfort zone and meet people who share the same interests.
- If you're a sports fan, join a rec team -- or at least watch the game at a nearby sports bar instead of your couch.
- Check the local paper for community events or festivals. These events are usually sponsored by area businesses and attended by fun-loving locals. It's win-win.
- Go to work. You spend eight hours a day with your co-workers, so it's a natural place to form friendships. Ask them to offer restaurant recommendations; once you've broken the ice, you can always invite them to dinner at their favorite Mexican joint.
- Go online. If you haven't found enough opportunities to meet people around town, create a profile at a networking site like Facebook where you can search for people with similar interests. Who knows? You may even find that an old friend is living right down the road.
These new communities offer small town atmosphere, walkability and a sense of community.
Simple tips for keeping the peace with the folks next door.
Country meets home when the HGTV Lodge comes to CMA Music Fest.
Hiring a mover? Make sure you know their ground rules before you start packing. Here are a few easy clues that an item is taboo.
Sellers are resorting to creative tactics to stage, enhance curb appeal, and sell their homes. These tips may surprise you.
Give your home a facelift with these simple and inexpensive home improvements.
Part 2: Ten more surefire ways to get the most bang for your buck.