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Getting Acquainted with the Neighborhood

March 10, 2020

Getting to know the neighborhood is one of the most important things you can do when moving into a new home. We offer tips on how to get to know the area! This is why many new home developments are designed to help foster a greater sense of community among residents and homeowners.

A centralized location and easy access to shopping, entertainment, and recreational activities provide for multiple opportunities for people to get to know one another and truly feel like they belong. If you’re about to move into a new home, here are five additional great ways to get to know your neighbors and the neighborhood:

Introduce Yourself

The first neighbors that you’ll meet are usually the ones to the immediate right and left of your house. If you don’t get a chance to talk to them while you are moving boxes into your new home, you can always ring their doorbell and introduce yourself. Chances are they will be more than happy to chat with you and will most likely provide you with a rundown on the immediate neighborhood.

Get Involved in the Community

It might take some time to get to know your neighbors in your new home development in Payson, Utah, and a great way to speed up this process is to participate in community events. You can join the local neighborhood watch, attend a yoga class or help out with the local homeowner’s newsletter.

Attending community events and getting out and meeting new people will also provide you with a sense of belonging. It may seem like a small thing, but having a neighbor that you’ve met give you a friendly wave and a smile as you drive down the street will add immense value to the quality of your life.

Go for a Walk

Another way to quickly get to know the neighborhood in your new home development in Payson, Utah, is to simply take a walk around the block. This will not only help you get to know the area, but you will become a familiar face in the community. A wave and a simple “Hello!” are all you’ll need to break the ice with someone new.

Host a Greeting Party

Hosting a meet-and-greet party will allow you and your family members a chance to get to get to know other families in the local area. This event can be as simple as refreshments in your home, or an afternoon barbeque.  Even if not everyone can attend, you are more than likely to meet some friendly faces. If you have children, they will greatly benefit from this by meeting other kids in the neighborhood as well.

Getting to Know Your New Community

It may take you some time to get to know your new neighbors. By proactively making an effort sooner than later, you’ll start to feel like you belong to your amazing new community.

If you’re in the market for a new or move-in ready home, contact us at (801) 727-2417. At McArthur Homes, we’re a local, family-owned company who focuses on building homes that can help foster a sense of community.

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This post was written by Paige Giles

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