How to Settle Into a New City

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Recent Austin transplant?  Maybe you don't know a soul in town, but that's okay, you won't be a stranger for long with Apartment Therapy's tips for settling into a new city.

First of all, say yes to every invitation that comes your way.  You are not going to build friendships, or find romantic partners, without leaving your house.  So go to any event that someone invites you to.

Ask friends and family if they know people in your new city, and ask to be introduced to them.  Look through your social media contacts and find out who lives in your new town.

Join organized groups, whether it be sports groups or volunteering at a nonprofit. Even if you don't have a hobby, start one and get out there to find new friends!

For at least the first 6 months you live in your new city, live somewhere that feels comfortable to you.  That might mean spending a little more to live in an apartment in a neighborhood you feel safe in, or living with a friend or relative until you get acclimated.  

Give it at least a year before you give up.  You're guaranteed to get discouraged and feel like you made a mistake from time-to-time, but don't make any drastic decisions until you've given it at least a year.

Finally, don't forget your friends in your old city.  Call and visit often.

New to Austin and ready to find an apartment?  Give A Plus Apartments a call today at 512-231-1400.

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