Tips on relocating to a new neighborhood
Relocating to a new neighborhood has never been an easy choice. It often drains you financially and emotionally. Specifically for someone who has lived in a joint-family throughout his life, taking decisions like shifting to a new house is often a hard pill to swallow.
But, in my opinion, it is a part of life. People have to shift to new addresses for better future prospects, growth opportunities, and above all to provide their family with all the amenities that they have missed throughout their life-span. After all! This is what human nature is, TO PROVIDE.
For these, and many other obvious reasons humans have to relocate several times, especially when they are in the age bracket of “Productive Labor Force”. However, before relocating to a neighborhood several questions arise in mind. To make this process smoother for our readers, and provide them with information to make this process swift and smoother, we have dedicated today’s post to the tips on relocating to a new neighborhood. If you are someone who’s also planning to change their address, you must go through the lines at least once.
Tips on relocating to a new neighborhood
Following are the tips to keep in mind while going through the process of moving to a new neighborhood.
1. Choose the location wisely
Most of the homebuyers while moving to a new house only consider the external aesthetics of the house. This often ends up making worse choices. The first thing that you have to consider is the location of your new house.
- Is the new house worth it?
- Is their appreciation of the value of the property in this neighborhood lately?
- Is the new address close to your work address?
- Is this location within the town’s jurisdiction?
Answer these questions honestly before making any decision. This will save you time and money.
2. Is my new neighborhood safe?
After location, the first and foremost priority of any family person is the safety and security of his family. Before shifting to the new address one asks himself several times that whether my new neighborhood is safe or not? For this reason, we always recommend the new homebuyers to look up for any gated community in the vicinity.
Gated communities or housing societies have several advantages over others; they have their security staff that enforces societies’ rules and policies, ensures safety, protects lives and property against any theft or harm, monitors alarms, and CCTV surveillance system. Such communities are comparatively safer to live in than the other prevalent “community” culture.
In addition, it is also important to know the crime rate and frequency in the area, for that you can go to the local police station to enquire about the situation of any criminal activities in the area.
3. Research utilities
When moving to a new neighborhood you have to conduct in-depth research on the utilities. Like if your new home has a sufficient supply of water and SUI gas. Some areas face water shortage in the summers, while others face limited to no supply of gas in the winter season. You have to properly rule this out before making your big move. For this specific thing, you can interview the neighbors who live there already. Or you can just ask the real estate agent if you have any.
Real estate agents are very helpful in the process of buying and shifting to a new house, if you want to know more about the BENEFITS and QUESTIONS to ask your real estate agent, you can click these links.
Moreover, in your new neighborhood, your internet, telephone, cable, electricity, and groceries will be provided by some other provider, research on their rates before opting for any option whatsoever.
4. Find nearest public places and shopping centers
“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” in reference to this phrase, you’ll need certain activities to do in leisure hours. For this purpose, you have to spot the availability of parks, gyms, walkways, community halls, clubs, etc. in your locality. In modern societies, all of these amenities are present within each block of the society. However, if these are not available in your locality you can also join them in the close vicinity against a meager fee.
5. Befriend your new neighbors
Last but not the least; once you have moved to the new neighborhood, you have to make your new neighbors your friends. Man is a social animal, he is created to socialize, and loves to live in the community. Keeping these things in mind, you can arrange a house party, a weekend party, or just a formal meet-up over tea to know your neighbors and befriend them. Only this way, you can enjoy your stay in the new neighborhood, as they are going to help you when you need them, while you’ll have to reciprocate it.
6. Locate emergency services nearby
Although any calls made to the fire brigade, ambulance and police are automatically redirected but are not always good to rely on these services every time. Search for any private entities that are doing these businesses privately and keep their numbers saved. This approach will help you out in case of emergency (God forbid). Also, keep your gardener, guards, and domestic help on your contact list, as you’ll have to make many calls to them during the first 2-3 months of your stay. Once they get to know the lady of the house, the process of hiring and firing any domestic help will become a lot easier and smoother.
Relocating to a new neighborhood is most of the time tiresome and draining. While on the other hand, it is also exciting and refreshing. To help you out in making this journey more hustle-free and seamless, we have listed down the important tips on relocating to a new neighborhood. Do consider these to save yourself from unwanted headaches during this whole process. If you have any other tips to add, please feel free to add them to the comment section.
Tips on relocating to a new neighborhood is written by Manahil Arif