How to Settle Into a New City

Thank God it’s Friday! It’s been a little over a week since I’ve moved to Dallas and I think I’m settling in well. I love exploring a new city and finding where all the hidden gems are. For example, I got lost driving around the other day and stumbled upon a Carlos’ Bakery! One of the best things about moving to a new city is the chance to start over. Dallas, I believe will be the perfect place to do that. Starting fresh however, and really enjoying a new lifestyle is challenging in an unfamiliar place. Here are a few tips and tricks to help a new city dweller settle in!

Go on a Scavenger Hunt

Every time I’ve moved to a new place for an internship, my boss would send all of the interns on a scavenger hunt so we could get to know the city. Trust me, it helped! If I’m correct, Geocaching is very similar and doesn’t require you going into an obscure restaurant to grab a napkin proving you went there. Try it out in your new city here’s a link to a website for it.

Talk to the Front Office Staff

At any apartment complex I’ve lived in, I’ve made sure to make friends with the front office staff. They can tell you everything that’s going on in the city and give you great recommendations for places to eat or hang out. Plus, they might be fun people to share an afternoon cocktail with!

Take a Class or Join a League

I’m not one for taking a crazy boxing class or doing hours of Zumba, but I would take a yoga class to help me relax and maybe even make a friend or two! If a class isn’t your thing, maybe join a baseball league or if you play your cards right, consider joining the Junior League. My cousin is a member and I was close to joining until I unfortunately had to move.

Leave me a comment with your suggestions too!

Liz