Get Your Bearings.
Familiarity with local grocery stores, hardware stores and eateries will help you settle in to your new Neighborhood. Explore local resources that will become your go-to places for everything from extension cords to your morning coffee.
Meet the Neighbors.
Instead of waiting until the first HOA meeting, be intentional about introducing yourself to your neighbors soon after you move in. It can be comforting to know who is around you, and becoming a part of the community will open doors to new friendships.
Do Your Research.
Before embarking on any big renovations or landscaping projects make sure to check your HOA rules and local zoning laws. Doing a little research beforehand will save you headaches later on.
Partnering with a local charity or participating in local recreational activities are great ways to meet people with similar interests. Offering to pitch in on neighborhood projects is another great way to build more connections in your new neighborhood.
Make Yourself at Home.
Own your new neighborhood! Feeling at home in a new place can be challenging at first, but every neighborhood has something great to offer. Spend time learning about its hidden gems and unique features and in no time you will feel like a local.
Thinking of moving? A great first step is to speak with a William Means agent. With their local knowledge and expertise, they can help you find the perfect neighborhood and will help make the buying and selling process as smooth as possible. Learn more about Charleston neighborhoods here.
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