Tour Your New Town Before Moving Day to Learn to Live Like a Local

by Rita Alonso 03/01/2020

Long distance moves can be scary. Living in a new place where you’re unfamiliar with the roads and the people can take some time to get used to. But, whether you’re moving for work or just for a change of scenery, moving to a new part of state or country can be exciting. 

One way to make things easier is to become a tourist for a week or two in your new town before moving. In today’s post, I’m going to fill you in on some ways to become an expert in your new town so that you’ll feel more at home when moving day arrives.

Start your research online

With the use of Google and Google Maps, you can quickly learn the basics of your new town. Look for things like grocery stores, schools, gyms, parks, restaurants and whatever else you might be using on a daily basis. Knowing where these amenities are will help set your mind at ease should you need them in your first few days in your new home. This is also a good opportunity to read some reviews and avoid making poor choices when it comes to eating out or shopping.

Drive or walk like a local

If you’re moving to a new city with public transportation, it will pay off to know how the trains and buses work before moving. Learning how to navigate transportation can save you time in the event of a delay, or cancellation.

If you’re moving to a suburban or rural area, it can still pay off to get to know the roads and have some familiarity with the area. You never know when your phone might die or you’ll lose service, no longer being able to depend on your GPS to get you where you need to go and back home again.

Make friends with your neighbors

It’s often a good idea to say hello and introduce yourself to your soon-to-be neighbors when visiting the area you’ll be moving to. They’ll be able to fill you in on things like traffic and commute times, problems in the neighborhood, and anything else that you’d want to be savvy to before moving in.

They’ll also be able to keep an eye on your home prior to you moving in, as well as when you decide to leave for vacation in the coming years.

Make arrangements for your move

If you’ll need to hire any professionals in the first week of your move, now might be a good time to shop around. Find out who the cable or internet providers are and give them a date of when you would like service installed. The same goes for garbage removal and any other services you’ll need right away.

Keep these tips in mind when touring your new neighborhood so you’ll have less to worry about on moving day and the coming weeks.

About the Author
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Rita Alonso

 As a native Sonoma County resident, Rita has witnessed many changes over the years. Sonoma County has invested considerable time and energy into revitalizing our downtown areas, developing mid to high end homes and constructing affordable housing, yet the warmth and small town feel of decades past still remains. We have fine restaurants and big-city entertainment, as well as great schools, including a top-notch junior college and state university, all located in the heart of Sonoma County’s wine country. This warm and friendly county is an ideal location for you and your family.

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She is a graduate of Montgomery High, Santa Rosa Junior College and the University of San Francisco. She had worked in the mortgage industry for 10 years before getting her Real Estate license in 2004, specializing in buying and selling residential, commercial, investment properties, along with experience in short sales and bank owned properties. She is a member of the National Association of Realtors, the NorthBay Chapter of Realtors, the Women’s Council of Realtors, and the Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce. Rita has been a Top Producer for over seven years and she has just joined a dynamic team of Top Realtors in Sonoma County called Marketing Masters. With her team, Rita can make a difference in top customer service and getting the job done.

Rita is also the mother of two grown sons and two grandchildren and continues to enjoy being actively involved in the Sonoma County community.

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