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!


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17 Responses to How to Settle Into a New City

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  2. Glad you’re enjoying Dallas, I bet it’s hot out there! I think you’re right to do a little exploring of your new home and open yourself up to meeting local people.

  3. Lury says:

    Hope your enjoying Dallas we live in Frisco for 12 yrs great area we are now in Temple. We love Texas!

  4. Welcome to Dallas! I live by White Rock Lake. Happy exploring!

  5. Such great tips! Good luck settling in to your new city!
    xo Jessica

  6. Wonderful tips! Hope you love Dallas! I miss Texas SO much!

    Evin Elizabeth

  7. Super fun ideas babe! My husband and I are thinking of moving, I’ll have to keep these in mind! πŸ™‚

  8. Madeleine says:

    Great tips!! It’s always tough moving to a new place but your suggestions are spot on. Get out there and make new friends!

  9. darlingdearestblog says:

    Those are perfect suggestions. Part of me wishes I’d get to experience a new place like that- I’ve never really moved somewhere completely brand new before. I do know that front office staff are GREAT people to get close to, for so many reasons! Glad you are loving Dallas:)!

  10. Great tips, wish I had known this when I have moved before!!

  11. Heather Zuleger says:

    Love your ideas to adjust to a new city! How exciting to have a fresh start. Can’t wait to hear more about your experiences in Dallas! Seems like there’s a big blogger community there as well, so you should check that out!

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