Easy Ways to Meet New People After Moving

Easy Ways to Meet New People After Moving

Easy Ways to Meet New People After Moving

Moving to a new city is an exciting, opportunity-filled adventure, but it can also pose challenges in forging new friendships. Because having friends makes us happier in life, it’s worth the time to make new connections, finding people who you enjoy and who have similar interests. Try these eight easy ways to meet new people after moving. 

  1. Re-connect with acquaintances in the area.

Do a little digging on social media and see if any of your old friends, friends of friends, or former co-workers live in your new city. If so, message them and ask them out for lunch or coffee. Just one person in your extended friend group might be able to open the door to other people you will like and enjoy spending time with.

  1. Take walks in your neighborhood.

People who live close to you are some of the easiest people to meet. Get out on your block for a stroll. Smile and wave to your neighbors, and if they seem friendly, introduce yourself. A good conversation starter is a question about the neighborhood that someone who lived there awhile would know. What’s the best grocery store? Is there a gym nearby? What vet do you use? All of these are good icebreaker inquiries.

  1. Hang out outside.

Yardwork, washing your car, and sprucing up your exterior are all good reasons to be outside and visible. Smile and wave to those who walk by, and sooner or later you’re bound to start a conversation with a neighbor. If your subdivision or condo complex has a pool or other public area, that makes it even easier to meet new friends.

  1. Throw a housewarming party.

Make a flyer and drop it by a half dozen or so neighbors’ homes. The event doesn’t need to be fancy; a simple cookout with food and drink provided will do the trick. Be honest and say that you are new to the area and want to meet and get to know them better.

  1. Go to garage sales.

Striking up a conversation at a garage or yard sale is simple and one of the easiest ways to meet new people after moving. Get up early on Saturday and walk or drive through your neighborhood looking for signs. Introduce yourself and tell them you are new to the area. If you hit it off, invite them for coffee or to join you for a cookout.

  1. Get to know your co-workers.

It’s also beneficial to branch out beyond your neighborhood to find new pals. We spend lots of time at work, and you will at least have one thing in common. Choose a few people whom you like at your new job and ask them to lunch, or to join you for happy hour. This will give you a chance to form a personal bond and get to know them better.

  1. Volunteer your time.

Find a nonprofit that’s close to your heart, and sign up for events. Feed the homeless, walk shelter dogs, or choose one of the many other worthy causes. Chances are you will feel good about yourself AND meet some like-minded, nice people with whom you can cultivate friendships. You can easily find places to volunteer with a simple Facebook search.

  1. Get involved.

Sitting in your house feeling homesick is not going to help you make connections. Jump into as many community activities as you can handle. Join a club that interests you, or take a class about a topic that you’re curious about. There are endless opportunities to learn something new and meet people at the same time.

Moving to a new city can be stressful, and leaving your friend group behind is a big part of it. Use some of these tips to find new connections. Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there and invite interesting people to hang out. You will be able to build a strong network of friends in no time, and settle into your new home comfortably.


Leave a comment

Mortgage Investors Group, based in Tennessee, offers residential financing in a number of states in the southeast, See MIG Service Areas. Terms and conditions to apply to home financing. We want to share with you the loan terms vary based on several characteristics and your financial profile. These include but are not limited to loan program, loan purpose, occupancy, credit history, credit score, assets, and other criteria per loan type. The repayment terms and interest rate may vary from time to time. The terms represented here are based on certain assumptions outlined below and/or noted on the loan outline page. Additional details concerning privacy, program disclosures, licensing specifics may be found at Legal Information.

MIG Loan Officers will help gather the information needed for an individual assessment to provide home financing which matches the loan characteristics with your home financing needs based on your financial profile, when you are ready to begin a full loan application. For estimates and general information before that step, the basis for which the mortgage financing information are as follows:

  • Rates are subject to change at any time.
  • Rate locks are available at current terms for 30 to 180 days based on program type, credit profile, property location, etc. which will affect the available rate and term.
  • Rate locks are available at current terms for 30 to 180 days based on program type, credit profile, property location, etc. which will affect the available rate and term.
  • Payments will vary based on program selection, current rates, property location, etc.
  • Not all programs are available in all states.
  • Some loan programs may not be available to first time home buyers.
  • Terms and conditions apply, which may include restrictions or limits per loan program.
  • Information is generally based on primary residence occupancy with no cash out when refinancing.
  • Unless otherwise stated, terms shown are estimates based in part on credit score of 700 or higher; owner occupancy, escrow account is established for taxes and insurance(s); debt-to-income ratio no higher than 43.0%; PMI applies to conventional loan programs over 80.0% LTV; VA,FHA & RD require insuring fees included in loan and/or payment; fixed rate, 30 year term.

An MIG Loan Officer is available to help with your financial details to determine which characteristics apply to your situation for a personalized look into which loan program best fits your home financing needs. Please use the Find a Loan Officer link or reach out to Mortgage Investors Group at 800-489-8910. Equal Housing Lender 1.2020