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Tips for Moving to a New City

Whether it’s to relocate for a new career opportunity, going back to school, or you’d just like a change in scenery, moving to a new city can be an exciting experience. Without the right preparation, though, you can end up a stranger in a strange land while getting settled in your new home in the Central Florida Area.

To help, here are some essential tips from Stanley Martin Homes you can use to make moving to a new city an absolute breeze.

Say “Yes” to Virtually Everything

When moving to unfamiliar territory, the best way to get over your fears is to fully immerse yourself in everything your neighborhood has to offer. Studies reveal that 56% of millennials and 46% of baby boomers prefer to live in more walkable neighborhoods. So get to know your community, visit that noodle shop around the corner or have lunch at an area park.

Take your family for a stroll through downtown. Regardless of the activity, the more willing you are to interact with your new community, the more comfortable you’ll become with everything and everyone.

Build a Local Blog Roll

When acclimating to any new city or town, a great resource to take advantage of are the locals. You’re going to run into people who are fanatics about the city they live in, and who spare no opportunity to blog about it.

Take a look at, and bookmark, local interest blogs that closely align what the things you like to spend time on as well. From foodies and football fans, to ballroom dancers and dog lovers, there’s bound to be something to your liking in the blogosphere.

Join Nearby Interest Groups

Speaking of which, it takes more than just skimming though endless pages of posts, you actually have to reach out to some of these local enthusiasts as well. Apps like Meetup and Eventbrite are great ways to find new, exciting interest group around the area that you can then contact and interact with. You’ll be amazed how quickly a place can start to feel like home once you acquaint yourself with likeminded residents.

Give Yourself Some Time

They say Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither will your confidence in navigating your new stomping grounds; and that’s okay. There are certain routines and relationships you and your family will have to develop over time before you can really get settled into your new home and city, so try not get to frustrated if everything doesn’t fall into place as soon as the last box is unpacked.

With Stanley Martin Homes at the helm, we can ensure you and your family gets settled into the home of your dreams with an easy process that’s fast, efficient, and stress free. If you’re in the market for a new home in Orlando, Tampa, or any of the surrounding areas we service, call us at (407) 590-3501, or email our Online Concierge, Todd Simon, at