Moving into a new neighbourhood can be exciting, as the opportunities to start fresh and meet new people are abundant. At the same time, studies have shown that people are spending less and less time socialising. This could be due in part to the average work week now containing more hours than ever before, working weekends, and spending more time on screens than in reality. Fortunately, there are some ways you can go about finding the time to meet your new neighbours and develop meaningful relationships with them!
Consider a Housewarming Party
If you’re moving into a new home, you may already be thinking about hosting a housewarming party and inviting some of your existing friends and relatives. But why not extend that welcome to people in your neighbourhood? This can be a great opportunity to introduce yourself to your new Melbourne neighbours and invite them to socialise in a low-key and relaxed setting. Just be sure to keep it simple and make sure your new neighbours don’t feel too obligated to bring a gift; the last thing you want is for them to feel as though you’re only inviting them to get a gift or another set of helping hands for the party.
Utilise Social Media
There are so many great social media and similar online platforms out there that can help you connect with new neighbours. There are even some sites that are dedicated to helping you get in touch with people who live in the same area as you, so you can easily send messages about upcoming community events, garage sales, and the like. This is a great way to introduce yourself to your new neighbours and perhaps strike up a conversation with some people with which you have things in common. From there, you may even consider hosting a neighbourhood gathering at a local park or even in your own home, if you feel comfortable doing so.
What better way to meet new people in your neighbourhood than to simply get outside and be friendly? Whether you’re simply saying hello to passers-by as you do yard work or actively walk around the neighbourhood and strike up conversations with others in passing, meeting people the “old-fashioned” way is always a plus. If you have a dog, you might even consider bringing your dog along on walks to a local park and striking up conversations with other dog owners. This is a wonderful way to find people who have similar interests and perhaps even get into a regular dog-walking routine with a new neighbour.
A little bit of effort will go a long way when it comes to meeting new neighbours and developing relationships with them. Plus, having neighbours you trust could also lead to you having a house-sitter or pet-sitter when you go on holiday! To find out more about building new homes in Melbourne’s Northern and Western suburbs, contact Mimosa Homes today. Our home builders offer a fantastic range of modern house and land packages to suit your needs!