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Moving to a new city gives a person a chance to start over and make an impact. The first few days of landing in the new city are the most important. The main things to figure out are accommodation, social life and finances. Accommodation is where a person will stay while living in the new city. Social life is finding friends, hangouts and new activities to do. Finances are where a person will work to earn money and the bank where the money will be kept. The only way this will be a good experience is advanced preparation.
Before moving to a new city, research the city. The best research is going there. A person can get a feel for the culture and city. Look for central areas, recreation centers and hotspots. Another way to research is going online to websites like Rentler.com. Look at unemployment rates, schools, libraries, major business activity and emergency services for starters. Get information from relatives and friends that lived there before. Once there is a good idea in the mind of how the city is the accommodation, finances and social life will become easier.
Find the proper accommodation by preference and location. Location should be looked at in terms of neighborhood and distance from the home to essential places. Neighborhoods are both quiet and busy so pick your poison. Figure out how many rooms are needed. Decide if a yard is needed for kids to play on and if transportation is needed. If a car is not available will you get one? Will a person use public transportation? Once these questions (and more) are answered the list of houses and apartments will easily narrow down to one. If there is any hesitation sign a lease for a few months until the decision is solid.
The point of moving to a city is to get a job and a social life. It’s best to have a job that can cover the rent or mortgage. Some companies will help employees adjust to the new city by issuing a loan. Unemployed people should use the cash they have and stretch the dollar bill until a job is found. Social life includes local amenities to get work done on the day off. Find restaurants, stores, pharmacies, post offices and dry cleaners. For people without a car these amenities must be within walking distance or nearby. The other half of social life is to relax with people you know. For the ones that have a hard time meeting new people the best thing to do is to find people on social media that live in the area. Because it is dangerous to meet people online make sure you know them personally.