So, you have made the decision and moved to Niagara-on-the-Lake or St. Davids, Queenston, Virgil or one of the other numerous towns and villages in the Niagara region.
How are you going to ‘settle in’ to your new surroundings and become part of the community?
Three tips on getting to know your new neighbourhood
When you’ve just moved into the neighbourhood you can feel a bit isolated at first.
Here are three tips on getting to know the neighbourhood.
1. Check the local papers
You may get a free paper delivered, and in some areas there may even be more than one. In Niagara on the Lake, there is the Niagara Advance and also the Town Crier. Most of them have their own web sites too. Have a look at the local issues, news and upcoming events. Often it gives a sense of the community feel. There are often references to local groups and clubs you can join.
2. Check the bulletin boards
Find the local community centre (Niagara-on-the-Lake has a beautiful new community centre),library, recreation centre or pool. There you will find bulletin boards on classes and events in the area.
And check the notice boards at the local coffee shops. Here you will see what’s going on locally.
3. Check in with social media
There are a host of social media sites like Yelp, Urban Spoon and NOTL Chamber of Commerce and there you can find tips and reviews on local eateries and services. You can connect via these media to others in the area too.
Of course, there is also lots of information on my website, www.niagara-homes.ca
You should find it easy to settle in this welcoming community.