Seven years ago, I moved to Washington, DC with a one-way ticket and a single duffle bag. I didn’t know anyone and had no idea of the treasure chest of new people and experiences that awaited me!
Moving to a new city can be hard, especially if you’re going it alone, but don’t worry! Here are a few tips on how to make it in a new environment.
BECOME A REGULAR
Find a spot in your neighborhood that you love, and stick to it! Becoming a regular at a coffee shop, bookstore, restaurant, gym, or spa is not only a great way to get to know the people that work there (I mean who doesn’t want a friend who knows how to make your fave cup of coffee?), but also meet other regulars and locals who patronize the establishment. Set up shop and get ready to say hey!
FIND A ROOMATE
If you’re looking for a new place to live or just a crash pad for a few weeks, one tip is try Roomi! Roomi is a fantastic app that tells you what to expect up front. Need a quiet space without loud parties? Roomi’s got you covered. Want to live with a lot of interesting, creative weirdos? They’re on Roomi, too. Roomi is all about bringing communities together. Put simply, “Our goal is to help you connect to your new space and community so that they feel like home — across town or around the world.”
TRY ONLINE FRIEND-ING
Of course, no transition would be complete without Hey, VINA! No matter where you are in the world, Hey! VINA is ready to connect you with other women just like you. Swipe right and discover your new best friend. You can meet for coffee at a new cafe or explore the outdoors on a new hiking trail. It’s up to you, just take that first step and you’ll be on your way to a new life before you know it.
Hope these tips help you find your people in a new town! Tell us about your move in the comments below!