Extremely low interest rates are helping many families make the move to a beautiful new home. If you’re among them, you may be wondering how to go about meeting your neighbors in this time of uncertainty, but luckily, making new friends isn’t as daunting as it may seem. With a little creativity, you will feel part of your new community in no time.
Start With a Gift
Texans are friendly people, and if they noticed your moving truck, you’ve probably already been inundated with sweet treats. Return the favor with treats of your own or small plants, fresh flowers and pictures drawn by your children.
Throw a Virtual House Party
If you’ve been working from home, chances are you have a Zoom account. Why not throw a virtual house party? Create a flyer with your Zoom address and let your neighbors know what time to log in. You can introduce yourself and they can tell you all about the neighborhood.
Hang Out By the Pool
Want to make friends and cool down this summer? Visit the pool. Master-planned communities like Dellrose have beautiful resort-style pools and splash pads where families can hang out safely and get to know each other.
Lend a Hand
Your elderly neighbors may be shut in. Introduce yourself and ask if they need anything. A trip to the grocery store, mowing their lawn or picking up take-out is a neighborly thing to do and you will already have a friend when things get back to normal.
Explore the Great Outdoors
Walk your dog, take the kids on a bike ride through the neighborhood or jog nearby trails. These activities are considered safe and give you an opportunity to meet your neighbors. Be sure to wear a mask and stay socially distant.