Top tips on moving in to a new area

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Top tips on moving into a new area

A statistic from the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) says it can take between six and eight months to feel at home in a new area. This does not surprise us as, for many people, moving home can be both an exciting and a rather daunting experience. It can take time to understand the area, where the local amenities are and even what day to put your rubbish bins out for collection.

Here are our top tips to help make you feel more at home in your new surroundings and reduce any unnecessary pressure.

Spend some time driving around the surrounding towns and villages to get a feel for the bigger picture

Pop into the local pub and talk with the landlord, they usually have a good understanding of the local area and what is happening

Drive your route to work/school before you first need to do it to get an idea of the journey and how long it will take

Buy a copy of the local newspaper or read about the area on-line for information on local clubs and events and general goings on

Sign up to the services on your doorstep as a first action, especially the doctors and dentists in case of a sudden emergency

Take time to find out about your local services e.g the post office, library and transport – and why not grab a few menus from the local takeaway

Our team at Lemontree are local to the Newmarket area and will be happy to provide you with any information on the surrounding areas if needed.