26 March 2021
We know that moving to a new location (however exciting), can feel a little daunting when settling in to your new surroundings. Connecting with the locals; especially your neighbours, can make all the difference when it comes to building a sense of community – and chances are you will meet life-long friends along the way!
To guide you on your way, we’ve reached out to new residents in some of our Master Planned communities to help us put together a couple of friendly tips on how to break the ice and make friends in your new neighbourhood:
“First impressions are everything when starting out at a new place. By putting on a friendly face and giving a neighbour or a passer-by a quick wave, you’ll pave the way for a great first impression!”
Alison, Resident at Central Springs, Caboolture
Take a wander through your wonderful new neighborhood
“While this walk will give you a chance to get some fresh air and de-stress from all the unpacking, it will also allow you to explore your surroundings and get to know the area; including all the local hot spots! You might even run into a few friendly faces along the way!”
David, Resident at Pacific Cove, Pimpama
Join a local club
“There’s no better way to meet new people that to join in at all the local hotspots; whether it’s your local gym, local sports club, or simply signing up as a member of your local coffee shop. By immersing yourself in the local “social culture”, and becoming a “regular” at all the local hot spots, you are bound to meet and bond with like-minded people.”
Lyn, Resident at Pacific Harbour, Bribie Island
Host a house warming
“As daunting as it may seem, hosting a small house warming with a few of your new neighbours is the best way to secure your friendships and connect with them in a low-pressure environment. Simply order some pizza or have a BBQ in the backyard! Your neighbours will be dying to catch a glimpse inside your brand-new home, and this is the ultimate ice breaker to socialise with your new friends within the comforts of your own home!”
Steve, Resident at Jimboomba Woods, Jimboomba
Well there you have it! With these tips up your sleeve you will now be ready to go forth and conquer your new neighbourhood! Still looking…. Click HERE to find out what it’s like to live at one of QM’s Master Planned, Acreage or Premium Residential Communities!