Although moving to a new location is exciting, it can be a little overwhelming at times. One of the advantages to living in Austin is that there is a lot to see and do. Ask your York Real Estate agent for an Austin Relocation Guide and pick up some of the helpful brochures we have in our office.
If you are planning to buy an Austin home or are just settling in, it’s a good idea to take out some time to learn the area and get familiar with your neighborhood. Do some exploring when you first move in to your new home. If you have children, bring them along and make it a family outing. This will not only give everyone a chance to see what Austin has to offer, but it will also make the adjustment to a new place less overwhelming and more exciting. Bring along a map of the area that everyone can look at during the outing. This will help with orientation and keep you all from getting lost or turned around later on.
Plan on a few different excursion times; one during the weekday and one at night. Set another one for the weekend to familiarize yourselves with what’s available for fun and recreation. A good time to go might be when everyone needs a fun break from unpacking boxes and organizing furniture.
Start out in your new neighborhood. Discover which streets lead where and which ones connect. Find the most direct route to the office, the grocery store and the hospital. Locate each child’s new school and go on a scouting trip. Check out some of the surrounding neighborhoods or other interesting things you saw while searching for your new Austin home. Be on the lookout for the nearest fire station, library and potential places of worship.
If possible, take a few days to get settled before beginning a new routine for work, school and daily life. Austin has some quality parks, restaurants and places to shop. Take some time to explore them!