One of the biggest perks of living in an active adult community is being surrounded by residents who are in the same season of life as you. However, moving into a new neighborhood can seem just like the first day of school or a new job—chances are, you won’t know anybody!
If you’re eager to get acquainted with your neighbors, we have some tips that can get you started on the right foot.
How to Connect with Neighbors in an Active Adult Community
In a 55+ neighborhood, the surrounding community is just as important as the homes within it. That means it’s much easier to find a sense of belonging, plan something exciting to do, or break the ice with like-minded locals.
Not sure where to start? Here are a few easy ways you can get to know your neighbors while also taking advantage of nearby amenities!
Start by saying hello
You’ll probably spend the first few weeks unpacking and adjusting to your new home after you move. However, you’ll also want to familiarize yourself with your next door neighbors—and they’ll probably be happy to show you around the community.
Sometimes, getting to know someone is as easy as knocking on their front door. Be sure to introduce yourself to your neighbors and take some time to chat. You can make a great first impression by bringing over some baked goods or flowers, too.
Visit the clubhouse
Most active adult communities feature a central clubhouse that serves as a hub for events, activities, and gatherings. Once you’ve settled in, try paying a visit to your clubhouse and introducing yourself to other residents. This is an easy way to spark conversation and find friends that share common interests.
While you’re there, you can also check out your clubhouse’s amenities. Here at The Walk, our clubhouses features everything from a dog park to a demo kitchen, as well as an art studio and exercise area.
Check the social calendar
Your new neighborhood may have a social director that plans year-round activities or events. Although the global pandemic has put a stop to larger gatherings, you may still be able to attend smaller get-togethers with other residents.
Try checking your community’s event calendar to learn more about what’s going on. There’s almost always something to do, so don’t be afraid to try a few different activities and put yourself out there.
Join a club
Want to have fun while also meeting new people? Try joining a club! Active adult communities are known for their vibrant variety of organizations, and it’s the easiest way to find neighbors who love the same things as you.
Bible study, garden club, volunteer groups, and fitness clubs are just a few popular activities that your neighborhood could have. And if you don’t see a club you like, you can always start your own.
Find Friends at The Walk
Searching for a tight-knit community in the heart of Johnston County? The Walk at East Village could be the perfect place for you! Pay us a visit and explore our top-rated facilities, or just give us a call for more information. We look forward to helping you find your dream home!