Welcome Home: Settling Into Your New City After Moving

Moving to a new city can be an exciting and stressful time. While it's great to have a fresh start, there's also a lot to think about when you're relocating. From finding a new place to live to getting your business up and running in compliance with state regulations, there's a lot to do. But don't worry — we've got your back. Here are our top tips for settling into your new city after a move.


Medical Care: One of the first things you'll need to do after moving to a new city is establishing medical care. If you have insurance, call your provider and ask for a list of in-network doctors in your area. If you don't have insurance or if your insurance doesn't cover out-of-state providers, research local clinics and hospitals that offer sliding-scale payment options. Once you've found a few options, schedule appointments for yourself and any family members who will be coming with you.


Business: If you're moving your business to a new city, the first thing you'll need to do is register your LLC with the state. A well-reviewed service can help you with your LLC Florida formation. You'll also need to obtain any necessary licenses and permits required for your business type. Once you have all of the paperwork in order, you can start reaching out to customers and clients in your new city. If you have an online business, make sure to update your website and social media profiles with your new contact information. Don’t forget to join the Perdido Key Area Chamber of Commerce to introduce your business to our community!


Unpacking: It may seem like a dreadful task, but unpacking as soon as possible will help you feel settled in your new surroundings more quickly. Start by unpacking the essentials — clothes, toiletries, bedding — so that you have everything you need for the first few days. Then, take it one room at a time until everything is unpacked. Don't forget to label boxes with the contents and where they go so that you can easily find things when you need them.


Socializing: One of the best ways to settle into your new city is by socializing and meeting other people. Join local groups and organizations that interest you, or look for meetups related to your hobbies or interests. You can also reach out to friends and family who might know someone in your new city who can show you around or introduce you to other people. And don't forget about your neighbors — getting to know the people who live near you is a great way to feel more connected to your new community.


Public Transportation: If you're moving to a big city, chances are good that public transportation will be an important part of getting around. Take some time to familiarize yourself with the bus and train schedules so that you know how to get where you're going. You may also want to look into ride-sharing apps like Uber and Lyft if public transportation isn't convenient for where you need to go. And if you're moving somewhere with bad traffic, consider investing in a bike so that you can avoid sitting in gridlock every day.


Settling into a new city after a move can be challenging, but it's also an exciting opportunity for a fresh start. By following these tips — establishing medical care, taking care of business matters, unpacking as soon as possible, socializing and meeting new people, and learning your public transportation options — you'll be on your way to feeling right at home in no time.