In a small town like Quincy, part of the charm is that neighbors get to know and look out for each other. It’s a reserved New England sort of friendliness, where we know that the best way to develop friendships is to assist each other as we navigate becoming part of a new community. Here are three ways you can help a new neighbor settle in:
Introduce Yourself: The simplest step is to just say, “Hi! Welcome to the neighborhood!” Beginnings are delicate times, and first impressions matter. Keep in mind that nobody’s really at their best while in the middle of a move. A friendly wave is a great beginning; save the longer conversations for when things aren’t so hectic.
Provide Information: One of the biggest challenges that comes with moving to a new neighborhood is finding out where everything is. If you can share your insights on who’s a great pediatrician, fantastic Quincy dentist, best pizza shop, most trustworthy mechanic and the like it will be very helpful to your new neighbors. Even if they don’t take all of your suggestions, it’s a good starting point for them.
Don’t Forget The Fun Stuff: Throughout the year, make a point of making sure your new neighbors know about fun local events. For example, when it’s time for the summer Family Fun at the Beach party, let them know. It’s always nice to give a little advance notice of these fun things. It’s a very welcoming act to make sure everyone knows about the good times.