Relocating to Colorado Springs

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Moving from out of town can be an intimidating proposition. Here are a few tips to help make your move as painless as possible.

Research before you move. It’s important to understand the culture you’re joining. Do research online and find out about school systems, neighborhoods, parking, weather, public transportation, and laws that are native to our area. If you can, visit before moving and connect with someone who’s lived here before.

Have a plan. There are a lot of steps to go through before you start packing the moving truck. Find housing before you leave, or at least know where you’ll stay while you look for a home. Have a job waiting for you, or if that’s not possible, know what you’ll do for money in the first few weeks of living there. Try to line up things like driver’s licenses, car insurance, renter’s insurance, and parking passes ahead of time as well.

Get involved. Meeting people in a new city can be daunting. Don’t expect the neighbors to knock your door down with a casserole when you arrive: city life is often too noisy and hectic. Take the initiative. If there are things you liked to do in your town, find ways to do those things here. Try new things. Volunteer. Colorado Springs offers so many opportunities to engage other people, so find what you like. Check out Meetup.com.

Mind your wallet. Depending on where you’re moving from, Colorado life can be more expensive. Everything costs more: food, insurance, clothes, housing. Be careful how you spend, and know where your money is going.