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Maybe you feel like you’ve outgrown your current city, and there’s not much left for you there. You’re ready to kick off a new chapter in a different place – but you’re not sure where to move yet, how to find a new job, or how to make friends. With help from DMV Real Estate Resources, you can get the keys to a house you love in your new city. Furthermore, these tips will show you how to find a place to live, launch a brand new business, and get to know your community.
Choose the Right City
Choosing the right city for your needs is key. Maybe you have a specific place in mind because you’d like to be closer to family, or maybe your choices are completely open-ended. To identify which city suits you best, Moving Authority suggests thinking about factors like the cost of living, local activities, the job market, and even the city’s restaurant scene.
Find a Rental
If you’d prefer to rent first before buying a home after moving to your new city, you’ll need to look for a rental. Finding the right rental takes time, so make sure to budget at least a couple of weeks for your search.
First, make a list of everything you’re looking for in a neighborhood, like good public schools, access to reliable public transportation, fun local shopping, reputable medical facilities, or other features. Next, check out online rental search platforms and input your desired price range. You can also account for other factors, such as the number of bedrooms or bathrooms you want, or your commuting distance from work.
Start a Business
Maybe you’re moving partially because you’re tired of your current job, and you’re seeking better opportunities as a senior with a lifetime of experience. But if you were dissatisfied while working for someone else, you just might not be suited to a traditional 9-to-5 job. Instead, research which sectors are growing in your chosen city, then consider launching your own business. To get started, you’ll need to draw up a business plan with a company description, sales and marketing ideas, budget projections and financial forecast, your business structure, and any other important details.
Land a Job
If you’re not interested in entrepreneurship as a senior, you’ll need to look for a job in your new city. It’s a good idea to start applying for jobs before you move. MoveBuddha recommends mentioning your plans to relocate in your cover letters, creating a list of promising local job opportunities, preparing your answers for interviews, and comparing any salary offers to your new cost of living to ensure that it’s appropriate for your area.
If one of your goals in your senior years is to become an educator, you can benefit from a teacher certification. Taking college-level courses doesn’t have to be difficult or costly, especially if you choose to take online classes. Completing classes and tests online allows you to continue with your life and your schedule as you acclimate to your new surroundings, and it allows you to get a teaching license in your state.
Make New Friends
When you arrive at your new city, Bustle points out that you’ll want to start getting to know your community. It can be tough to make new friends when you don’t know anyone in your area. Try getting involved with a group that meets at least once per week – when you see the same people regularly, you’ll have the opportunity to get to know them on a deeper level. You could try volunteering, joining a book club, or getting involved with a recreational sports league for adults in your area.
Moving to a new city as a senior is a big lifestyle change. But sometimes, you need a brand-new environment to grow. With these tips, including taking online courses to further your education, you’ll be ready to find a home in the right neighborhood, build a business from scratch, and meet new people in your area.
Written By: Andrea Needham
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