Advice for moving to a new city?
January 3, 2009 1:48 PM Subscribe
What tips/advice would you give to somebody looking to move to a new city and start anew?
posted by anonymous to grab bag (17 answers total) 23 users marked this as a favorite
Long story short, I've reached a crossroads in life and things have become pretty stale professionally, creatively, and personally in $oldcity, where I've lived for the past eight years. I've got a plan in mind to pack things up and move to $newcity sometime in the next three to five months.
I've visited $newcity several times in the past and always found it to be a place that I thought I would enjoy living for a variety of reasons. However, other than a couple of acquaintances, I don't have any real friends there, and the closest family would be ~ 5.5 hours away. I probably will not have a job lined up in $newcity when I move.
Between now and moving, I plan to pay off my car (I owe ~ $3k more) and then save enough money to live 4-6 months without income (just in case). I'm in the process of subscribing to news, culture, and various other weblogs based in $newcity so I'll have an awareness of what is going on before I move there.
What else should I do in the next few months to prepare for a move? What should I be looking for/doing/reading/preparing for that I'm not thinking of? Personal advice or anecdotes are just fine. I can probably visit $newcity once or twice for 3-4 days a piece before moving. Timing isn't a large issue, other than a personal desire to move. FWIW, I'm a late-20's male, no kids. E-mails can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org