You have a lot on your mind when you’re planning a move to a new area. From choosing a reliable moving company to getting settled in a new school or job, there’s a lot to take care of as you move. Make sure you’re not forgetting any essentials that will help you get settled comfortably in your new area and help you call Cincinnati “home.” Check out these smart suggestions for establishing yourself in a new community.
1. Update Your Vehicle and Driver’s License
If you’re new to the state of Ohio, you’ll need to get an Ohio driver’s license and register your car within 30 days of establishing residency in the state. Vehicles that are new to the state need to have a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) inspection at a deputy registrar agency. Locate your nearest DMV location and make sure you take care of these important tasks within your first month as an Ohio resident.
2. Check Out Your Local News
Local newspapers are a great resource when you’re getting to know a new area. You’ll get an overview of the latest news, some details into your local sports teams, a look at upcoming events, coupons, sales leaflets and more. The Cincinnati Enquirer is one of the most popular newspapers in the area. The Journal News is another option worth checking out to help you get acquainted with your new hometown.
3. Reach Out to Your Community
It can be difficult to find your place in a new community. Volunteering with local organizations is a great step toward establishing yourself as a dedicated member of the Liberty Township and West Chester neighborhoods. Not only will you give back to the community in a very meaningful way, you’ll also have the opportunity to make new friends and get to know the area better.
Consider volunteering with one of these local organizations:
Make a note of the most important go-to destinations in your new area, so you’re prepared for your regular errands as well as any emergency situations that may arise. Find your nearest grocery store, gas station and pharmacy, as well as any dining or entertainment venues that are important to you. Look up the nearest hospital covered by your insurance and store the location in your phone so you’re not left scrambling if something unexpected happens. There are numerous healthcare locations in the Cincinnati area, and both our Springs communities are just a short drive from local hospitals.
What items are at the top of your to-do list after a big move? Share your suggestions with new Springs residents and welcome them to the area in the comments section below!