Moving to a new area can be both exciting and overwhelming. Whether you’re moving to start a new job, to be closer to family or just because you want to live in an area with abundant recreation and hospitality to match, you have a whole new terrain to learn. You’ll need to decide where to buy groceries, where to find kayaking or snowshoe trails and discover new restaurants and entertainment options.
If you’re looking to relocate to the river valley area, we are here to help. Following are some of the region’s best online resources for learning more about the community culture, business climate and events you won’t want to miss.
General overview of river valley communities
For a beginning look at river valley communities, we recommend. Select the “Communities” dropdown menu and select your city. Full disclosure: it’s our website where we’ve developed a broad overview of each of the communities for this very purpose.
Gauge the business climate and meet new colleagues
For business information, chambers of commerce and business associations are the obvious places to start. There you can find information about major industries and local business initiatives along with meetings and events where you can get to know other businesses and professionals in town.
Learn about the community culture
You’ll find that here in the River valley region, we love the outdoors, a good festival and plenty of food and fun. These sites can keep you up to date on specific events, dates and locations,
Get a pulse on current events in your new city
Checking daily newspapers covering the area you’re relocating to can give you a way to see and understand community issues and priorities while also lending insight to the personality of your new city.
Bonus materials for learning about your new home
If you have children, you’ll findto be a great resource for connecting with other parents, finding children’s events and gaining parenting information.
Additionally, bothand have active neighborhood associations, many of which have their own Facebook groups and ways of connecting. You can also sign up for to see what’s happening in your specific neighborhood.
Find in-depth and neighborhood-specific information from your Realtor
Of course your best resource for learning about your new city and neighborhood as you relocate is your Realtor. Not only can they help you find the specific home that’s right for you; they can also highlight what you most need and want to know about your new community.