Making friends in a new apartment can be no small feat, but it’s ultimately very important for creating a sense of community and, well, making your new place feel like home. Here are some no-stress tips for meeting new people around your apartment unit—and “building” friendships from there.
This may seem obvious, but simply introducing yourself to your neighbors is a great way to start a conversation…, i.e., potentially make a new friend. When you see people in the hallway or using the amenities, by all means take the initiative to say hello and strike up some light conversation. If you’re shy, be mindful of your body language and try to make yourself more approachable by smiling and making eye contact.
Host an Event of Your Own
If you’re a social person, consider hosting a small get-together and inviting your neighbors over. You don’t need to spend a lot of money or plan an elaborate event—something as simple as a Taco Tuesday or a friendly game of pick-up basketball can help break the ice and foster a sense of community.
Use the Amenities
Many apartments offer resort-style amenities like pools, fitness centers, and dog parks. These shared spaces are great places to meet new people with similar interests. Take advantage of these amenities—they’re there for you, after all!—and (even if just incidentally) become a more active member of your community.
Attend Community Events
Check with your leasing office to see if they offer any social events or activities for residents. These events can be a fun and casual way to meet new people and get to know your neighbors. Plus, they can give you an opportunity to get to know your apartment managers, which can be helpful if you have any issues or concerns in the future.
Be Open and Approachable
Finally, remember that building new relationships takes time and effort. Be open to new experiences and opportunities to connect with others. Smile and make eye contact when you pass someone in the hallway. Be approachable and open to conversation. Small gestures can go a long way!
By following these tips, you can start making new friends (and feeling more at home) in your new apartment in no time. Try not to be nervous about taking the initiative to connect with others, as any such initiative has a good likelihood to pay off in the form of lasting friendships—and a happier apartment-living experience overall.
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