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Moving to a new city for your career can be a very stressful experience, especially when you are on your own. Lubbock has many major employers, so it's not uncommon for professionals to come to the area and make it their new home. Luckily, the small-town people of Lubbock are very welcoming, and we have some tips and tricks to make your transition to the area much smoother, so you will be sure to feel like a local in no time!
Tips for Moving to a New City
Explore Local Spots
One of the best ways to get acclimated to your new surroundings is to check out all the fan-favorite local spots. This will help you get to know the area better and feel like you've always lived there. The best ways to find these places are to use review websites like Yelp to get to know fun attractions and famous restaurants. It will help narrow down what's popular in the area. Some of the most classic attractions in Lubbock include the Buddy Holly Center, Joyland amusement park, Prairie Dog Town, and Texas Tech University. You should also not be afraid to talk to strangers and meet the friendly faces of the town during your adventures.
Set Up Plans with New Friends
It can be very lonely moving to a brand-new area when you don't know anyone there. That's why it's important to make as many plans as you can after you've settled into your new apartment to get out and meet people. This doesn't have to be overwhelming, just try to say "yes" to every opportunity that you can, and more and more connections will form. When you meet someone, you will be introduced to their friends and so on. If you don't know where to start, some great places to meet new people are organized community clubs, social media, and even coworkers at your new company. Just find someone who you have something in common with, be yourself, and go from there forming friendships!
Start your Apartment Hunt Early
Looking for an apartment in your new home doesn't have to be stressful. There are many apartment features that are geared specifically towards professionals. It's good to research different areas and communities to see what works best for your lifestyle and budget. There are many factors to keep in mind, but one of the most important is the surrounding area. Consider how far your new home will be from your employer and if there is public transportation or parking options readily available.
Ready to start your search? LBKapts.com has specialized pages where you can see a map list of all of the apartments near major Lubbock employers. Choose your future employer from the list below and click to get started!