Out with the old, and in with the new! For a lot of people, moving into a new apartment can be an odd, new environment that takes a bit of getting used to. As your new neighbors are getting settled into their space, you might be thinking about welcoming them right into the community. Here at the Apartments of Wildewood, building and maintain a community is something that we take extensive care to do. Feeling welcomed and invited into the neighborhood is something we want every resident to experience. If you notice new neighbors moving next door, here are a few things you can do to help them feel right at home.
Be Patient and Kind
Even though you might be tempted to roll over to your neighbor’s townhouse the moment they move in, make sure to wait a couple of days first. Getting settled into a new community and home is a self-reflective and vital activity. You want your apartment neighbors to have the opportunity to get everything in order before they feel completely comfortable. Acclimate them slowly, and once you have noticed a daily routine of theirs (whether this is school or work), you should approach them with a broad smile and greeting. From here, you can get to know them and tell them more about the neighborhood.
Don’t Bring Over Baked Goods
You never really know initially if somebody has a food allergy. For certain people, these allergies can be extreme and require close caution. Instead of presenting them with your mom’s recipe or a home-cooked dish, consider giving your new neighbors a homecoming gift. A smaller décor piece for their apartment or a maintenance tool should do the trick nicely. This is very helpful if you notice a young adult or student that is moving in, as they might not have as many common household items.
Share Some Take-Out Restaurant Recommendations
Do you know of an excellent under-the-radar pizza shop? Now is the ideal time to help them with some business! Presenting new spots around the community to eat is a great way to welcome a new apartment neighbor into the community. They are not familiar with the local cuisine, so giving them some recommendations will help acclimate them to the area and the neighborhood. After you and them have grabbed a bite, consider sitting out by the pool to catch up, your new neighbor will appreciate the helpfulness you’ve provided.
The Apartments of Wildewood have a friendly community that’s waiting to welcome you!
At The Apartments of Wildewood, located in beautiful in St. Mary’s Maryland, we offer homes with access to pools, an on-site gym, and maintenance whenever you need it – and have access to all the information you need to affordably rent an apartment in St. Mary’s. To set up an appointment to check out an apartment or townhouse rental from The Apartments at Wildewood, call us at 301.737.0737 or visit the website!