How to Get the Most Out of Your New Planned Community
You did it — you’ve finally found your home sweet home in the heart of Texas! Now, it’s time to settle into your new neighborhood. Like with any new community, finding your niche can be a nerve-racking experience. When you choose to relocate to a master-planned community, however, most of the hard work is done for you. With social events, neighbors that share common interests, and a personalized residence that already feels like home, think of your planned community as a thriving network that encourages participation and establishes the beginnings of lifelong friendships. If you’re new to the “planned community” life, don’t fret. Here’s a guide on how to ensure that both you and your family get the most out of your new community without a hitch.
1. Learn About Communal Events & Social Activities
There are quite a few perks to living in a master-planned community. But to truly benefit from the advantages, you need to get out of your comfort zone and embrace what it means to be part of a vibrant community. One of the best places to start is by learning about and participating in communal events and planned social activities. To foster close-knit relationships, these neighborhoods offer many bonding opportunities. Some popular events could include:
Make sure to tour the local amenities and the clubhouse, and try to participate in at least one, weekend event for the first few months.
2. Talk With Local Homeowners & Neighbors
Planned community newbies, this one’s for you! Since your home is move-in ready, you’ll have plenty of time to make rounds and introduce yourself to neighbors. Like you, just about everyone in your neighborhood is there for the long haul. So, don’t be afraid to open up, meet new people, and start building a network of friends that can help you navigate the dos and don’ts of the community. They’ll be able to coach you as you settle into your new home and help you discover all of the lovely benefits that come from living in a master-planned community.
3. Personalize Your Model Home
Nesting is one of the most important things you can do when you first arrive at your planned community. This refers to the process of settling down into your new home environment by surrounding yourself with personal objects and finishing touches that speak to your unique tastes. As with most planned communities, homes will likely share a common theme; this enhances the overall look of the community and increases individual home values. Within the themes, however, there are still plenty of opportunities to make your home individually yours. Since you’ll already be familiar with your home model and layout, the task of furnishing the space is easy.
Chesmar — Building Homes for Future Neighbors
Sure, moving is scary. But having a welcoming community on standby is a sure way to make the relocation process run smoother for both you and your family. For Texans searching for that perfect, niche community, Chesmar Homes is the name to trust. Here, building dream homes in vibrant communities is our passion, and we go above and beyond to ensure our clients feel like they’re joining a family of neighbors that share the same hopes and dreams as they do.
As a one-stop shop for homeowners, Chesmar makes the process of buying a new home in the perfect location easy. From finding your dream home to moving in, you’ll work with a team of friendly professionals who have your best interests in mind. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to take full advantage of our onsite design center — readied with experts who can help you personalize your new home with design features such as flooring, countertop materials, and wall colors.
To learn more about how we make the process of investing in a new home easy and about our master-planned communities, contact the pros at Chesmar today! We proudly build homes in Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, and Houston.