Palm Beach Relocation Guide

SPR-SUM 2016

The Palm Beach Relocation Guide is Palm Beach County's most respected relocation publication and is a MUST for anyone considering visiting, moving to, living in, or just wants to learn more about the Palm Beaches.

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P A L M B E A C H R E L O C A T I O N G U I D E . C O M 189 Moving is an exciting time as you begin new opportunities. Everything is new. In a new city you'll have new favorite restaurants, a new sports team to cheer on, a new grocery store, new routines, new neighbors and new friends. In this section you'll find some tips and resources that hopefully make your transition as seamless as possible, and help you get established and reconnected, to make your new city feel like home. The Palm Beach Relocation Guide is designed to provide those new to the Palm Beach County area with a wealth of information. And, as excited as you may be with your relocation decision, it is still a challenge to settle into any new community. With this article, I will share with you my relocation tips, based on more than thirty books and extensive personal experience, to smooth your adjustment into Palm Beach County. LEARN ABOUT YOUR NEW CITY You may find yourself lodged in a hotel or temporary housing until your belongings arrive, and that's a nice opportunity to become familiar with the Palm Beach County area. The Palm Beach Relo- cation Guide is the perfect place to start learning about what this wonderful city has to offer. You can also find additional information at the Chamber of Commerce, the Visitor's Center, hotels/motels/ airports, real estate offices, and The Realtors ® Association of the Palm Beaches for additional resources. A walking or bus tour, while fun for the whole family, actually serves to help you become acclimated and learn about the city. You can also visit local points of interest such as museums, parks and exhibits; enjoy a concert; and try out restaurants featuring local cuisine. Check out any services, activities or organizations that are of particular interest to your family. SPOUSE CAREER CONSIDERATIONS One of the biggest challenges of moving is relocating a "second" career. If you, as a spouse, are transferring your job to a home office, then a computer, telephone, and email account may be all that you will need to get started. However, if your job was not "portable," you might consider a new career, part-time or temporary employment, or perhaps even start your own business. Evaluate your skills, accomplishments and greatest strengths when you are planning your next endeavor. A few resources to tap are your spouse's employer, local organizations, real estate offices with "Partner Career Assistance Programs," independent career coun- selors, your university/college alma mater and of course the local employment websites. If you are searching for a job, start networking by telling those you meet that you are looking. If you have chosen to take a break from your career, consider volun- teering your time and talent. Volunteering to a charitable organization is a wonderful effort as well as a way to meet new people and learn A Positive and Enriching Moving Experience Beverly D. Roman GETTING SETTLED

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