5 ways to get acquainted with a new neighborhood

Photo by Metro ServiceWhether a move is across county lines or overseas, it can take some time to acclimate to a new neighborhood. ■ Chronicle News Service Across the country, people are packing boxes, hiring trucks and moving short and long distances. The U.S. Census Bureau says that around 12 percent of the population moves each year. According to a survey by DuProprio, a Quebec-based real estate advice site, 28 percent of Canadians feel the need to move every five years. Surprisingly, DuProprio also found that 14 percent of owners wish they could move every year. The main reasons people move are expansion of the family, a career change, retirement, empty

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