5 Tips For Meeting People In a New City

Congratulations on moving to a new city! It takes a considerable amount of bravery and daringness to transplant yourself somewhere you’ve never lived before. As exciting as it is moving to a new city, it can also be challenging to adjust and make new friends. 

If this sounds like you, then take a look at some of the best ways to meet new people in a new city. 


Volunteering is a great way to meet new people because you’re sure to meet kind characters engaging in a good cause. Meeting other people who have a passion for giving back to their community is sure to create lasting connections. There are all sorts of different volunteering opportunities out there. Whether you enjoy working with youth, animals, or even picking up garbage, there is a volunteer cause out there for you.  

Join a Sports Team 

A lot of people instantly dismiss the idea of joining a sports team if they were never athletic when they’re younger years.  However, you don’t have to be the next Michael Jordan to join a sports team. Even amateur athletes have a right to play. The idea is just to have fun, not to be the best in the world. Sign up for a local sports team of your choice. You may enjoy something like basketball, while other people may prefer something less fast-paced like bowling. It’s all about your particular interests. And who knows, you might just develop a talent for it. By being a part of a local sports team, you’re likely to meet other fellow sportsmen and athletes, perhaps even someone well-known like Shawn Johnson (you can book a talk with her through Sports Speakers 360 or similar companies). Sport is like a community on its own, with an astounding number of members, hence the chances of meeting new people can be fairly above regular.

Take a Class 

Taking a class is a great way to interact with other people trying to learn the same thing. If you have no idea what kind of class you might like to take, think about your interests. Perhaps you’ve always wanted to learn a language. Or maybe you want to learn how to dance. Whatever it is that you think you could benefit from learning, sign up for. Some people find that their classmates end up being their friends for life. 

Sign Up For a Marathon 

Most cities have marathons several times a year. If you’ve always wanted to try one then it’s a great way to meet other people in your area. Anyone who’s ever run a marathon before will tell you that it’s one of the most rewarding experiences of their life. You will not only reap the physical benefits of running for an extended amount of time, but you’ll also meet other people to share the experience with. There are all sorts of apps out there that help you connect with other marathon runners in your area. 

Go to Church 

One of the most popular ways of connecting with other people in your community is going to church. Through your shared love of religion, you will instantly make connections with a community of people who think just like you do. The great thing about churches is that they exist just about everywhere. Look out your window, and you’re likely to see one in your area.