The stress of relocation anywhere can seem like a daunting task whether it is a few houses down the street, a completely new city, or even a new state. But, this simple guide to getting settled here in the DFW metroplex is great for any family that is new to our area. 

1. Learn About this City - Try doing a mini tour of your new area. Whether by foot or transit, it is great to familiarize yourself with your surroundings. This makes you as a new homeowner in the area feel more comfortable. Learning where your local grocery stores, coffee shops, and even the best hamburger joints are will help you to be apart of the new city you live in. A bus or walking tour is another way to learn about the rich history the DFW metroplex holds.

2. Work Work Work - Relocation can bring on a lot of stress in terms of finding a new career path. But, with 21 DFW-based companies on the fortune 500 list, and thousands throughout the area you are sure to find something that fits your needs. Public transit in the area is fantastic too with things such as the Trinity Railway Express, the Dart Light Rail and city buses, you're sure to find an alternative to sitting in highway traffic. 

3. Honey, We Moved the Kids - Even your smallest movers need special attention in this time. Show them that this transition is beneficial for them, too. Take them to one of the many hundreds of parks in the area, visit the Dallas or Ft. Worth Zoo, the Dallas World Aquarium, or even Six Flags / Hurricane Harbor. There is plenty here in regards to entertainment. But, you as a parent can feel good in knowing there are many educational opportunities as well with outstanding public and private school systems, all spread through your community.