Get out and about. Image Credit: Destination NSW Library
Whether you have been living there for years or you are a newcomer, you will be amazed at how much there is to discover around your own stomping ground. Here are some tips to help you get reaquainted with your suburb or to get to know a new one:
Live and Tell Word of mouth is a powerful thing and it is very likely that you will be to get an idea about your suburb purely from asking around.
Go By Foot The best way to gather your bearings is by exploring the area on foot. Start going for walks around your suburb and you will be amazed by all the new locations you never knew were there - the added fitness is just a bonus!
Eat Food is the way to the heart - therefore it is only reasonable that to discover the ‘heart’ of your suburb you need to know what food is on offer. Sites like Urbanspoon and Tripadvisor are great to discover local favourites and must-eat destinations. The sites give each place a rating and includes reviews from previous visitors.
Join The Conversation Get to know your neighbours and join a suburb-based social network, such as Nabo, to find out what is happening in your suburb. Nabo allows its participants to discuss events, new restaurant openings, the classifieds and anything to do with your suburb!