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How to Be Social in Your New City – Austin

September 18th, 2013, Posted By Austin Housemates



Moving to a new city can be exhilarating: new and fun things to do + see, fresh routines to be made, hidden favorites to be found, and tons of great possibilities to create new friendships throughout the city, like with your Austin Roommates, for example!

But moving to a brand new place like Austin can also be nerve-wracking and overwhelming for some – especially if you may not know a lot of people or have any friends or family close-by. There’s so much to do, discover, and enjoy you might have a tough time knowing where or how to start.

If that sounds like you, check these out:

5 Ways to Be Social in your New City of Austin:

1) Join a social website made specifically for getting people together to share, learn, or do something new. Meetups are happening around the world and are a fantastic way of meeting new people, getting acquainted with your city, and creating fun new friendships. Even if you’re shy or not much of a social person, is guaranteed to have something to interest you. A plus: Membership is free! Have your roommates join you!

2) Join a gym. Active enthusiasts often thrive in groups! Check out places near your work or home to find like-minded people. Many people enjoy working out with friends and making it their social hour. If gyms aren’t your thing though, search for running/Frisbee/golf + more groups! You name it and Austin is sure to have it. This might be a great activity to do with your roommates so you can get to know each other better.

3) Start a book club. For the more introverted and reserved types who enjoy small potlucks and meet n’ greets, a book club can be a fun, low-key, and stress-free way to meet some people who share a similar interest with you. If you can’t find one on, try Google – your new best friend at finding pretty much anything and everything Austin!

4) Check out activities on and For an inexpensive time, try purchasing an event voucher from one of these websites. Livingsocial and Groupon are awesome ways at trying an activity for half the cost. See if you like it – there’s not much to lose! Activities like SUP, Work-Out Classes, Wine-Tasting Classes, Boating, Golfing, Ziplining + more can all be available at one time or another for half the cost. New outings can equal new socializing for a fraction of the regular cost. Sign up for the free emails so you can see what’s available right away!

5) Volunteer. There are a number of ways to get involved around Austin. If you have a special place in your heart for animals, children, or the elderly, offer your services a couple hours a week and find yourself with new friends and a great purpose! Volunteer Match can get you started:


Whether you’re new to the social scene, prefer intimate one-on-one gatherings, or thrive on group events, don’t worry – there is something for everyone in Austin. Pretty soon, you’ll be a social butterfly dispensing advice to the newbie Austinites!