As if being a single parent isn’t hard enough, sometimes life requires us to pick up our life, our children’s lives and move to a new city. This can be a very difficult thing to do when you aren’t familiar with the area you’re moving to. There are many single parents that move to Seattle every year and they all share the same concerns when they move. However, there are many important issues that get overlooked by single parents when they move to a new city such as Seattle. Below you will find the important things that you need to consider if you are a single parent facing a move to a new city.
One of the first things that needs to be considered when you move to a new city as a single parent is the neighborhood where you will be living. You need to take the time to investigate the various Seattle neighborhoods and select one that you feel is safe for your children, has a good school system and is preferably close to your job. These three things, in this order, should be your criteria when searching for apartments for rent in Seattle.
Once you have found a neighborhood that you feel is safe for your children, will give them the education they deserve and isn’t too far from your job, it’s time to begin facing another important issue. You and your children need to make friends in the area. To do this, it’s a good idea to get involved in a local church, get a membership to the Y.M.C.A. (or another good community center) and encourage your children to sign-up for extracurricular activities involving other children their age. It’s important that you don’t allow your children to isolate themselves. Help them get involved in the community and make new friends.