Moving to Rocky Mount, NC? Three Things You Should Know

moving to rocky mount ncFriendly locals. A great place to raise children. A blossoming downtown. There are several reasons to choose Rocky Mount, NC as your new home. Whether you are an entrepreneur hoping to start your own craft brewery or you want to settle down in an area where life is “well run,” there are a lot of things you should know about the area.We’ve compiled three of them. So set aside the moving boxes for a moment and take a closer look at what’s awaiting you in your new home.

 

1. Look up basic city information.


First things first. You need to get your power turned on, cable connected, and learn about the nuts and bolts of city services. Fortunately, Rocky Mount makes it easy for you.  The city’s website includes easy-to-find and useful information about how to apply for residential utilities and details about the community code ordinances, in addition to other important information.

By the way, if you want a take a break from packing to learn more about your new area, then flip through the city’s “My Rocky Mount” magazine’s online editions

 

2. Waste no time getting plugged into your new community!

There are houses of worship for many faiths, extensive civic clubs and city league sports teams that make it easy for you to get to know your neighbors. Volunteering is also a great way to meet new people, enabling you to network while making a positive contribution to your community.

Following are just a few of the organizations who have volunteer opportunities you may want to check out when you arrive: 

 

3. Be prepared for a wide variety of weather conditions.

We love Rocky Mount, but even we will admit that the August heat can be a bit rough. No matter -- we make up for it with our warm hospitality and strong sense of community. 

Thankfully, Nash County and Rocky Mount don’t experience the brunt of the hurricanes that sometimes skirt the Carolina shores, but it’s always a good idea to be ready, no matter where you live. 

When you’re setting up house, that’s a perfect time to establish your emergency preparedness kit. 

Kits should include items such as:

  • Water
  • Non-perishable food
  • Batteries and a battery-operated radio
  • Can openers
  • Flashlight (and extra batteries)

The Department of Homeland Security provides an even more detailed list. 

 

Get ready for a new adventure!

We understand. After all, we were once new here, too. 

You’ll find Rocky Mount’s greatest asset is the people. We’re a growing city, but we still believe in the simple values of a friendly wave, a church potluck, and treating others the way you’d like to be treated. 

Want to know more about relocating to Rocky Mount? Check out the latest guide from the Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce

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