Combating worry and anxiety about moving to a new area

You may have found the perfect home but not knowing the area well enough may be causing you worry and anxiety. This is a normal feeling for many when looking to up sticks and move to somewhere completely new. It can be an exciting and exhilarating experience, but we understand that it can also bring about feelings of worry and anxiety at the same time. It’s natural to feel a little uneasy about starting fresh in a new place, but there are many ways to overcome those worries by getting to know your new surroundings, you can start this before completing and continue to overcome this after you move in.

If you’re thinking of moving, renting or buying, and want some home inspiration take some time to browse our properties available in Virginia Water and the surrounding areas. If you have any questions or want to speak to our expert team on the matter, you can also visit our award-winning website or call us on 01344 843000 or email us.

In this blog, we’ll explore some strategies for overcoming worries and anxiety you may be feeling about making a move to Virginia Water, or any new area you may be moving to.

Research the area

One of the best ways to overcome worries about moving to a new area is to do your research and spend time in the area. This can include researching the borough, local schools, and community events, staying at various hotels and locations and getting around to familiarise yourself. If you can’t spend time physically in the area you can start to check out local online forums or social media groups to get a sense of the community and what people are talking about. By arming yourself with information, you’ll feel more prepared and confident about your move. We can help answer any questions you may have, and we’ve also not that long ago put a blog together on 10 great things to know about Virginia Water and the surrounding area, if you’ve missed it click here for a 5-minute read.

Connect with your new community

Connecting with others in your new area can also help ease worries about moving. In Virginia Water, you can join local groups, clubs, churches, or organisations that interest you, or attend community events to meet new people. You can also use social media or online forums to connect with others who live in the area, this is also a great platform for reaching out and asking questions you’d like an answer to. Building relationships and finding common interests can help you feel more comfortable and connected to your new community.

Explore your new surroundings

If you haven’t had chance before you move in, once you arrive in your new area, take some time to explore and get familiar with your surroundings, don’t just stay at home. Take a walk or drive around your new area, make time to visit local shops and restaurants, and check out nearby parks or attractions, pop big events into your diary and invite friends to visit at these times and soak up the atmosphere. By becoming more familiar with your new surroundings, you’ll feel more comfortable and confident navigating your new life. We like to talk a lot about the BMW PGA Championship (golf, if you didn’t know already!) – so, if you’d like more information on this we can tell you all about the biggest annual event in Wentworth’s calendar.

Maintain a positive attitude

Moving can be stressful, but maintaining a positive attitude can help ease worries and make the transition smoother. Try to focus on the positive aspects of your move, such as the opportunity to explore a new area, meet new people, or the idea of starting fresh. Practice gratitude and remind yourself of the things you are thankful for, such as your new home, job, or finding yourself in a wonderful new community (we really rate Virginia Water and Wentworth!). There are many factors to consider when choosing your next home, for another quick 5-minute read here’s another one of our recent blogs that might help you, key factors to consider when choosing your next home.

Seek support

Don’t be afraid to seek support from others during your move. Reach out to friends or family members for emotional support. Talk through the reasons for the move, list out the positives, visit with friends or family that will encourage you to explore. Moving can be a challenging experience, but with the right support and resources, you can overcome any obstacles and thrive in your new surroundings. If you find that your worry and anxiety is overwhelming, it may be good to talk to a therapist about your concerns or to just talk it out to ensure that you’re doing the best for you, or your family. Feel welcome to talk to us about anything you need to know about the area, we’ve been here a very long time ourselves.


Barton Wyatt calls Virginia Water home and has been proudly located in the same office since 1965. With a deep understanding of the area, we know it like the back of our hand. Our experienced team are here to show you around some of the best properties available in Virginia Water and the surrounding areas. We’re experts in our field and we are proud to present to you our portfolio of properties. If you have any questions a member of our expert team would be happy to advise. You can call us on 01344 843000 or email us.


If you are thinking of moving in or out of the area, make sure you take a look at our amazing catalogue of properties for sale in Virginia Water and the surrounding areas. If you’d like to speak to someone about properties to let in Virginia Water, a member of our expert team would be happy to help. You can call us on 01344 843000 or email us. You can also follow us on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and LinkedIn.