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Old 09-17-2015, 07:47 PM
 
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Moved to the lower Green Mountains a couple of months ago. So far I am very content. I love the peace and quiet, the fresh food, comparatively low cost of living (compared to Boston), and the culture.

People have been very kind to me here- I have great, supportive coworkers. But I haven't made any friends to hang out with when I'm not working.

It doesn't help that I'm almost always working...but I was wondering, in rural VT (not Burlington), how exactly do I make friends? Where do people go to meet other people?
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Old 09-18-2015, 07:48 AM
 
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Volunteering in the community is probably the best way...find a cause you believe in and enjoy and get on it - this is how I've made several good friends over the last two years. And then it just sort of seems to snowball from there - you go to events, meet other people and so on. Also, the longer you are in a town, you just start seeing the same people around and get to know them.

Now sure if Rutland has any Meetups, but that could be another option.
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Old 09-18-2015, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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Ask your neighbor about his tractor. We love to talk tractors!
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Old 09-18-2015, 08:42 AM
 
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Ditto above! If you like sports see about volunteering to coach at a local school. Or find a local adult league or pick up game. Find a church to join if that is something of interest. Join the local Rotary/Lions/Elks Club.
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Old 09-19-2015, 02:47 PM
 
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Read the bulletin board at the library. $5 says that at any given time you will find at least three activities that you're already curious about or have been involved in elsewhere.
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