Setting Yourself Up in Westchester

Setting Up

Moving to a new location can be bewildering, especially so if you are moving to a different country for the first time. There is much for you to stay on top of and for you to get used to. This can be as simple as figuring out which supermarket best fits your tastes, to the more hands on, such as getting used to driving on the other side of the road.

I can fully sympathize with anyone facing these challenges as I made such a move myself, relocating to New York from Ireland with my husband and four very young kids. As I think back about my experience of that move, what would have been invaluable to us would have been a sympathetic and knowledgeable contact on the ground.

Someone who not only knows the neighborhoods and communities intimately, but also the more mundane, yet necessary, details of life, like commuting, driving, or registering with your local doctor. Below I have set out some practical steps on registering for a social security number, getting a driver’s license and registering for school in Westchester districts. But if there is anything else you think I can advise you on, please do not hesitate to reach out to me at

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