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Welcome to The Local Transplant








Hi and thanks for stopping by. I’m David Unangst, The Local Transplant and founder of Local Transplants, a community dedicated to helping others new to an area quickly adapt to their surroundings.

After years of relocating to different places throughout the world and the United States, I realized that there was this need for a resource catering specifically to people who were not local to an area but who were also not simply visiting.

In late 2007, after months of research on the subject, I realized that helping others adapt to their new environment was something that I felt strongly about. I wanted to provide a service that would help people do just that. The domain name,, was obtained in early 2008 and the website was established shortly thereafter.

While Local Transplants is focused on providing a service, this blog was setup more for sharing my day to day experiences as I explore my local surroundings.