Have you tried joining a sporting club or church group or volunteering for a committee or hosting a 'biggest morning tea'?
It can be tough when moving to a new town. What is tougher is that we sometimes make life harder for ourselves than they need to be. I don't want this to come across as mean and I certainly don't live in your shoes, but be aware of what you are telling yourself and ask yourself if it is really true. We can often think that people don't like us when we don't actually know. Having kids is a great excuse to get involved and make friends a little easier. I have never had a lot of friends, but since having kids and also changing my perception I find it much easier to interact.