Home United States Forum United States Guide United States Resources United States Real Estate International Jobs

United States

Resources

City Guides

AGS Worldwide Movers
Join Sign In
CIGNA Expat Health Insurance US

An Expat Talks about Living in Allendale, New Jersey

Comments

What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?

Allendale

What activities, clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others?

We've only lived here since June, so don't participate in any clubs yet. I know from reading up on the town though that there are several (i.e. PTA, Garden Glub, Junior League etc.)

Expat Health Insurance

Choosing an expat health insurance provider is an important decision. Take a minute to get a quote from our trusted expat health insurance partner, CIGNA. Sponsored by CIGNA.

In terms of religious, racial, economic and cultural diversity, are the people of this city or town diverse? Are they accepting of differences? Describe.

The town is not very diverse (mostly white upper middle class) so I don't know how accepting they would be.

What are the main industries in this city? What types of career opportunities commonly exist? How do most people find new jobs?

Most people commute to NYC.

In general, what are peoples' priorities in this city? For example, do lives revolve around work, family, socializing, sports, etc.?

Priorities are definitely very family oriented.

If a friend of yours was thinking of moving to this city or town from far away, what other advice would you give them.

I think it's a wonderful area. All of the surrounding towns are also desirable towns to live in. It gives a country feel with very close proximity to NYC (15-25 miles depending on the town) so you really get the best of both worlds. Also, the school districts are very good. Only negative, real estate is extremely high priced due to proximity to NYC. Therefore, you're paying a lot for a small house and yard. However, most people feel the trade off is worth it.

Read Next

Culture-Shock-in-Northern-VirginiaAn Expat Talks about Culture Shock & Living in Northern Virginia, United States

Be as open and as friendly as you can be. You may find friends that are a different age or nationality from those you had at home. Treat yourself to the odd magazine or candy from your home country and skype.

Living-in-BraintreeAn Expat Discusses Living in Braintree, United States

One member talks about life in Braintree, Vermont. She recommends that expats volunteer to meet other people -- at the library, hospital, church or dog shelter.

10 Tips for Living in the United States

Expats in the United States live in the most sought after destination country in the world. Here are some tips and resources for finding out what you need to get there, and how to succeed once you're in the U.S.

5 Tips For Living in Texas

Expats in Texas live in one of the largest states in the United States. Here are some tips for expats on how to successfully move to, and settle into, one of the most iconic American states.

AGS Worldwide Movers

Write a Comment about this Expat Report

Sign In to post a comment.
Join Today (free)

Join Expat Exchange to meet expats in your area or get advice before your move. It's FREE and takes 1 minute!

List a Property!

Real Estate in The United States

View All Properties

List a Property!

United States Guide
Other Links
Our Story Our Team Contact Us Submit an Article Advertising Travel Warnings

Copyright 1997-2018 Burlingame Interactive, Inc.

Privacy Policy Legal