An Expat Talks about Living in
Plainsboro, New Jersey
What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?
What activities, clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others?
Mothers of Pre Schoolers (MOPS) if appropriate. Nassau Christian Center (Assemblies of God church).
In terms of religious, racial, economic and cultural diversity, are the people of this city or town diverse? Are they accepting of differences? Describe.
Plainsboro is extremely diverse (believe it or not). There are many white, black, Chinese/Japanese and Indian.
What are the main industries in this city? What types of career opportunities commonly exist? How do most people find new jobs?
Bristol Myers Squibb, Merrill Lynch and Dow Jones are all either located in or 1 mile outside of Plainsboro. Many smaller companies that service these larger companies exist in close proximity. There is a robust retail sector in the area as well. Also, lots of businesses oriented towards the medical field.
In general, what are peoples' priorities in this city? For example, do lives revolve around work, family, socializing, sports, etc.?
Lives mostly revolve around work and family. Most people seem to be white collar professionals employed by large companies. Many people work in New York City.
If a friend of yours was thinking of moving to this city or town from far away, what other advice would you give them.
Rents are relatively inexpensive, school system is excellent and ethnic diversity is prominent. Don't come here looking for exciting night life.
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