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An Expat Talks about Living in Woburn, Massachusetts

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

Woburn

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

If Catholic, I would recommend the local parish. If not, I would recommend the Lions Club, which is a very strong local club in Woburn.

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

Either Irish or Italian. Very strong ethnic backgrounds. I would say more Irish Catholic. Not very accepting of differences.

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

Woburn used to be the capital of tanneries. Now, it is still know as a big industry town. There is a Jell-o factory here, as well as lots of other industries. i.e. clothing manufacturers. Career opportunities would be for companies located in Boston that have satellite offices in Woburn, as we are centrally located between I-93 and I-128, which are the two major highways outside of the city (Woburn is located 11 miles outside of Boston)

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

Family is a big priority. Sports are also very important.

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

Advice would be great city to live in!! Great schools, close to the city, and lots to offer.

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