An Expat Talks about Living in
Maplewood, 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?
The Newcomers Club is very active as is the Mothers and More group. There is a very good website for this village where more information can be found www.maplewoodonline.com
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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.
Maplewood folks are well-educated and broad-minded. They seem to embrace people from all backgrounds, religions and nationalities.
What are the main industries in this city? What types of career opportunities commonly exist? How do most people find new jobs?
There are more shops than you would expect and plenty of restaurants. Also diners, coffee shops and a new Irish pub, St. Jamess gate. Plus The Maplewood Movie Theater.
In general, what are peoples' priorities in this city? For example, do lives revolve around work, family, socializing, sports, etc.?
This is the perfect place for raising young families and that seems to be the main focus. There are plenty of playgrounds.
Many parents work in the City - there is a fast commute (29 mins to Penn NY). The town runs a wonderful jitney bus service to transport residents to the train station in peak times.
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If a friend of yours was thinking of moving to this city or town from far away, what other advice would you give them.
It is incredibly friendly and residents are very proud of their village.
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