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An Expat Talks about Living in Wayne, New Jersey

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

Wayne

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

Wayne has several lake communities that have their own organizations ranging from "Yacht Clubs" to "Mothers' Clubs" and many others. If you do not feel like joining clubs, you can meet many people relaxing/jogging around the lakes and/or parks.

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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.

Wayne is a typical white upper-middle-class town. Their is not much diversity compared to many other North Jersey towns/cities but slowly you can see diversity finally moving in with some black/hispanic/gay families who take advantage of the beautiful area.

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

Headquarters of various companies are located in Wayne but many commute to work in nearby Manhattan.

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

Wayne is an extremely family-oriented upscale town. Many people work in Manhattan as well as the various industries around North Jersey. It's typical for most to catch the train or take the various highways that run in/near Wayne in order to be on time for their childrens evening soccer games.

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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.

I would highly recommend Wayne to family-oriented people! The schools are great, the town is safe and clean, and some lake areas such as Packanack Lake and Pines Lake prove to have a very upscale suburban feel to it which many transplants from Manhattan love. While Wayne has many areas for shopping/dining around town, it lacks a quaint distinct "downtown" like nearby Ridgewood has. But to be surrounded by aesthetically pleasing lakes and beautiful homes in such short proximity to Manhattan makes it feel worth it!

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