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?
Churches, children's community athletics, children's school activities and YMCA.
In terms of religious, racial, economic and cultural diversity, are the people of this city or town diverse? Are they accepting of differences? Describe.
People are accepting of racial differences, but the population is not as diverse as other towns closer to the urban areas. The Republican party dominates, but is considerably liberal. The expensive housing and taxes may limit some people's ability to relocate here.
What are the main industries in this city? What types of career opportunities commonly exist? How do most people find new jobs?
No large industry, which creates a tax-base problem for the schools, which are of high quality. Small, local businesses abound, but most people commute elsewhere to work.
In general, what are peoples' priorities in this city? For example, do lives revolve around work, family, socializing, sports, etc.?
Doyletown has a wonderful, old fashioned small town feel with an upscale, professional population. Many people commute to work in nearby philadelphia (1 hour), Princeton N.J., (45 min) or New York City (2 hours). Doylestown has excellenta small, but historically preserved downtown area with excellent restaurants, shops and a small theater showing foreign, art and independent films.
If a friend of yours was thinking of moving to this city or town from far away, what other advice would you give them.
You will love it. It is the best of suburban life within a short drive to 2-3 major metropolitan areas, 2 hours to the Jersey shore and 1 hour to the Pocono Mountains.
An Expat Discusses Living in Christiansted, United States
An expat talks about life in Christiansted, St. Croix following Hurricane Maria in September of 2017. The oil refinery closed, tourism was down and jobs were hard to come by. But, the situation is improving since refinery has reopened and there are reconstruction jobs. She wouldn't advise someone to move to St. Croix right now unless they don't need to work.