At this time of year, many new expats are living in temporary housing and actively looking for a house or apartment. Choosing the right town or city neighborhood is a big decision. Families, retirees and single expats often look for much different things! To help newcomers in your area narrow down the possibilities, we invite you to post a reply to this thread telling about your town, rural area or city neighborhood. Please begin your post by putting the name of your area/town/neighborhood in capital letters.
Here are a some suggestions for topics that you may want to cover when describing your area:
-- nearby schools? international schols? -- do many expats live in the area? -- activities for families or single expats? -- proximity to city or areas where most expats work? -- typical housing (sizes, costs, yards/no yards, etc.) -- parks and recreation areas? -- nightlife and restaurants? -- safety and crime issues? -- do you need a car? -- basic amenities?