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Flatts Village, Bermuda

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Jul 10, 2023

Summary: Expats, digital nomads and retirees discuss what it is like to live in Flatts Village, Bermuda: Cost of living, Finding a home, Meeting People and more.

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What do I need to know before moving to Flatts Village?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Flatts Village, they said:

"Flatts Village is a small, picturesque community located in the Smith's Parish of Bermuda. It is known for its charming, pastel-colored houses, lush gardens, and stunning views of the North Shore. Before moving to Flatts Village, expats should know that the cost of living in Bermuda is quite high, with housing, groceries, and utilities often costing significantly more than in other countries. This is due to the fact that most goods have to be imported to the island. English is the official language of Bermuda, but the local accent can sometimes be difficult to understand for newcomers. The currency used is the Bermudian dollar, which is pegged to the US dollar, and US dollars are widely accepted throughout the island. Bermuda has a subtropical climate, so expats moving from colder climates may need time to adjust to the heat and humidity. The island is also prone to hurricanes, particularly between June and November. Flatts Village is home to the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo, one of the main tourist attractions on the island. The village is also close to several beautiful beaches and nature reserves. Public transportation in Bermuda is reliable and includes buses and ferries. However, private car ownership is limited to one car per household, and cars are subject to size restrictions. Many locals and expats get around by scooter. Bermuda has a strong economy, largely based on offshore insurance and reinsurance, and tourism. Job opportunities for expats may be limited and work permits are required. Healthcare in Bermuda is of a high standard, but it can be expensive, and health insurance is a must. The island's main hospital is located in the capital, Hamilton, which is about a 15-minute drive from Flatts Village. Bermuda has a unique culture with a blend of British, American, Caribbean, and African influences. Cricket is the national sport and the island has a vibrant music and arts scene. Finally, Bermuda is a British Overseas Territory, and while it is self-governing, the UK is responsible for its defense and foreign affairs. Therefore, expats should familiarize themselves with both local Bermudian laws and regulations, as well as those that apply to British Overseas Territories," commented one expat who made the move to Flatts Village.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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