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We asked expats how they chose their neighborhood and found a place to live. They answered...

"There are several different options for finding a place to live in England. A good place to start is online classifieds sites such as Rightmove or Zoopla, where you can browse through hundreds of listings and narrow down your search by location, budget and preference. You can also search general property websites such as OnTheMarket, which provides details of rental and buying prices in a local area, or visit local estate agents or letting agents who will be able to provide information on properties in your desired area. Word of mouth may be another avenue to explore when searching for a place to live in England; ask friends or family members who may have information on available properties. Some estate agents also hold open house viewings that can be useful if you’d like to view properties in person," said a member in UK.

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"We chose our neighborhood based upon an area that a friend was already living in and recommendations from other US expats. About a month prior to our move, we came to London on a flat-hunting trip. With our relocation agent, we looked at about 20 flats in three different areas (St Johns Wood, Notting Hill/Holland Park, Kensington) over a two day period," remarked another expat who made the move to London, UK.

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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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