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

"Finding a place to live in India can be an exciting endeavor given the diverse cultures and climates of the country. To begin, research different cities and regions in India to find one that best fits your lifestyle and budget. Consider if you’d prefer a bustling city like Mumbai or a more rural area like Goa. Once you find a place that your interested in living, find short-term accommodations for the time being such as a hotel, hostel, or Airbnb. Having a short-term accommodation near your prospective area of residence will give you a better idea of the local housing prices, amenities, and services. Additionally, it will help you network with real estate agents and landlords in the area to get the best deal on a long-term rental or purchase. You may also search on expat forums or websites like MagicBricks and 99acres to connect with other expats who are looking for a similar living situation. Lastly, utilize local resources like newspapers and other advertisement sites to find potential places to rent or buy. All in all, doing research, networking and utilizing local resources can help you find the perfect place to live in India," remarked another expat in India.

"We live in Powai; I chose the area by finding the middle spot on the map between my husband's office commute and my kids' school bus ride," said a member in Mumbai, India.

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