How close-knit is the expat community in this area? How do I get involved with it?

The expat community in Houston is not as tight-knit as in some cities. However, there are many organizations for those interested in meeting others with similar interests or those from specific parts of the world.

Chambers of Commerce (i.e. the British - American Chamber of Commerce) are popular with expatriate professionals.
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Beside expat groups, what is the best way to make social connections outside of work?

Most expats socialize with neighbors, colleagues, friends or family from home. Many find friends at the nearby country club or social club. Places of worship are another good place to meet people.
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Where can I meet other singles in this city?

Most singles meet others at bars and clubs or through friends and colleagues.
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Are there any unique networking opportunities for accompanying partners?

Accompanying partners can often network through social clubs or through schools, if they have children.
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