Interesting facts to know before moving to New York
February 2, 2016
New York is one of the most popular and desirable destinations, attracting young and senior expats from around the world. Good job opportunities and low cost of living are some of the reasons why families decide to relocate in this amazing city. The Big Apple has a history based on American immigration and this is witnessed in the diverse communities throughout the city.
The city never sleeps
Expats moving to the city will find themselves at the heart of the word’s economy. At first this can be overwhelming as everything moves at a fast pace. New York is an international hub and home to much of the world’s economy. Versatile and cosmopolitan it appeals to the young and the old.
The rewards of adjusting to the energetic lifestyle, include a high standard of living and a city with endless cultural attractions from the statue of liberty, to 5th Avenue.
There’s no better place in USA to explore the nightlife, restaurants, theatre, museums, chic apartments and diverse international population.
The city’s well-established public transportation network makes it easy to get around. The subway operates 24/7 with buses and commuter trains for those travelling to places that are a little further afield.
Healthcare isn’t free in the USA, expats moving to New York will have to ensure they have invested in a fully comprehensive health insurance plan. This will allow them to take advantage of leading healthcare facilities in New York.
Families moving to New York with children will find there are a whole range of international schooling options in the city which have been established over time to serve the city’s large expat community. Fees are high and space at the most popular schools is limited, so it’s best to research suitable schools before relocating.
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