< Back How close-knit is the expat community in this area? How do I get involved with it? Beside expat groups, what is the best way to make social connections outside of work? Where can I meet other singles in this city? Are there any unique networking opportunities for accompanying partners? How close-knit is the expat community in this area? How do I get involved with it? In Mexico City, there are various organizations for expatriates, depending on a particular national community. These organizations can provide a very good start for expatriates who are new to the area and they are a great place to meet people, share experiences and learn all the little details involved in making the adjustment to Mexico. Many of these organizations are very well run and they offer a broad choice of activities, including excursions both within and beyond Mexico City, charity and fundraising, sports activities, private support groups, language learning and much more. Some popular organizations for expatriates: Newcomers Club: An extensive and well-organized association for newcomers to Mexico. It's a great link to dozens of clubs covering a broad spectrum of interests. Newcomers meetings are held the second Friday of each month at the Greek Orthodox Church in Lomas Hipodromo. Newcomers Office: Union Church Paseo de la Reforma 1870, Room: 205 Col. Lomas Chapultepec Tel/fax: 5520-6912 American Society of Mexico: Serving as an important referral organization for social and civic groups in Mexico. Monte Escandinavos 405, Lomas de Chapultepec Tel: 5202-4600, 5202-4419 British and Commonwealth Club: Aims to serve the needs of the British and Commonwealth community in Mexico. Rio de la Plata 30, Colonia Cuauhtémoc Tel: 5256-0901, 5256-1145 Club Asturiano: A Spanish club Arquímedes 4, Colonia Polanco Tel: 5281-0024 Mexican-Japanese Association: Fujiyama 144, Lomas Chapultepec Tel: 5593-1333 Scandinavian Association of México: Presa Salinillas 178, Colonia Irrigación Tel: 5557-1625 ↑ Top Beside expat groups, what is the best way to make social connections outside of work? There are many ways to meet people in Mexico City, from social scenes to volunteering at one of the many charities. Mexicans are social by nature and the restaurants, bars, and nightclubs reflect that. One of the first things most expatriates notice is how the social life of the locals is the key aspect of life in Mexico City. Mexico City offers some of the best variety and quality of cuisine in the world. If you're planning a night on the town, you won't be disappointed. You'll find an abundance of restaurants, bars and nightclubs to choose from. Another good way to meet people is by joining a health club (gym). No matter what your game, you'll find the right gym or sports club that best suits your needs. Some clubs even offer horseback riding and golf—you name it, we've got it! There are also a large number of charities operating in Mexico. For the most part, they are well organized and run by foreigners. Some charities help disadvantaged children with their educational and medical expenses; some help poor families by providing them with food, toys and clothing; and some help disabled people, the homeless, the elderly, and orphans. ↑ Top Where can I meet other singles in this city? Mexico City offers an abundance of opportunities to meet with other singles, either through volunteering, sports activities, dining or dancing. ↑ Top Are there any unique networking opportunities for accompanying partners? Partners can also meet people by joining a group or volunteering their time to a local organization and/or charity. This is a great way to get out and meet new people. ↑ Top IMPORTANT NOTE: Crown Relocations has made every effort to present accurate information. However, regulations, rates and other variables are subject to change and Crown Relocations cannot accept responsibility for the errors that might result. Should you have any questions or need additional information, please contact your local Crown representative.