InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates with over a million members worldwide. They can use the online forums as platforms to connect and interact with other expatriates in Bolton and around the globe. Already established expats have been through the experience and are full of useful hints and tips. Additionally, the Expat Magazine section of the site is brimming with essential information to help each new expatriate with their move and will settle many of the worries that people have. Bolton is a cosmopolitan town in the heart of North West England and, ten miles outside the city of Manchester, it is still within the city boundaries. Formerly a mill town, the textile heritage is evident in the shopping centers and old town streets filled with vibrant shops and cafes. Two of Bolton’s most famous sons are the comedian, Peter Kay and Amir Khan, the boxer; Bolton has a strong sporting heritage. The football team, Bolton Wanderers, play their home games at the famous Reebok Stadium and many other sporting national and international events are held there. Bolton is furthermore steeped in English history and has a strong cultural and social scene. It boasts museums and art galleries, the Octagon theatre, and when the sun goes down over the converted mills, Bolton’s nightlife is lively with bars and clubs.
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Bolton is a vibrant place to live. There are many internet cafes and bars to socialize where expatriates can use InterNations to meet and network both socially and on business related terms. InterNations has forums offering information to guide you through your move and to help you settle in your new home. With the cost of living in Bolton and in the North in general being lower than the capital, housing is affordable with many desirable refurbished feature mill apartments. Travel to and from the nearby city is easy and affordable with superb train, bus and tram availability. There are several bus services and the town is served by Northern Rail with both busses and trains running to and from the city every ten minutes, making not only moving to Bolton, but life in the city in general easier.
Bolton is a university town with a population of 262,400. It is undergoing a ten year regeneration plan and is a thriving workplace for both white and blue collar workers with many new companies opening every month. Relocating to Bolton, and settling into a new career is a smooth process with InterNations. There are many storage facilities in the town and there is housing available to both rent and buy, offering something to suit any household. The town has excellent schooling and transportation links and through members on the InterNations forums there is always somebody to advise and help with visa and documentation enquiries. There are many new job opportunities with generous salaries. With the help of InterNations, now is the optimum time to begin a new life in Bolton.