If you have already made the move or currently only thinking about living in Crawley, it can be a good idea to get acquainted with the area before you arrive, and then thoroughly explore you r new home once you have landed on English soil. Situated in West Sussex, England, Crawley is a large town that is brimming with opportunity. Known as the 'city of the red devils', there are plenty of activities you can try out as soon as you arrive. As with many of the English towns and cities, Crawley’s churches are brilliant examples of old British architecture and each church has a fascinating story to tell. The 13th century St John Baptist's church in the center of the town is stunning to look at, both inside and out. Expats in Crawley who feel they need to take some time out from bustling urban life, can also take a short trip to the Buchan County Park and relax by the former hammer ponds and the imposing, but beautiful, old trees.
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You might be an expat moving to Crawley specifically on a work placement, you might be looking to begin a new life with your family in a fun and exciting new country, or you might be looking to develop a business abroad. Whatever your reason for becoming an expatriate, the InterNations community can help you to achieve your goals. Many people move to Crawley because of its proximity to London, as it is only 28 miles and as such only a short train journey away. Crawley is surrounded by many smaller towns and villages, each depicting a slice of English countryside life. Nevertheless, you might still have questions about Crawley. On InterNations’ discussion groups there are ongoing conversations on various topics such as jobs and professions, geography and environment, science and technology, the internet, lifestyle and fashion, and travel. If you can't find the answer to your query within these discussions or existing forum threads, you can leave a post of your own and wait for a response - you're bound to receive a reply in no time at all from helpful expats living in Crawley or across the globe.
Working in Crawley can be a strange experience at first, especially if you have never visited the city, or the country, before. InterNations’ Expat Magazine has numerous articles on all things epxat, some submitted by InterNations members and others penned by the in-house staff. One specific article in the Expat Magazine details, for example, the positive outcomes of working abroad as an expatriate: Living in Crawley as an expat, your language and communication skills will surely increase dramatically, your confidence levels will go through the roof, you might be offered a promotion after you're done with your work period abroad, and you most certainly will have an excellent addition to your CV. Originally, Crawley used to be mostly a market town, but today jobs can be found in all sorts of industries, such as shopping and retail, services and commerce.