Elk Grove is a Californian city of some 150,000 people, although don’t expect that number to stay put. The sunny city has gained itself a reputation in recent years as the fastest growing city in the United States, and it won’t take long for expatriates living in Elk to realize why. Situated in the heartlands of California, the city combines a buzzing economic scene with a charming historic downtown city center. There’s plenty for expats living in Elk Grove to explore, with elegant period buildings like the Hasman General Store Building, pedestrianized streets and the Elk Grove regional park, an exuberant city park with appeal for professionals and families alike. Around the city, various nature trails have won awards and any expatriate in Elk Grove will be well placed to explore the famous Californian countryside.
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Despite having only been incorporated as a city in the year 2000, Elk Grove is developing rapidly. The city has a small, privately run airport but most expats moving to Elk Grove will more than likely arrive by road. The city is served by a good selection of coach services and its close proximity to San Francisco and California's capitol, Sacramento, makes this a very accessible city. Expatriates moving to Elk Grove can get plenty of general information on expatriation from the Expat Magazine on the InterNations website, which offers a series of articles covering topics from expat finance and insurance to living abroad. You can also get a taste of how other expatriates have found living and working in an international location on the InterNations website, which has a good collection of content written by our members. Of course, this manageable Californian city is a comfortable and welcoming destination and expats moving here should find themselves settling in easily and quickly.
The city’s burgeoning population is a great opportunity for new businesses, as is the local government’s commitment to providing business support in the city. Expatriates working in Elk Grove will find the city a comfortable and stimulating environment and only a short drive or bus journey away, the city of Sacramento is a great place to go to unwind and enjoy a larger urban environment. Expats working in Elk Grove may, of course, want to get in touch with other global minds and find the city's international community. The discussion groups and private message system on the InterNations website are the easiest way to do this, and our members often organize meet-ups or socialize in this way. And after all, what better place to meet other expatriates than the fastest growing city in the United States?