Evansville, the capital of Vandenburgh County, is situated around a one-hundred-and-eighty-degree loop of the Ohio River in southwest Indiana. The city forms the cultural, medical and commercial hub of a tri-state area including Illinois and Kentucky. Known as “the River City”, Evansville is situated in a shallow valley amidst low rolling hills. The Mesker Park Zoo and Botanic Gardens are situated in the hills to the west, whilst the eastern side of Evansville is protected by levees from flooding. With a sub-tropical climate, Evansville has hot and humid summers and cold winters. The city can offer some sixty-five municipal parks, including the Wesselman Woods Nature Reserve which has wildlife observation areas. Expats in Evansville may enjoy many cycling and walking trails, including the city-encircling Pigeon Creek Greenway Passage, which forms part of the American Discovery Trail. Evansville is a relatively quiet and safe city to live in as an expatriate, with a neighborly population. A thriving casino area operates on the Ohio River, with plenty of restaurants and bars. Expats living in Evansville should consider registering with InterNations, a global network of expatriates living in all corners of the earth. Our online expat community offers the opportunity to network with expats living in the same city or nearby area for networking, friendship and self-organized social gatherings.
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A regional airport serves Evansville, and there are good transport links throughout the city with the Metropolitan Evansville Transit System bus service covering all neighborhoods. As a United States Customs Port of Entry, shipping of international cargo up the Ohio River is possible right into the city itself, making it an option to consider prior to your relocation to Evansville. Renting an apartment or property is considered appropriate for an expatriate moving to Evansville, though real estate is within the mid-range of US property prices if you would prefer to purchase preferred house. Moving to a new country is often beset with difficulties, and the relocation process itself takes careful planning to ensure shipping deadlines are met and travel arrangements are in place. For general advice on relocating, the InterNations exclusive Expat Magazine covers a broad range of subjects in its many articles, and should help with planning your move to Evansville. Including articles written by expatriates with experience of relocating to a foreign country, the magazine should be consulted before your move to Evansville, and referred to as necessary on arrival. Specific questions relating to moving to the United States or Evansville itself are furthermore best answered by posting onto one the InterNations forums, and through networking you can establish contact with others who have moved to Indiana as well.
Evansville is regarded as the hub of the tri-state economy of Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois. Rich in natural resources, expats in Evansville will find a major employers in the coal, oil, gas and nuclear industries. Major companies have regional operations in Evansville, and the city is home to several corporate headquarters. Many manufacturing industries are also based in Evansville, including steel production. The city is furthermore the commercial and medical hub of southwest Indiana, as well as its cultural hub. Socializing with fellow InterNations expats working in Evansville is the ideal way to make new friends and business acquaintances. The Ohio River is used by locals for pleasure boating, and a visit to the "Tropicana Evansville" riverboat casino, with its many nearby restaurants, should certainly be able to break the ice! Cultural attractions in the city for expatriates working in Evansville furthermore include the Reitz Home Museum and the Angel Mounds Prehistoric Site.