High Wycombe is a large town in the southern English country of Buckinghamshire. With a population of approximately 120,000, it is a bustling center of industry and a busy market town, with a market that has been held in the center since the Middle Ages. Known traditionally for furniture production, the town and the local football team are sometimes referred to as 'The Chairboys'. Expats living in High Wycombe will find the city's pace of life comfortable and local amenities good, with plenty of heritage to explore and a lively cultural scene. The Guildhall has stood in the town center since the mid 1700s, and local points of interest include the Wycombe Museum and Hughenden Manor, a grand Victorian mansion that once was home to Benjamin Disraeli, a famous British Prime Minister. And the local 'Transition Town High Wycombe' initiative is one of several movements around the country towards greater environmental and community spirit.
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The town is relatively close to London and consequently enjoys very good transport links for expatriates moving to High Wycombe to choose from. The central railway station connects High Wycombe to London, as well as to nearby airports including London Heathrow, one of the busiest in the world. There is also a coach service from the town to London Stansted and regular buses to Heathrow and other major towns. We have plenty of additional general information on expatriation for expats moving to High Wycombe to browse on the InterNations website, with our Expat Magazine offering a collection of articles on subjects ranging from international insurance and finance to working abroad. And to give you a more 'on the ground' idea of what life as an expatriate will entail, we also have a number of pieces written by InterNations members, which are often replete with useful hints, tips and insights into expatriation and living abroad.
The local economy is less dominated by furniture production than it once was, although the town's recently established Buckinghamshire New University continues the town's furniture heritage through its educational programs. As an expat working in High Wycombe, you will find that this comfortable and relaxed community has a strongly industrious spirit – the town's crest bears the motto 'Industria ditat', or 'Industry enriches'. After hours, there are plenty of charming local restaurants and traditional English pubs for expats working in High Wycombe to relax in. if you would like to get in touch with your local international community, you can contact expatriates living in High Wycombe and nearby on the InterNations website's platform. This is a popular way for expats around the world to find other global minds, organize meet-ups or simply chit-chat about the latest local and global news.