One of Hungary's great natural wonders is the unique Puszta landscape that runs from the River Danube to the Romanian border. Known locally as "The Capital of the Puszta", Kecskemet is a major cultural, economic and social center in this region. It is also one of the most beautiful cities in the country – and that's saying a lot – with a rich architectural heritage and picturesque immediate environs of orchards and vineyards. The city is home to just under 115,000 people and expats living in Kecskemet the city will find it is vibrant but manageable. Sights for expatriates in Kecskemet to look out for include the Kecskemet City Hall, with its traditional folk art, and the Cifra Palace, a splendid Art Nouveau building containing two hundred years of Hungarian art. The city, being in the heart of a productive region, also has wealth of cuisine simply waiting to be discovered, and expats living in Kecskemet with a love of nature have a unique and beautiful landscape to explore right on their doorstep.
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The city is directly connected to Budapest, Hungary's stunning capital, by one of the country's main roads, the E75. Expats moving to Kecskemet will generally fly into Budapest and then take one of the hourly buses directly to the city or drive a car to Kecskemet. For more adventurous expatriates moving to Kecskemet, it is even possible to enter Hungary by train from surrounding countries. There is plenty more information on expatriation in general on our website, some of it written by InterNations members, which you might like to browse for ideas and tips. You might also like get in touch with local global minds and expatriates living in Kecskemet before you arrive. You can do this through the InterNations forums and private messages – it's a popular way to get information on host cities and maybe even self-organize local meet-ups with fellow expats in Kecskemet.
You can expect to find life as an expatriate working in Kecskemet both lively and comfortable. The city's beauty and cultural richness makes it an inspiring location in which to be based, while the surrounding landscape and direct connections to Budapest and other major cities makes it an incredibly well-placed city. Kecskemet's economy has a dynamism that has been boosted by Mercedes-Benz deciding to build one of its largest plants there, employing many and giving city dwellers a major feather for their caps. You should find settling in as an expat working in Kecskemet easy and comfortable, and for more information and advice on expatriation, you can always browse the Expat Magazine on the InterNations website – we cover all sorts of topics, from expat finance to cross-cultural communication – to help making settling in even easier.