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    When first moving to Washington, D.C., I didn't know many people outside of the office. InterNations has changed that with some exciting events.

Living in Paterson, New Jersey

Paterson is the third largest city in New Jersey, and is located in the New York Metropolitan Area. It is a thriving and diverse city which is also known by its nickname as ‘the Silk City’, as a result of it being a major producer of silk during the 19th century. There are a number of attractions in the city, and expats living in Paterson will be able to visit sights such as the Lambert Castle, also known as Belle Vista, as well as the Great Falls National Historical Park, whilst the Eastside Park Historic District features a number of homes with unique architecture and is registered as an important historic location. There are also plenty of opportunities for shopping and leisure, and the city is within easy reach of New York City as well as other major cities in New Jersey.

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  • Anyone for a High School Exchange Program?
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    Sep 30, 8:05 AM
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    Hi James! Thanks for your help James, I'll call you tomorow

  • Anybody in Morris County?
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    Hi Lora, not an expat but work in Florham Park in my own accounting and tax practice, so plenty to see and do in the area.

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    Dec 20, 1:33 AM
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    Hey there, the organizer (Sue) for the previous Internations dinner back in early December is also from the UK. I am from Canada and this was my first Christmas in the US too. Sue and I were talking …

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Moving to Paterson

The cost of living in Paterson is considered to be lower than the US average, with many affordable housing options. Getting around the city is easy for expatriates moving to Paterson, with a wide bus network as well as rail services connecting the city to other parts of New Jersey. The city has a number of schools, ideal for expats with families relocating to Paterson as well as being home to Passaic County Community College. Paterson has a similar climate to other locations in New Jersey which tends to feature hot, humid summers whilst the winters are much cooler. Any expatriate moving to Paterson may benefit from joining InterNations, a fantastic online community where expats from all over the world can network and connect in order to share information about different cities and may be able to provide those new to Paterson with useful information about the city as well as the State of New Jersey and the US in general.

Working in Paterson

Paterson is placed in a great location for commuting to other cities in New Jersey, as well as New York. The city itself has seen a decline in major industries, although there are opportunities for expatriates working in Paterson to work in areas such as finance, manufacturing and others, with a number of small, but thriving businesses in the area. Other areas for work include education, healthcare as well as the tourism industry due to the city’s large number of historic buildings. There are also a number of large malls and retail parks located near Paterson which offer employment in the retail and leisure industry. Expats in Paterson who are looking for work may be able to find valuable information about opportunities in the city by signing up to InterNations, a growing expat community with members from over 190 different nations who could offer insights and advice regarding work, housing and more, providing a helpful and reassuring resource for those new to a city.

  • Brian Norris

    When first moving to Washington, D.C., I didn't know many people outside of the office. InterNations has changed that with some exciting events.

  • Caroline Stiles

    In such an international city such as Washington, D.C. InterNations holds great events for everyone to network and enjoy themselves.

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