Quezon city, often referred to as ‘QC’ or ‘The City of the Stars’ is a bustling metropolis that has been part of the lifeblood of the Philippines for decades. Quezon City is a great destination for expatriates and tourists alike, with its many sights and attractions, including a nearby national park that shows off the beautiful rural scenery the Philippines has to boast. Those who stay longer in the city, however, will notice that it is a largely catholic area, with a unique variation in the city’s different sectors. Many expats living in Quezon City have noticed that due to the city being formed from a group of different towns, you can experience slices of all different kinds of Filipino life from one side of Quezon to the other. The man behind this great plan, the second president of the Philippines - Manuel Quezon, is even enshrined here in the Memorial Circle for tourists and residents to visit. Connect with other expatriates in Quezon City and wider Philippines via the InterNations community - the largest global network of its kind hosting forums with many networking and socializing opportunities, and a wealth of online information for expats living in Quezon City and across the world.
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For expatriates considering a new home in Quezon City, there are plenty of reasons to explore further - the many different areas in the city are a great asset, and if you don’t know which one to live in, be sure to look around during a first trip to the city before moving to Quezon City for good. Quezon is served by an international airport, and the different sections that make up the largest city in the Philippines are well connected by city rail and sky train, or buses and taxis throughout Quezon’s many main roads. Plenty of the locals and expats living in Quezon City tend to jump in a jeepney or hop on a bike to save money and beat the rush hour traffic. For other great tips on living in Quezon City and moving to the area, take a look at the InterNations community; alongside our Expat Magazine and networking opportunities, we have a wealth of user-contributed content from members all over the world, freely sharing their expertise on life abroad.
The Cubao area of the city is where all the economic action happens, but it’s also great for markets, shopping, and festivities - being the center of many big city festivals, and with an amusement park to boot. If you’re an expatriate family, Quezon City has a number of good schools, universities and colleges to choose from, and there are nearby cities (such as Venezuela City and Manila) that are equally as prosperous and interesting for entrepreneurs and students. Like in most big cities, there is a great wealth of things to do, investments to make, and earning opportunities. To eat, relax and party like a local after work, head to the Tomas Morato area of the city to dine, drink, and dance. For more information on business and employment for expatriates working in Quezon City, take a look at the InterNations content section, and check out our many forums and discussion groups for networking opportunities.