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Living in Saint Paul
Saint Paul, the capital of Minnesota, is located near to Minneapolis, with which it forms part of the heavily populated area of Saint Paul-Minneapolis. It is known as “The Silver City” as well as by various other nicknames and expats in Saint Paul will soon discover that it is home to various attractions. These include, for example, the Minnesota Children’s Museum, a destination featuring seven galleries, all designed to provide an exceptionally stimulating and interactive environment for children. It is also famous for being the home of the Xcel Energy Center, its Science Museum and the headquarters of Ecolab. Reading is a popular pastime amongst those living in Saint Paul, being one of the only areas in the US that has seen a recent increase in the circulation of newspapers.
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Moving to Saint Paul
You can prepare yourself for moving to this part of the American Midwest by seeking out tips from fellow expats living in Saint Paul or other parts of Minnesota via InterNations. If you’re moving from abroad you may find relocating to Saint Paul to be a daunting or thrilling opportunity. The InterNations Expat Magazine was set up to help those living or working away from home to read up on issues affecting expatriates. If you’re moving to Saint Paul and are looking for contemporary-style housing, you will be perhaps best served by Lowertown, where most the modern builds can be found. If you’re working in Saint Paul you can join in with the online chat via the discussion groups, where topics such as jobs, geography, sport, food, and arts are discussed, with the InterNations forums allowing you to socialize, network or seek advice from fellow expatriates.
Working in Saint Paul
More and more people have to relocate in order to find the employment opportunities they need. Being the home of many big-name employers means that Saint Paul attracts staff from not only across the US but from all corners of the globe. Some of the biggest employers in the area include 3M and St Jude Medical, a company specializing in the manufacturing of healthcare devices. The sportswear retailer Gander Mountain has also provided a large number of people living in Saint Paul with jobs. Saint Paul has furthermore a prestigious history as a military and trading settlement, and many an expatriate arrived here from Eastern Europe, Mexico and Scandinavia. The capital of Minnesota is the home of various expats working in Saint Paul, and you can use InterNations to arrange get-togethers with like-minded internationals.
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