Stamford is one of the largest cities in Connecticut, and is one of the major economic centers in the area outside of New York due to the large presence of the finance industry in the city. Known as the 'city that works', there is plenty to offer expats living in Stamford. Some of the city's most popular attractions include the Stamford Museum and Nature Center which includes works by Gutzon Borglum, Cummings Park which is a large public beach, as well as others such as Cove Island Park, the Stamford Center for the Arts and many others. Expats living in Stamford will also be able to enjoy the city's thriving arts and entertainment scene, with a number of live music venues, orchestras, theaters, cinemas and more. There are also opportunities for shopping and leisure activities whilst the city is well equipped for sports.
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Stamford is a popular city for expats and whilst the cost of living is comparable to other large cities, the wages can also be high. Expats moving to Stamford will find that the city benefits from warm summers with cooler winters, which is when rainfall and snow tend to occur. Stamford has excellent transport links, with commuter metro stops to New York and the surrounding area whilst there are also high speed trains to other major cities on the east coast of the US such as Boston and Washington DC. The city itself offers an extensive bus route as part of its local public transport network. For expatriates moving to Stamford with families, the city boasts a number of schools whilst also benefiting from having a number of university campuses in the city. For more detailed information about life as an expat in Stamford, individuals could benefit from joining InterNations, a dedicated website for expats and the largest online expatriate network worldwide. On this platform, members can socialize and network with like-minded people and, for example, share advice and information about the experience of moving to a new city.
Stamford is known for being one of the largest financial centers in the area after New York and expats working in Stamford will find a number of opportunities in this area with a number of large businesses and Fortune 500 companies forming some of the city's most notable employers. Other major companies with locations in the city include WWE, Tasty Bite, Crane Co and more, providing a number of opportunities. Expatriates working in Stamford may also find themselves employed in areas such as health and public services, education and the retail industry. To get useful information about what it's like to work and to find work in Stamford, expats in Stamford should join InterNations where they can connect and network with fellow expats and share information about finding work as well as get advice on other subjects such as housing, transport, culture and education from those who can help them settle into city life.