Toledo is the fourth largest city in the state of Ohio and is home to a mix of nationalities. Situated on the bank of the Maumee River, it has more than 287,000 residents and is famed for its production of glass products. Expats in Toledo who like art will enjoy living in Toledo as the city has a number of interesting sites, including the Museum of Art - which features works by Henry Moore and Willem de Kooning – and the Center for Visual Arts, a four-story glass building opened in 1993. At InterNations, we understand that moving to Toledo, or any foreign city for that matter, may be a difficult step. Making expat life easier is after all, the reason why InterNations was created. As such, the user contributed articles on our site will give you a first-hand insight into how others have adapted to life in the United States. And InterNations of course also offers the newly arrived expat in Toledo plenty of opportunities to socialize, network and seek advice from fellow expatriates via the forums and private messages system on InterNations.
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Toledo is rapidly expanding and much of the city has undergone significant regeneration in recent years. In particular, the old downtown area has been vastly improved and now provides those relocating to Toledo with a number of sports entertainment options. These include, for example, the new Huntingdon Center, a purpose built arena that is home to the Toledo Walleye ice hockey team and the place to go for concerts. Another popular destination for sport loving expatriates in Toledo is the Fifth Third Field, a 10,000 capacity baseball stadium. With more than one million members worldwide, InterNations can be a great resource for information and advice to those moving to Toledo. Our forums are home to people who, like you, have moved to new pastures and they can help you get to grips with life abroad.
As its nickname suggests, "The City of Glass" is a key area for the manufacture of glass products. Expatriates looking for work in Toledo may find opportunities in this sector, with Pilkington, Owens Corning and Libbey Glass being major local employers. Motor manufacturing is also likely to offer some positions to expats living in Toledo, as General Motors and Chrysler both have major manufacturing plants in this Ohioan city. The by far biggest employer in the region, however, is the University of Toledo. With more than 23,000 students, the university has a strong reputation for public research and health sciences and will offer a number of opportunities to academics. If you are worried about working in Toledo and your new life abroad in general, the InterNations Expat Magazine is always a popular read for people moving to a new country. It offers general information on various expatriation related topics, from culture shock to expat finance and more.