Warrington is a large town located in Cheshire, and has the benefit of being closely located to some of the UK’s major cities such as Liverpool, Chester and Manchester. Warrington has a long history dating back to the Romans, and is often known as "The Wire", because of its history as a center for steel production. Expats living in Warrington will be able to explore the area’s many sights and attractions including Norton Priory Museum and Gardens as well as the Gulliver's World Theme Park, which is located in Old Hall. Other local entertainments which expatriates living in Warrington will be able to enjoy include live music and theater as well as annual festivals such as the Croft Carnival, the Stockton Heath Arts Festival and the Glazebury Gala. Warrington also offers a number of shops, restaurants and bars providing plenty of retail and leisure opportunities.
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The cost of living in Warrington is considered affordable, with a range of housing options for expats moving to Warrington who are considering renting or buying properties. Like the rest of the UK, Warrington has a maritime climate featuring warm, often hot summers and cold, wet winters. Getting around Warrington is easy thanks to a wide public transport network consisting of buses and trains, with link the city to other parts of the UK and areas such as London, whilst Liverpool and Manchester airports are also closely located. In terms of education, expatriates moving to Warrington will find a number of recommended public and private schools as well as colleges for further education. Expats new to Warrington will benefit from signing up to InterNations and taking advantage of its expatriation related content, including the Expat Magazine. The website also features fantastic forum pages in which expats may be able to seek advice and share information with fellow expatriates about all aspects of life in Warrington.
Warrington has a diverse economy, and whilst many of its residents choose to commute to nearby cities, the town also offers a number of opportunities. Expats working in Warrington will find that the town’s major employers include health care, public services and education whilst local businesses offer the chance to work in finance, technology and other industries. Warrington has a thriving retail industry, being the location of the UK’s first IKEA store as well as several large shopping areas, which may be able to provide further work opportunities for expats living in Warrington. To get more information about working in Warrington, expatriates may wish to consider joining InterNations. The website features a growing online community made up of expats from over 190 different nations, with whom any expatriate in Warrington can easily network and socialize via InterNations.