You know that Living Abroad’s International Relocation Center provides reports for destinations around the world. But did you know that the IRC also offers in-depth coverage of these 46 metropolitan areas in the United States?
We are proud to announce the addition of two new U.S. cities: Portland, Oregon and Honolulu, Hawaii.
Portland is located on the banks of the Willamette and Columbia rivers, on the northern border of the Pacific Northwest state of Oregon. The city of Portland has over 600,000 residents, and the metropolitan area has over two million residents in seven counties.
Since the nineteenth century, Portland has been a key location for fishing, shipping, and timber industries. The end of the twentieth century brought the addition of the technology industry, and an economic surge which continues to affect many aspects of day to day life.
The region’s lush greenery and rugged mountains have inspired many of its residents to maintain active lifestyles and adhere to eco-friendly principles. Local cuisine, culture, and social life have benefitted from tolerant attitudes and affinities for the unconventional.
Portland’s economic progress, natural beauty, creative ideals, and innovative thinking ensure that its growth will continue.
Honolulu, on the southeastern coast of the island of Oahu, is the most remote major city on the globe, located 3200km/2000mi west of the continental United States. The city is densely populated. One million residents, 80 percent of Hawaii’s overall population, live within Honolulu’s 177 sq km/68.2 sq mi.
Isolated from the rest of the world for centuries, the rediscovery of Hawaii in the late 18th century was considered important for trade and defense purposes. Hawaii was annexed to the United States as a territory in 1900 and became its fiftieth state in 1959.
Spectacular views, rich traditions, legendary beaches, tremendous biodiversity, opportunities for business growth, a multicultural population, and some of the most temperate climates in the world make Honolulu a favored destination for many kinds of visitors.
Our 46 metropolitan areas are:
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Charlotte, North Carolina
NEW IN 2018: Honolulu, Hawaii
Las Vegas, Nevada
Los Angeles, California
New Haven, Connecticut
New Orleans, Louisiana
New York, New York
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
NEW IN 2018: Portland, Oregon
Princeton, New Jersey
Providence, Rhode Island
Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina
San Antonio, Texas
San Diego, California
San Francisco, California
San Jose, California
Washington, District of Columbia
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
These reports are designed for newcomers within the United States, and for newcomers from abroad. Topics include:
Clubs and organizations
Activities and entertainment
Public and private schools
Telecommunication and utilities
Even a move or business trip within a country can mean challenges and cultural adjustments for your employees. Living Abroad’s U.S. city reports can equip them for success.
Written by Erin Fitzgerald, GMS – International Content Manager, Living Abroad