Categories for Expatriates in the USA

Amazing Private Boarding School in Atlanta

Recently I had the pleasure of visiting Brandon Hall, the only boarding school in Atlanta which also includes a day school just a few miles from Atlanta’s north perimeter. Driving thru an established community of beautiful homes on a two lane road, I almost pasted the gated driveway winding back ...

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10 Ways to Delay a Closing

  You really don’t want to do this do you?  I mean, delay the closing?  Not a good idea.  Can cause massive problems for you and your Atlanta Real Estate Consultant.   Not submitting the requested docs to your local Atlanta loan officer. Not signing the e-docs sent to you.  Nothing can happen until your application  is complete. Choosing one of those on-line lenders where you can never get ahold of the loan officer and ...

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Atlanta Grows Not Only Film But Data Too

Did you know that Atlanta is considered the Silicon Valley of the South?  An excellent article written by Kay Hocutt in the Atlanta Business Chronicle lists some of the reasons: “Atlanta, home to 13,000 tech companies, is well positioned right in the top ten (of top data center markets). What ...

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Atlanta’s Welcome

Everybody loves “free”.  When you move to your new neighborhood you will receive a mailing package called The Welcomemat™.  This oversized envelope is full of gift certificates to local businesses designed specifically to introduce you to your neighborhood retailers and service providers. what a great way to explore those local businesses, take advantage of their generosity and sample ...

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Expatriates Guide To Atlanta

For many decades, New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles have been the top US cities for foreign nationals looking to live abroad—or even for those looking to obtain citizenship. In recent years, the ATL is giving these major metropolises a run for their money—meaning there is a growing need to ...

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Speak French? Check out Meet-Up

Friends of the Alliance francaise is one of the most active French social groups around.  They organize dinners at French restaurants, music events, and drinks.  Upcoming in February: Nikolai’s Roof 255 Courtland Street Northeast, Atlanta, GA (map)   Nikolai’s Roof is located on the 30th (top) floor of the Hilton ...

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European Traditions in Atlanta

There are many German companies here in Georgia and add a multiplier for the number of German-speaking residents.  Finally a Christkindlmarkt has surfaced!  This year for the first time we have a good start to a growing project.  My daughter, living in Edinburgh, Scotland, reported to me several years ago ...

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Moving to a new country

Having lived outside of my home country for approximately 20 years, I understand what a challenging transition it can be facing a different culture at any point in time of a life. Perhaps you are single and are looking for friends or people to hang out with outside of work. ...

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