Expats moving to Reading, a town in the southeast of England, will find a place that is home to a diverse, well-educated and creative population.

Reading is a thriving commercial hub with a strong involvement in Britain’s information technology and insurance sectors. Thanks to the city's rapid rate of growth it has a rather buoyant housing market with new developments constantly being built. Entrepreneurs are also starting to see value in the city and choosing it as a good alternative business location to the oversaturated London market.

The lifestyle in Reading is never dull, with a lively music and arts scene –  not to mention the famous Reading Festival each summer. There’s also a small range of museums and art galleries to keep residents busy, and those that enjoy sport will find that there are plenty of ways to keep fit. 

Those moving to Reading with children will be pleased to know that it’s home to a number of high-performing schools. While there are no international schools in the town itself, there are many in nearby London that offer boarding options. The town is also home to the University of Reading, a redbrick institution that’s especially good for students interested in studying climate change.

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