The American dream is the worldwide famous phenomenon. It means that no matter who you are, you have a chance to be successful in the USA. What we don’t hear that often is that quality of life is the best in the States. It is true that you may create your own success, but you must work hard for that. Also, you don’t get too much time off from your work. Therefore, you don’t enjoy that success that much. What we want to say here is that the quality of life is the best in Europe! That’s why we’re gonna present you here the best cities in Europe for relocation from the USA.
We didn’t pick only the places where you may earn ‘tonnes of euros’. It was one of our criteria. The other ones were the quality of life, the beauty of nature, possibility of having your own peace etc. So, here we are with the results of our research. Another thing to mention, just before the start, is that we interviewed many Americans offering them 10 top cities we chose to pick their best, and here we are with the top 3 destinations in Europe where the Americans thought they should move to.
Top 3 among the best cities in Europe for relocation from the USA:
- Porto, Portugal- Among the most beautiful cities of the Old Continent, welcoming foreigners, and therefore heaven for the immigrants from the Land Of Freedom.
- Bordeaux, France-European city rich with history and gastronomy, not so expensive, and yet beautiful place to live and enjoy in for those coming from the States.
- Basel, Switzerland- The American dream in terms of lifestyle in Europe. Cosmopolitan and multicultural city, with beautiful nature and great opportunities to earn money.
The belle of Europe among cities to move to from the USA- PORTO
We shall say that Porto reminds of San Francisco, so the Americans could get the picture at the beginning about this European city. There’s a saying in one movie (I can’t remember the title) that people in Portugal drink wine all day long, watch football (soccer for Americans) and cheerfully enjoy life. Porto is just the city from that sentence! The wines here are famous for quality and the taste all around the world. The football club was the continental champion. And there’s no way that you could find yourself not enjoying every single day.
To mention some more explicit things why we put Porto among the best cities in Europe for relocation from the USA: Nature here is beautiful. The Atlantic ocean is cold, but you’ll be hard to make the decision to leave the beach. In case you get lost in small streets of Porto, you won’t be disappointed. On contrary, you’ll be glad to enjoy the beauty of those small alleys as an American who migrated to Europe for such moments. You’ll feel the peace everywhere you move, wanting to share the love you’re experiencing just because you’re alive. And in case you want to have some meal at the restaurant, travel to some near city, or just enjoy nightlife- everything is affordable!
Another European beauty for American immigrants to enjoy- BORDEAUX
We’ll start the talk about Bordeaux with the fact that it was the best tourist destination in Europe for 2015! Is there any better way to explain why you should move there if it was voted the best place to visit for a vacation? Should an American move to live in the European city where you could feel like being on a vacation for the rest of your life? These questions are rhetorical. Just to let you know how great Bordeaux is. After we praised it so much, let’s tell you some less abstract information why Bordeaux earns such a reputation. And also why we put it among the best cities in Europe for relocation from the USA.
Bordeaux is between two completely different worlds. Laying on the Garonne river, it is near the coast of the ocean, and yet, it is very close to Dordogne. So you can choose what you like more. It is very near each other. Enjoy the nature you like! As in Porto, wines are tasty and quality here too. You’ve probably heard of famous wines from Bordeaux, no matter where you are from. Another great fact is that there hasn’t been a war here for more than a millennium! It means that the villages around Bordeaux weren’t demolished, but they are the same for hundreds of years!
Therefore, you’re able to enjoy the view, regardless of what you look at- the nature or the buildings. Enjoying terrific wine, and one of the greatest kitchens in Europe. And enjoy it every day. If you pick Bordeaux as the perfect place for you to move your home to from the USA. Bordeaux is waiting for you. And it’s waiting peacefully, for more than thousand years!
The best of top three European cities for the American expat’s job chances- Basel
Switzerland is planetary known as the stability of the economy. Basel is among the strongest cities in Switzerland. Therefore, should you even ask if you could find the job opportunity you’d like here? And in terms close to the American standard, when we’re talking about the salary. Also, you get to enjoy it in the completely contrary environment. Basel is a tiny city in Europe, without too much noise, with nature all around you. Not too much big cities, and much more houses, even in the centre of the city. If you’re afraid to be difficult to fit in European culture, don’t worry. Around 30% of Basel inhabitants are the expatriates, so you shouldn’t be that difficult to blend in. You’ll certainly find someone like you here.
If you’re still not sure that Basel is one of the best cities in Europe for relocation from the USA, let’s mention some more details. Everything around you is perfectly clear. At the centre of the city the same as in the wildest nature. Swiss take care of the hygiene very much. If you like walking along the river, here is the Rhine for you! Winter sports lover- The Alps are all around you. You just need to climb them. Whether you like a walk among mountain villages, skiing, or just a cup of tea looking at the white wilderness, it’s the same. You get to choose the activity. And not only Alps, every other part of Europe is so near you. Only two*thre hours away. If not by a car/bus, then by a plane. The last, but for some the most important- Ever heard of Swiss chocolate, cheese and watch?