The town of Waterloo, surrounded by the 10 920-acre Sonian Forest, plays a very important economic role in Belgium, primarily due to the many international companies that have their headquarters here. However, it remains a cosy town of about 20,000 inhabitants with a family feel.
With over 20 percent of the population being expatriates, this is a very friendly, inclusive and easy place to live, especially if it is your first time abroad. The local Commune is very experienced in dealing with expatriates and genuinely welcomes them into the community. Waterloo provides all the conveniences of a large town while maintaining a small-town feel.
It has big family houses which often come with nice gardens. Everything you need in terms of services, stores, medical facilities and cultural opportunities is available in town. As a result, families have a wide range of activities, culture and sport on their doorstep.