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Is this a good city for single people? For couples? For families? Why or why not?

I think it would be an OK post for singles. We are a big family and I've enjoyed it. - Mar 5, 2017
Yes-slower paced but sociable. - Jul 4, 2015
It's a good city for families who have small children. Right now the embassy community has lots of small children. Older children might become bored because there isn't much mobility for teenagers. For those who enjoy music and theater, there's a lot to do, and also reasonable number of good restaurants. Most of the socialization is within the community, which is a very strong community. I imagine it wouldn't be very exciting for singles. - Jan 29, 2013
Families: not much for the kids to do here. Singles: Not really. Couples: Yes. - Dec 22, 2011
I think it genuinely depends on the person - some families with older kids have a tough time as there are very few things for them to do. If you are self-sufficient and enjoy entertaining at home - and going to other people's homes - you will be fine, regardless of marital status. - Sep 9, 2010
It is probably best for drinking singles (there is little else to do) or people with very young children who are amused at home or at friends' houses. - Aug 21, 2010
There are a lot of families here, so keeping small children entertained here is very easy. For the older children it can be tough. - Oct 1, 2009
Families. - Nov 5, 2008
Good for singles, families and couples. There are many expat social groups that you can become involved with and the embassy is really good about social events. - Sep 29, 2008
Good for all. Plenty of expats around, so having a social network or even two isn't hard. People are generally friendly and many like to get out of town on weekends for camping or other mini adventures, especially in the summer. - Sep 9, 2008