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Old 11-17-2012, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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I think a lot of English people move to places in the south and out west because of the nicer weather. Historically there has always been a higher English immigration to the south I believe as well.
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:35 PM
 
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There is some amount of ex-British military people (especially ex-RAF) near a lot of the larger military bases.
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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There is some amount of ex-British military people (especially ex-RAF) near a lot of the larger military bases.
Really? Why would they come to live near US military bases though?
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Really? Why would they come to live near US military bases though?
Civilian contract work?
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:54 PM
 
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Really? Why would they come to live near US military bases though?
They were stationed there during their service and liked living in the area. Or, as the other guy said, civilian contract work.
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:13 AM
 
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Seattle is a popular city for the British to move to.
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:35 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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My guess is where the jobs are, NY, Boston, DC, Washington, LA, SF. British expats tend to be wealthier than other groups.
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:08 AM
 
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Florida and CA. Florida in particular has PLENTY. One of the highest in the US.
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Old 11-19-2012, 04:54 PM
 
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I think a lot of English people move to places in the south and out west because of the nicer weather. Historically there has always been a higher English immigration to the south I believe as well.
That is not true. While the Southern white population has a higher proportion of English descent than the rest of the country, British immigration in the 19th and 20th centuries basically avoided the South and went more to the north and west. Places with a high proportion of British-born in the 20th century included places like Providence, Fall River and Lawrence in New England, Detroit (many worked in the auto industry), Utah (almost all Mormons are of English ancestry), Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, etc.

Brits generally aren't concentrated geographically all that much and are pretty assimilated by even the 2nd generation. But nowadays they seem to gravitate towards New York, Florida, California and Washington State.
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:44 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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Santa Monica has a large British expat population. There were also quite a few British pubs and eateries with some that were pretty good.
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