It is one of the most popular cities for expatriates with 255,000 choosing to make their home here. It can seem a little overwhelming when you first think about moving to Shanghai. The community in which you choose to live, work and educate your children is the key to making family life here in Shanghai enjoyable and a success. We have compiled this guide to help you and your family make the right decisions. With tips and advice on everything from where to live, where and how to shop and a flavour of what families who live here right now enjoy doing in their local community, in the city and further afield, you and your family can start life here with confidence.