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How far is your husband willing to commute?
My hubby wanted a 10min bike ride. Luckily he didn't work in the city.
I live in Stäfa which is down the lake from the city. On the opposite side of the lake from Horgen. It is a fantastic place for kids. Safe, easy to get around. Great english speaking mothers group to make new friends. The commute to the city will be the big question mark though. Stäfa has one train every 30 mins to zurich. There is a bus near our house that connects to the train. But a couple of stations closer has another train service, so about every 15 mins to Zurich. We have a forest behind us which is excellent for jogging or family walks. The lake is also wonderful.
How long are you planning to live in Switzerland? If it is more than 5 years then think about how far your house will be from the local Kindergarten.
Also, regardless of where you live be aware that there are a couple of nuances with regards to swiss living. Well I call them nuances. I guess it depends where you come from...
(1) Do you want to live on a 5th floor apartment with no lift and the laundry in the cellar? You might think that is OK, until you have to carry one child, the laundry, shopping, and you are pregnant again.
(2) Do you want to share a washing machine with your neighbours and be on a weekly roster? I have used laundromats before but this is special. One machine, one specific time to use it, no one will clean up your laundry dust, and neighbours bear grudges.
(3) Do you want a car? Then where are you going to park it? There is no street parking. You have to pay for a parking space. Do you want to dig your car out of the snow in winter or drive into your underground secured garage?
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Oddly enough, for you maybe, I look upon points 2 and 3 as positive.
There's nothing worse than having to wash in the flat and then tumble all that stuff dry which could be out-of-sight for a while. There is also the added advantage of getting to know your neighbours down in the washing room instead of 'noticing' that 'the Swiss aren't friendly'. I've never had any trouble.
We are all happy that parking in the road here is an exception. England, as an example, is frustrating, dangerous, and is a sight for sore eyes. Roads are meant for driving on, not for parking.
Opfikon is a nice place, there are many English speakers living there; within a radius of say 5 kilometres there is a wide choice of various homes. But note that the centre of Opfikon is under the flight path from the airport in Kloten so avoid that. The nearer your husband is to his work the more time he'll have for everything else. Daycare will be a problem wherever you are.