My girlfriend and I recently moved to the outskirts of Adliswil. We're a young couple, no kids. She works in Oerlikon, while I work in Rüschlikon. While Adliswil is really nice, it is a commute overkill for her, in addition to be far away from Zurich for any decent social life.
So, we are starting to look for another apartment in Zurich. However, since we're quite new in this area, and now is the summer season, I don't know what at the traffic-jam zones, nor what are the nice, quiet parts of the city.
Could anyone recommend us in what zones of Zurich we should look for apartments? We are looking for those that reduce commute time to both Oerlikon and Rüschlikon (we have one car, so one of these does not be accessible by public transport), and that are nice and safe (Langstrasse is not