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Re: Glarus canton - where to live

What town is your husband's job in? Might make a lot of sense to live there - walk to work, come home for lunch etc.

Do you foresee driving by car, taking public transport or some combination? The towns in the main valley, from Ziegelbrücke to Schwanden, have trains every half hour. Nidfurn to Linthal only once an hour; the Sernf valley (Elm, Matt, Engi) has a once-hourly bus to Schwanden then you can catch the train from there.

The budget you mention is about right for an older apartment in, say, Schwanden - although you might well have to compromise on the laundry situation or lift. (On a related note, is central heating a must-have for you? It's not a given here, read the ads carefully and if it isn't mentioned, ask!)

In general, the further back the valley you go, the more you get for your money. Not all villages have their own post office or shops though, let alone an English-speaking pediatrician. Google Maps will be your friend here, or list some villages you're thinking of and I can maybe offer some info.

Hmm, what else? Oh I know. There's a common weather pattern from about November to March which leaves Bilten under a thick fog while the rest of the canton is in sunshine. Prices in Bilten are accordingly lower than neighboring Niederurnen (although both still probably above your stated budget of 1500 for 5 rooms - unless there's something else wrong with the place.)
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