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Old 25.05.2021, 11:42
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Comparing locations - Oberglatt and Dietikon


We are currently evaluating two apartments (for purchase). One of them is in Oberglatt, and the other is in Dietikon.

We went to both the locations, and our impressions were as follows:
  • Oberglatt is more sparsely populated, and very residential. It felt like a small village, with not many shops or restaurants in the village centre. Consequently, it also felt more quite and peaceful.
  • Dietikon felt more urban, with more people and shops in the city centre. It also felt crowded and cramped compared to Oberglatt.
  • The tax rate in both localities is the same (though higher than ZH city).

We currently live in Oerlikon, so everything (shops, post office, train station, decent restaurants) is within walking distance from our house. This would not be the case with the two options that we have in Oberglatt and Dietikon. We do see that there are plenty of options for essential items nearby, so that's not a concern.

However, we would like to know from people that have lived in Dietikon and/or Oberglatt, what they think about the two locations and which would be better to live in?

Also, an unrelated query. How is the tax rate for which locality decided? Currently, to me it seems that the more "posh" areas like Kilchberg have lower tax rates leading to a concentration of high-income individuals there (which also makes real estate unaffordable there).
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