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Oberagaeri - any advice on the area?

Hi there ,

Having looked at Zug and Baar for apartements and not having much luck we are looking in Oberagaeri, I can't find much info on the place other than it's pretty, skiing nearby and nice beach.

We have a 7 and 4 year old and think it sounds like a nice 'family'place to live.

Does anyone have any info on the area - good or bad?

Thanks in advance

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Re: Oberagaeri - any advice on the area?

It's a fantastic place to live. Beautiful, sunny and less fog than Zug. They have good bus transportation to Zug. No train stations. Good schools and lots of English speaking people in the area. It's on a hill so, except for along the lake, it all goes up and down. Lots of rich people in the area but still farms dot the hills and the area around Morgarten.

It's become an expensive place to live due to the high rent but if you don't mind not being in a hustling bustling community, it's quite nice.
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Re: Oberagaeri - any advice on the area?

Beach: It's not a public beach but it's quite nice. My kids go there a few times every summer. The water is clean, the lawn is green and the trees are large and shady.

Skiing: No ski resorts in Oberägeri. I think there's a small one outside of Unteraegeri but most people bring their kids up to Raten to learn. Rothenthurm and Sattel both have nice resorts and they are about 15 - 20 min. away by car.

Schools: quite good. I know teachers there and even know the woman who teaches intergration classes. However, if you are looking for an English school, I believe the closest one is in Zug and that might pose a problem for your younger children in regards to transportation.
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Re: Oberagaeri - any advice on the area?

Oberaegeri is brilliant!

Beautiful valley, lake, good primary school for the kids, easy commute by car or bus to zug, very friendly community.

I have lived in oberageri for 7 years and can't ever imagine moving from here.
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Re: Oberagaeri - any advice on the area?

Thats great to hear positive comments - it does sound beautiful.

Hubbie will work in Baar and we have a car so that should be fine.

Unfortunatly I have enrolled both children at a bi lingual school in Cham , so will have to put up with the driving back and forth for the first school year then we will look at local schools .

Silly question but how is it driving around in Oberageri? not too treacherous and windy windy I hope???

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Re: Oberagaeri - any advice on the area?

Hi,
Oberagaeri is really beautiful but a bit short on shops, cafes etc? A Swiss woman I met recently who is married to an American and has 1 child moved from there closer to Zug to be that little bit closer to the daily essentials . She also said there was a bit of an attitude from the locals but that would probably only be apparent to a Swiss. Did you try looking around Hunnenberg See ? That would be very convenient for school in Cham and there are lots of apartments around. On the other hand it's not as pretty, nowhere is perfect!
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Hi there ,

Having looked at Zug and Baar for apartements and not having much luck we are looking in Oberagaeri, I can't find much info on the place other than it's pretty, skiing nearby and nice beach.

We have a 7 and 4 year old and think it sounds like a nice 'family'place to live.

Does anyone have any info on the area - good or bad?

Thanks in advance

Sharon
My relative lives close by.

If you can speak excellent Swiss German, and have many Swiss German friends it is an excellent place to live......it is physically close to Zug, but a million miles away...
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Hi,
Oberagaeri is really beautiful but a bit short on shops, cafes etc? A Swiss woman I met recently who is married to an American and has 1 child moved from there closer to Zug to be that little bit closer to the daily essentials . She also said there was a bit of an attitude from the locals but that would probably only be apparent to a Swiss. Did you try looking around Hunnenberg See ? That would be very convenient for school in Cham and there are lots of apartments around. On the other hand it's not as pretty, nowhere is perfect!
Shops is no longer an issue, they have recent finished building bigger migro and coop supermarkets with additional stores in the centre of Unteraegeri.

I really cant see any sense in moving to be a "little closer" to the daily essentials since it is 20 min Max drive to Zug anyway.

as for attitude, I have been in aegeri for 7 years and havent encountered any attitude that is worse than anywhere else in CH, and in fact I find the place to be more tolerant. There is a large expat community in aegeri so the locals have got used to us I guess The only thing i can think of that may be attitude related is that a large majority of expats living there are working for large multinational firms in Zug, and have all thier rents etc paid for buy their firm (or are loaded), so there is often an assumption that $$ are no object when it comes to negotiating rental contracts, but you can get past it easy enough.

if all that is not reason enough to move there, then considering 40+ days more blues skies and sunshine than Zug/Baar during the winter should be enticing Zug/baar in winter is just grey and overcast and deppressing....until you get to the Pub
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Sooo true! I lived in Oberaegeri for 2 years and going to Zug seemed like a day trip and a half especially if you are caught behind a tracktor.


Why not look into Cham? We have everything- expats, great shops, the lake and a 10 minute train ride into Zug.
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Re: Oberagaeri - any advice on the area?

Oberagaeri really is a beautiful place ...when it is sunny)) ..but its is a long trek if you work in Zurich, and i found it a little quiet ( to the point of dismal) on those winter sundays.
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Re: Oberagaeri - any advice on the area?

Thanks for all your opinions, we have viewed a stunner in oberagaeri and have a couple to look at in Cham, hopefully over the next couple of weeks we should find 'the one'
We looked at a couple in Hunenberg See but they were gone already :-(

Will keep looking

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Re: Oberagaeri - any advice on the area?

Where did you end up? We have just moved to Oberageri...
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Re: Oberagaeri - any advice on the area?

A little late reply, but if you already have your children at a school in Cham and your husband will be working in Baar, I think you will get tired of the way up an down Oberägeri every day.

When we first arrived in Zug area and looked for a house the traffic up and down on this one and only main road from Zug to Ägeri soon became an issue. You easily end up behind a tractor or another slow vehicle (without the possibility of passing them most of the time) and then the distance suddenly takes quite a while

Oberägeri is a beautiful area and I fully understand why people love living there. Having said that Zug Kanton in general is full of beautiful spots and down here where we live (Blickensdorf in Baar area (Baar Gemeinde)) we do have the same sunny sky and nice weather as well. And as a plus in our favour talking about the weather we do not get it quite as cold or as snowy at winther times and the summer lasts a bit longer down here

If you do not mind the transport situation Oberägeri could be a good place for you. My husband is often travelling and my children are at ISZL (International school of Zug and Luzern). We feel lucky every day to be close to the highway, railway station and not having any transport problems.

In your case I would be looking for places in Cham. Cham is on the other side of the Zuger lake of Ägeri, situated close to Baar and is a charming village too situated at the lake side and with its own cosy and nice local enviroment with good shops, busses and train station. Cham is near the highway that takes you straight to Baar and Zug if you do not take one of the smaller roads between Cham and Baar/Zug. When living in Oberägeri you would be using the main road down from Oberägeri and through Zug before entering Baar and Cham. The distances here are not that long, but we do have crowded traffic specially in the morning and the afternoons.

Too me Oberägeri is a very charming spot on earth and if we didn't have had to go down for school, work, travelling etc on a daily basis, I think we would have preferred to live up there. It has its own peaceful atmosphere and it is true, when being up there Zug and elsewhere feels very far away. Consider that good or bad

To me transport and transportation options make a difference, but I know of several people who do not consider the main road or the distance up there any issue at all. I wish you good luck in finding a place that suits you and your family the best.

Welcome to CH and Kanton Zug, a beautiful place

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Re: Oberagaeri - any advice on the area?

Thankyou for all your replies, we have now secured an apartment in Oberagaeri and hubbie moves in this week and the rest of us follow in August .

Looking forward to it - it looks beautiful

Sharon
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Re: Oberagaeri - any advice on the area?

Hi Sharon, I realise a few years on, but am interested to hear about your experience in Oberageri, in particular the commute to schools and whether your children are now in local schooling? We are in a similar situation with international or bilingual schools quite a drive away but in the long run intend to enrol our children into a local school when they are old enough.
Thank you for any advice/information
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Re: Oberagaeri - any advice on the area?

Bump Bump,

We have recently come to Zug and trying to find suitable home. We are exploring everything as apartments/house are tough to find.

Please share your experiences. It is very helpful for the newbies. We also wish to know about local schooling? Our son speaks hochdeutsch but is now enrolled with ISZL. We would like to keep his German going, are there local language clubs.

Thank you for any advice/information.
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Re: Oberagaeri - any advice on the area?

We looked into moving to Oberägeri but quickly decided against it, for us it was just too far away from the rest of the world. Adds at least 30min to any commute anywhere compared to Zug or Luzern. The road up would also really annoy me with time, narrow, windy and with no possibility to overtake tractors etc.
Also, I believe they are going to be doing massive roadworks on that route for the next few years so you will need to take a long detour up and down. I know at least one person that decided to move down to Zug because of these plans. Maybe it’ll be better afterwards, who knows!
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Travel time by car to highway will significantly decrease from the next year after they open Tangente.
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We have recently come to Zug and trying to find suitable home. We are exploring everything as apartments/house are tough to find.
Please share your experiences. It is very helpful for the newbies. We also wish to know about local schooling? Our son speaks hochdeutsch but is now enrolled with ISZL. We would like to keep his German going, are there local language clubs.

Why tough to find? what are your requirements/budget? Regarding Unter/Oberageri, all the people we know who live/lived there have absolutely loved it and if you are working in Zug then the commute is fine. If you are working in Zurich, however....


I can't comment on schooling, however, as our friend's kids have all gone private. Regarding German, isn't it part of the curriculum at ISZL after the Kindergarten years?
 




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