Re: Living in Basel but not really
1000s of people live in Germany and France and work in Basel (Grenzgänger, Frontaliers respectively).
Lörrach, Weil am Rhein, Grenzach and Saint Louis (FR) all have local shops, bars and restaurants, and gyms. Plus they can essentially be considered suburbs of Since they are quite well served by public transport, and are only a short bike ride/car journey/ bus or train journey away.
Other bigger FR/DE towns are also not too far away eg Colmar, Mulhouse, and Freiburg (im Breisgau). These have good train connections to Basel for commuting
If you really want to live in Basel. Your wife should really be able to do this. She would need to persuade her company to contact a Swiss Lawyer to set things up (tax etc).
This sort of thing, ie where to live in France or Germany has been discussed many times in the forum. You should find some opinions from actual Frontaliers and Grenzgängers if you have a search.
Last edited by JoMiFa; 15.04.2015 at 12:30.
Reason: minor corrections