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Old 29.02.2016, 08:50
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We are a family with two little ones, we are considering moving from Richterswil ZH to Jona-Rapperswil SG.

Any feedback on how good is their public schooling system, services, community ? changing from Kanton ZH to SG ?

We are aware of tax differences, public transportation and the obvious differences, what we are looking to hear about are the positives or negatives of the area which only a resident who been there for some time can tell ?
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No one at all here on this forum lives in Rapperswil or Jona ?
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Re: Jona-Rapperswil feedback

Did not lived in Rapperswil, but it is a sleeping town of zurich, most people
commute in the morning to Zurich and return in the evening,beside the traffic
shops close early (saturday afternoon at 5pm, mon-friday 6.30 pm except albuville, manor and migros mon-friday 8pm , sa 6pm).
Taxes are higher then in zurich, rents are lower then in zurich , there is a triathlon every year
http://www.rapperswil-jona.ch/de/vereine/sportanlaesse/
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Living right in the town, or further out ? As the kids get older you'll want them to be able to get themselves around by public transport, and Rapperswil's pretty quiet!

If I had to move that end of lake Zurich, I'd probably do what thousands of other people do and move to Baar/Zug.
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My ex lives in Rapperswil and back in the day I always found it an awesome little place to visit. There are a few nice restaurants that I loved - mundArtbeiz and La Finca in particular. I enjoyed walking up to the castle, around the older part of town, and by the Knie zoo. The Rappweswil Bier Factory!!! And there is a bakery somewhere near the train station that has these little sweets, schlossthurnli (sp) that are delicious.

I still preferred living in Zurich just for the convenience to work and, most importantly, closeness to my friends, but Rappi was a close second and I can't exclude I would have moved there had I stayed.
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Living right in the town, or further out ? As the kids get older you'll want them to be able to get themselves around by public transport, and Rapperswil's pretty quiet!

If I had to move that end of lake Zurich, I'd probably do what thousands of other people do and move to Baar/Zug.
I'll be the dissenter here and say that, were it not for the tax advantage, I'd choose Rapperswil over Zug any day.

I live the other side of the Obersee so am in Rapperswil fairly often for shopping, dining or sports. It feels much more laid back to me than a lot of other lakeside towns near Zürich - lots of bars and cafés by the lake to chill out at, and as the area gets quite a few tourists, these bars and restaurants are actually open on Sundays There are a good range of sports facilities for the size including a covered ice rink just past the zoo. Decent range of shopping options. Also beautiful walks along the wooden bridge back to Pfäffikon.
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Re: Jona-Rapperswil feedback

Rapperswil is lovely. It's sunnier, the lake side is nice, and the community is strong (good schools, etc.). There are some nice restaurants and other amenities. I think it's perfect for a family.

Takes about 50 minutes to get into to Zurich though.
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Living right in the town, or further out ? As the kids get older you'll want them to be able to get themselves around by public transport, and Rapperswil's pretty quiet!

If I had to move that end of lake Zurich, I'd probably do what thousands of other people do and move to Baar/Zug.
Zug and Baar are S*** holes in comparison to any where in kanton Zurich !
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I'll be the dissenter here and say that, were it not for the tax advantage, I'd choose Rapperswil over Zug any day.

I live the other side of the Obersee so am in Rapperswil fairly often for shopping, dining or sports. It feels much more laid back to me than a lot of other lakeside towns near Zürich - lots of bars and cafés by the lake to chill out at, and as the area gets quite a few tourists, these bars and restaurants are actually open on Sundays There are a good range of sports facilities for the size including a covered ice rink just past the zoo. Decent range of shopping options. Also beautiful walks along the wooden bridge back to Pfäffikon.
Thanks for reading my post and replying to my actual question I did specifically write we are not interested in tax comments , I work in Zug and lived in the past in Wollerau and for the past 5 years in Richterswil , I can totally see why many people who care about quality of living chose to pay a few bucks more of tax and have a high standard of living and a sense of belonging to a community rather than a work camp area with no soul such as SZ and Zug !

Our main concern was the schooling system , we noticed on credit suiss the education rating for Rapperswil-Jona is a bit lower than other areas and we were concern if this is true ! hence my post! I was trying to find out the percentage of Gymi acceptance for students in Jona (we will be moving to Kempraten), I know for example the percentage in Thalwil and Kilchberg is 40% while it`s only 6% in Adliswil ! but could not obtain this information for Jona Rapperswil
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Re: Jona-Rapperswil feedback

Hi, it’s been a few years but just wondering if you ended up moving to Jona Rapperswil ? We are on the brink of moving away from Horgen and need to decide between Affoltern OR Jona. I am told rush hour traffic is pretty bad and of course our older one has to finish his Lehre which is in Thalwil so his commute will be long. My question is have you been happy with the community and how is integration for expats ?
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Re: Jona-Rapperswil feedback

Unless your work is really close by, I wouldn't do it - the traffic through Zurich and through Jona is awful around peak times.


Where is the office ? Can you commute by train ?
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Re: Jona-Rapperswil feedback

Yes that’s what we plan to do. Since work is in Zurich for us and my son will take the route via Pfäffikon to Thalwil. We really love Rapperswil and all the various activities offered in that area but wondering if Canton SG will be a wise move after nearly a decade in Horgen. We will be up for our Swiss Pass very soon. Just a bit nervous.
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