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Old 23.05.2015, 11:40
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Re: Apartment in PAQUIS, Geneva: yay or nay?

@Jodal - you seem to know what you'll be dealing with so good luck. For me I think it is the noise that would put me off living there - but I am getting old. I have a few younger colleagues who live there (including two women who live on their own) and they love it. The only other thing you should be aware of is parking. If you're going to have a car you have to make sure you get garage parking as well (you might have to pay a bit extra). Otherwise parking on the street is really difficult.

Your price range seems reasonable, but as Jagermeister says, inside and not facing the lake.
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Re: Apartment in PAQUIS, Geneva: yay or nay?

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Hookers, drug dealers, drug-addicts, party-goers, and drunks....

Are there other areas like Paquis that we might not know about but should, and that fulfil our above criteria?
Other areas with hookers, drug dealers, drug addicts, party goers and drunks all in the same area?

It might be Geneva but it is still Switzerland after all. Les Paquis is pretty much what you're looking for!

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If you want to live in a quarter with "character", there is Les Grottes
Ooh, like the sound of that. Will investigate a bit further but I think that could also be a good option for us. Although unlike the squatters we are fully prepared to pay rent and taxes.

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Go to the lakeside and have a drink at La Terrasse (quai Wilson, in front of Rue Leman).
Great idea, we'll definitely do that. We arrive in July perfect timing for lakeside drinking.

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One unfurnished apartment with 1 living room, 1 bedroom, kitchen and bathroom should be 1600-2200.
That seems a little bit under what we've found so far online but maybe that's just because we're not 'on the ground' and haven't been looking for very long. Doesn't seem like there's much supply.
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