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Renting in Geneva, where to live if availability no limitation

I am moving to Geneva in the next few months and have a few questions about where to live, that is if I can find an apartment... Luckily, my company is providing corporate housing for 2 months while I look with the assistance of relocation specialists. The office is in Grand Saconnex. I will not have a car but a trusty bicycle, so proximity to work is a consideration but not essential. I have seen apartments in ONU, Gare, Eaux-Vives, and Plainpalais on websites like homegate.ch. I'd prefer Eaux-Vives but i don't know if my housing budget (max of 2,400) would be sufficient for a minimum 55 m^2 apt. I've seen a few but nothing compelling. My questions are 1) what are the vibes / characteristics of the different districts, 2) Left bank vs. Right bank and 3) would Plainpalais be the district for hip, vibrant, and young?

As for me, I am late 20s. A foodie. Prefer quality over quantity of liquor.

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I would recommend Plainplais in your case, it is quite vibrant and centrally located, easy to get to downtown shops, old town and grand sacconex is not too far. Eaux vives is nice, but probably a bit pricier, depending on where exactly.
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http://www.homegate.ch/rent/10367261...ault&l=default
thats well placed although a bit smaller but very cool
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thats well placed although a bit smaller but very cool
Three grand!!!! And i thought i was paying a lot O_o
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And 600 CHFs a month more than his budget...
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And 600 CHFs a month more than his budget...
i just saw it and posted, maybe he feels its worth to pay more, i have no idea but better to put it on than not
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Agreed. And frankly, as we all know, its not really a matter of where you want to live anyway - take anything you can find that is halfway decent and within your budget...
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