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Dilemma between moving to Hagendorn or Rotkreuz

Hello,

We have been offered two apartments in the above areas and we need to make a decision.

Our requirements are good primary schools, my husband will be travelling to Zurich daily so transport (train).

Those are our main requirements do any of you know these areas well?

Which area do you think the schools are better?

Thank you and I look forward to your responses.

TheChumaFamily.
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Our requirements are good primary schools, my husband will be travelling to Zurich daily so transport (train).
Seems like a choice between a rock and a hard place! Well I haven't lived in either and only passed by Rotkreuz a couple of times, I would go for Rotkreuz based on the transport links.
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Re: Dilemma between moving to Hagendorn or Rotkreuz

There's only a bus in Hagendorn. I know a couple of families there and they say you really need a car (if not 2), since the bus isn't that often, especially after peak hours and weekends. At least Rotkreutz has a train station. My other half was travelling into Zurich for work and we lived for 3 months on the way to Cham and that was a pain cummuting wise. If he missed the connecting bus/train he would be late. Did you take a look in Baar? That's at least on the direct train to Zurich.
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Re: Dilemma between moving to Hagendorn or Rotkreuz

I was offered a new build in Hagendorn and although it's nice and new and all and there is a school across the road, it's really a town that is being built in the middle of a big green field. It's beautiful, quiet and peaceful but too remote for me.

I know others who live there though, with young families and they love it.
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Re: Dilemma between moving to Hagendorn or Rotkreuz

Thank you very much.

The apartment we have been offered maybe the same as the ones you are talking about. With the school across the road.

Our son is very active in terms of outside school activities so I do not want to be always driving out of town to get these facilities. This is really a dilemma.

Thank you for your responses.
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Re: Dilemma between moving to Hagendorn or Rotkreuz

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I live in Rotkreuz, the train connection is superb, you can't beat it for Zurich and the airport. My children do not attend the local school but are in the local music school and choir. There are lots of after school activities. The school itself is nice and quite new. It is a very new area generally, most of the buildings look not more thsn 10 years old so there are lots of kids. I have lived here for 8 months and am quite happy with the area. The only thing is that I have yet to meet an English speaker here, so you have to be prepared for that, it is very Swiss (with many foreigners due to industry) but I think Hagendorn would be the same. It is different in Cham and particularly Baar I believe.
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Re: Dilemma between moving to Hagendorn or Rotkreuz

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Hello,

We have been offered two apartments in the above areas and we need to make a decision.

Our requirements are good primary schools, my husband will be travelling to Zurich daily so transport (train).

Those are our main requirements do any of you know these areas well?

Which area do you think the schools are better?

Thank you and I look forward to your responses.

TheChumaFamily.
Sorry, I don't know either area, but I am sure others here do. I was just wondering where else you have looked and whether you would not prefer a house? When the budget allows for this, I recommend my clients with families live in a house.

Most of my clients have children attending local schools. Only until a few years ago there was no international school in Baden so the local schools in the surrounding regions have a lot of experience with children who do not speak any German when they arrive.

Just some food for thought.
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Re: Dilemma between moving to Hagendorn or Rotkreuz

sorry, I should have said that I have yet to meet a native English speaker in Rotkreuz, many of the Swiss actually speak very good English
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