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Old 19.09.2011, 22:55
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Places to live in Lucerne

Hallo all, as on another post, we will be moving from Basel to Lucerne in the near future, and due to proximity to work, we are considering the following places to live in (we are a family with a small child, so a place with some green areas and child friendly is what we are looking for, not to mention good schools) :

Hergiswil, Stans, Stansstad, Kriens, Horw

I know we will save some on the tax in the first three places (Kanton NW), so that is another thing to consider.

We would also like to not live too far from the city, preferably with good connections to public transport.
Please let me have your suggestions.
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Re: Places to live in Lucerne

Out of those I would personally pick Stans. 20 minutes to Luzern centre on the train, not far from a whole bunch of ski slopes/Wanderweg in pretty much any direction you choose to drive. We have friends in Kriens and I don't like it much - but then I'm not a big fan of cities. Stans is more like a small town, surrounded by greenery - at some times of year there are cows grazing pretty much in the town centre, which always makes me smile.

Hergiswil is lovely and of course much closer to Luzern but I have a feeling it might be rather dark in winter due to Mt. Pilatus. Could be seen as a good thing too - less heat in summer!

We live up the hill from Stans, which means we're not in the Stans school but the local village one, which we love. (It's also worth considering the villages, as they only add an extra five minutes to your commute. If you're not relying entirely on public transport, that is. Lots of expats in Buochs to the east, with plenty of shopping facilites etc; excellent and foreigner-friendly primary school in Ennetmoos to the west but then shopping has to be done in Stans.)

But to be honest apart from Kriens I'd be happy for our family (2 small children) to move to any of those; you might be better off basing your decision on what accommodation you can get for a reasonable price. Although housing is supposed to be cheaper north of Luzern so perhaps that's not something you're concerned about.
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Although housing is supposed to be cheaper north of Luzern so perhaps that's not something you're concerned about.
Thanks for your comments. Didnt know about this. Just that my work is in Kägiswil, so considering a place between there and Lucerne. So all these places are convenient.
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