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Old 22.10.2009, 16:18
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I've noticed on Homegate a new complex which recently went up on Albulastrasse in, and I'm guessing here, Kreis 5? The nearest train stop is Altstetten, I think.
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Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. (^~^)
I worked about 6 months in an office situated near the Albulastrasse and must say that I hated the place, it is very industrial and there didn't seem to be any parks or green spaces anywhere in the area.
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Old 22.10.2009, 17:11
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Re: Best place to live in Zurich city?

thank you so much for this post, amogles. this is exactly the kind of response I was hoping to receive.

I think you're right that this spot could be fairly good in terms of getting around. After some investigation, I learned that we can take the S15 and be at HB in 5 minutes and then my partner would then catch the S16 from HB and be at his job in Zollikon in 8 minutes, or something. It looks like it'd be a really quick trip!

We currently live in Greenwich Village in NYC now, so occasional club noise from down the block wouldn't be the end of the world. And, as the apartments we're looking at are on the higher floors of the complex, we may never hear it at all! But we may have some fantastic views over the city and off to the mountains, though.

Nice to know that Letzipark is fairly close so I can get my shopping fix, though, truth be told, I haven't been to a mall in over a decade. May end up heading toward Bahnofstrasse and the surrounding streets instead. LOL

We are also looking at a complex that was recently built in Kreis 2, I think, on Albisstrasse in Wollishofen (guessing here). Looks nice, but I fear it may feel too far away from the city. Plus my partner would have a slightly more complicated trip to work. Not overly so, but the easier we can make it for him, the better. (hmm, maybe he can take a ferry across the lake during Spring and Summer?) And, yeah, we're also looking at Seefeld and some places on Bellerivestrasse, but it feels very quiet there.

Again, thank you so much for your generous, thoughtful response. It's greatly appreciated.
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Old 22.10.2009, 17:13
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Re: Best place to live in Zurich city?

Thank you for replying, Martin34. The potential industrial flavor of the area is a concern to us, with two dogs, and that is certainly a consideration in our decision.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts.
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Old 22.10.2009, 17:32
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Thank you for replying, Martin34. The potential industrial flavor of the area is a concern to us, with two dogs, and that is certainly a consideration in our decision.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts.
I realise that my message might come over as a bit negative. What I meant was that there are much nicer areas around Zürich for finding a place to live. IMO the Triemli area is already much nicer than Alstetten.
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Old 22.10.2009, 17:47
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Re: Best place to live in Zurich city?

Martin34,

No worries. I appreciated your thoughts. Where is Triemli located? What Kreis? Will there be cafes, shops, etc and so on? May sound silly, but, coming from NYC where I have a neighborhood and people I see everyday, it's very important to me to be able to leave my home in Zurich and see people and activity. Not craziness, of course. Just life.

Thank you again.
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Old 22.10.2009, 18:42
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Thanks, that's pretty good!!! Seems like Seefeld is the second most expensive place to live. Typical

There's gotta be some cool/hip/urban living in Zurich? Any ideas?
There isn't really anyway cool/hip/urban living in Zurich, this isn't London or New York. Most areas are pretty boring but I live in the Niederdorf and it's as central as you can get which is handy but relatively expensive. Suppose the closest to hip would be west zurich though.
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I live opposite Predigerplatz, for me it's awesome. Crossroads of Niederdorf, Jelmoli, big COOP on the bridge, 10 minute walk to the lake. All the best of Zurich on your doorstep.
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Re: Best place to live in Zurich city?

8003/8045... great mix of respectability and centreness. I live next to Sihl City, a Lidl, tons of ethnic shops and nice restaurants, and two train stations... as well as being 7 minutes tram to the lake. I seriously wouldn't change my apartment for the world at the moment, I love this area.
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Old 26.10.2009, 02:00
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Re: Best place to live in Zurich city?

I live in Altstetten near the Grimselstrasse stop, not to far from where that apartment complex is going to be. I really like the area. There are tons of places to shop, Letzipark which was mentioned but also Neumarkt Altstetten. I can easily walk to the train or tram to get anywhere fast. The rent is also much cheaper which we like so we can save money to travel. The forest is not too far away either and you can take your dogs there for a good walk. There is a market at Lindenplatz on some days during the week too.

The nice thing about Zurich is that there are grocery stores and other shops everywhere. You are never far from them if you live within the Zurich limits.
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Re: Best place to live in Zurich city?

Hello to all

Thank you for sharing information with all. Please keep sharing more and more about this.

Have a nice day
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Great Forum
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Re: Best place to live in Zurich city?

Kilchberg gets my vote
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Re: Best place to live in Zurich city?

Hi,

My wife and I are about to move to Zurich and will be working at Opfikon. I am interested in Glattpark as it is pretty close to work but doesn't seem too far away from the city etc.

Does anyone have any knowledge/opinions of Glattpark?

Thanks very much
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Re: Where would you suggest me in Zurich?

Dear Friends,

We are living in Basel and our family had the plans to leave Switzerland by April, as my husband's project got over here. But now, he got few offers in Zurich (not central) and 99% we decided to accept one of those offers. Though we were in Switzerland for past 2 years, we don't have any idea about Zurich. Since I have seen lots of members belonging to Zurich area are active in our forum, thought of putting my questions here. All your helps are appreciated very much.

1. The offer we decided to take is in Schwerzenbach area. So, which are the areas in and around of Schwerzenbach would be good to live?

2. We have a son of age 2.9 years. We are planning to put him in English speaking / Internation school from next academic start. When I searched in map, found a school in Wallisellen area (school name ISZN). But looks little far from Schwerzenbach and also looks as if need to take more than one tram/bus. Could you please let me know whether any other schools avail in Schwerzenbach area?

3. Here we are living in a 1 bedroom house and rent is 1100 chf. Would like to know how much it would cost to rent a 2 bedroom house in zurich (Schwerzenbach) ?

4. Are we too late in searching an apartment, as we need one from June 01, 2010?

Any other tips to select a home / flat are welcome. Thanks in advance for all your helps / inputs.


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2. We have a son of age 2.9 years. We are planning to put him in English speaking / Internation school from next academic start. When I searched in map, found a school in Wallisellen area (school name ISZN). But looks little far from Schwerzenbach and also looks as if need to take more than one tram/bus. Could you please let me know whether any other schools avail in Schwerzenbach area?


Personally I think the ISZN is ludicrously expensive!
I have a just turned 3 year old and he goes to the Happy Nest in Oerlikon - this is an English speaking pre-school/learn and play centre and is absolutely brilliant. Oerlikon is only 3 stops on the S14 train away from Schwerzenbach.
Another option I would consider is the WAC in Uster - they have an English pre-school and Uster is 2 stops away from Schwerzenbach on the S14 train.
Hope that helps!
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Old 16.02.2010, 22:29
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Personally I think the ISZN is ludicrously expensive!
I have a just turned 3 year old and he goes to the Happy Nest in Oerlikon - this is an English speaking pre-school/learn and play centre and is absolutely brilliant. Oerlikon is only 3 stops on the S14 train away from Schwerzenbach.
Another option I would consider is the WAC in Uster - they have an English pre-school and Uster is 2 stops away from Schwerzenbach on the S14 train.
Hope that helps!
Thank you so much for the input.

Could you please give me a rough figure of how much it would cost in ISZN per month / annum?

Also, while talking about your son's school or the other one in Uster, does it have only pre-school learning or has higher classes too? Because, I don't want to shift house after a year, in search of school for his next classes, as I prefer a house near to his school all the time.

Once again, thank you so much for your valuable inputs.
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Thank you so much for the input.

Could you please give me a rough figure of how much it would cost in ISZN per month / annum?

Also, while talking about your son's school or the other one in Uster, does it have only pre-school learning or has higher classes too? Because, I don't want to shift house after a year, in search of school for his next classes, as I prefer a house near to his school all the time.

Once again, thank you so much for your valuable inputs.
My son's school in Oerlikon (The Happy Nest) and the one at WAC in Uster are both from age 2 until kindergarten age.

ISZN costs approx CHF24,000 per annum plus CHF4000 registration - but it is better to check with them directly.
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My son's school in Oerlikon (The Happy Nest) and the one at WAC in Uster are both from age 2 until kindergarten age.

ISZN costs approx CHF24,000 per annum plus CHF4000 registration - but it is better to check with them directly.
Thank you so much for your quick reply dear lemondrizzle. That really helps. I checked in the ISNZ site too and confirmed your reply is right.

So, now time to opt for other options.

Could you please give me the details of your son's school (like exact address and how much it costs there).

Thanks in advance
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Thank you so much for your quick reply dear lemondrizzle. That really helps. I checked in the ISNZ site too and confirmed your reply is right.

So, now time to opt for other options.

Could you please give me the details of your son's school (like exact address and how much it costs there).

Thanks in advance
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Thank you so much lemondrizzle. Will be deciding soon.
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Take a look on homegate.ch and use the map of the kreises and postcode to narrow down your search. I am sure someone will give you a sentence to stereotype for each Kreis , to narrow down your search.

Get accommodation is not easy, especially as you go closer to the city, so unless its new-build or you know someone leaving, don't assume it will be easy and "lists of interesting applicants" are not uncommon for an apartment coming up for rent in a good area.

http://www.ini.unizh.ch/~dylan/zurich-maps/

Postcode and kreis (region) maps for Zürich. Very useful when making sense of the adverts.

Hope this helps
Dave

PS: Just don't let the bank let you languish in Eibenstrasse
Can I ask you why Eibenstrasse is a bad choice?
I was proposed thise accomodation by .B. and don't know Zurich at all.
So I am wondering if it is a good choice to stay there.
Is it ok to get to Opfikon from Eibenstrasse?
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