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where to live around international school Basel

Hello,

We will move to Basel next year. My two boys will study in ISB. They are 4 and 13, they are in different campus. My sons only understand little high German. I wish my elder boy can have some classmates around where we live so he can make more freinds. So any suggestion about where to live? That would be really helpful.

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Re: where to live around international school Basel

Reinach has a large x-pat population, however that won't help you to integrate with your local community.
Reinach to Aesch is 15 mins by tram.
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Re: where to live around international school Basel

Thanks chippers, is the tax quite high or not in Reinach?
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Re: where to live around international school Basel

Anyone has children study in ISB know about where they usually live?
Since when I lived in Cham ,my son went to the ISZL ,but most pf his classmate live near baar or zug, so he feel quite lonely at home. So this time before I moved to Basel I wish I could get that info before I choose the house.
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Re: where to live around international school Basel

Students at the ISB live all over the Basel area, really. There's a fair few families in Reinach and Aesch but also some live over in France or up in the city. Your older child will be able to get around independantly on the tram to meet up with Friends. Will the little on be going to the local school?
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Re: where to live around international school Basel

Just something I noticed lately: there is a very good bus connecting the Birsig-valley with the Laufen-valley, so it's easy to live around Thalwil-Bottmingen when working (or having school) just on the other side of the Bruderholz-hill (not its official name, Baslers will correct me on that one, thanks).
I have also noticed quite a few people moving to the part of Solothurn canton close to Basel (Dornach and above) for tax reasons. The commute seems to be all very short with car and all right with tram. Just an observation of people around me in the last years.
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Re: where to live around international school Basel

With the change of the public transport plan today all over CH, the tram number 10 to Dornach now runs in 7 minute intervals, making it even more attractive to live down there (taxes are lower, good motorway connection etc.)
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Re: where to live around international school Basel

Villages around Baetwill, fluh and hofstetten are also in Kanton Solothurn. There are some downsides to SO if you are using the local education as the holidays can be completely different to the ISB.
Bear in mind that getting to the Aesch campus in a car may be easy (close to motorway etc.) but the car park is a bit of a nightmare - really it can be hideous at times with some mothers turning up half an hour before the end of school to pick up kids, in order to get a parking space. If you can get an easy ride by tram to the school life is much less stressful (I found).
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Re: where to live around international school Basel

Thanks for all your info. Since we live in Cham now, my elder son study in ISZL. When he take the bus, some local boys are not very nice to him and other 2 french boys who also study in ISZL . They say some bad words, you can't imagine that they pull the middle fingers to them. My son was so upset because he never meet that before when he studied in Canada. Since his bad German so he don't want to play with the local boys. This time I wish I could find some nice place to live and make it easier for him to make freinds. For my little one he is quite open to others and it's quite easy to make new friends.
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Re: where to live around international school Basel

Well, when you come over here, get in touch - I have a 13year old boy and live in Reinach.
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Re: where to live around international school Basel

Thanks, terramundi
We will move there at the end of March. Wish we can keep in touch and the boys can make freinds.
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Re: where to live around international school Basel

We also decided to move to the close Kanton of Solothurn for tax reasons. The village Himmelried is a paradise for children and you can afford a big house with garden there. Within 10 minutes you are at the ISB and in 20 minutes in downtown Basel.
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Re: where to live around international school Basel

hi Phoebe are those timings by public transport? if so is that a bus or tram or both?? Interesting. We have rented a house but will perhaps look to buy!
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Where to live near International School Basel?

Hi,

Good/nice/convenient located areas to live with easy access to International School Basel?
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Re: Where to live near International School Basel?

I'd look along the relevant tram routes, 10 or 11? I could be wrong about those numbers. .. Friends of ours live in the centre of town and their youngest son goes to the ISB no problem. I guess it depends on the ages and independence levels of your kids. Good luck.
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