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Need suggestions for the best location to live!

Hello Everyone! I am new in this forum and this is my first post. Hope you can help me.

My gf will be working in Geneva (Meyrin) and IŽll be working in Fribourg (Marly). We want to live together, thus, we need to find the best solution so that neither of us need to pass a very long time per day traveling.

We thought the best option would be to rent flat in Lausanne which is 64 Km from Geneva and 76km from Fribourg. Another alternative is Montreux. Any other place you think would be more favorable for both of us?

In addition, what would be the most reasonable transportation means, bus, train or driving?

Any suggestions are very much appreciated!
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Re: Need suggestions for the best location to live!

http://www.cff.ch/home.html If your taking public transportation to work, the train is the best way to figure out where to live. Living in Lausanne, you can get direct trains to Geneva and Fribourg in the morning and evening. From Montreux you would probably both have to change trains in Lausanne, same with Morges on the other side of Lausanne.

I would assume driving into Fribourg would be fine, parking shouldn't be a problem in Marly. I have no idea on the parking situation in Meyrin though, maybe someone else can shed light on that!
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Re: Need suggestions for the best location to live!

Thanks a lot Prishe for the suggestion.

Parking in Meyrin wouldn't be a problem as she can park in the company. Most probably we will look for apartment in Lausanne.
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Re: Need suggestions for the best location to live!

When I first came to Switzerland I lived in Lausanne, a university town with lots of young people and things to do. Montreux is very small (24,000), but of course lovely. I would suggest Lausanne, much more variety and on the main train lines.
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Hello Everyone! I am new in this forum and this is my first post. Hope you can help me.

My gf will be working in Geneva (Meyrin) and IŽll be working in Fribourg (Marly). We want to live together, thus, we need to find the best solution so that neither of us need to pass a very long time per day traveling.

We thought the best option would be to rent flat in Lausanne which is 64 Km from Geneva and 76km from Fribourg. Another alternative is Montreux. Any other place you think would be more favorable for both of us?

In addition, what would be the most reasonable transportation means, bus, train or driving?

Any suggestions are very much appreciated!
I find it interesting that many responses to this type of request (and I know there's only a very few posts in this thread, but am meaning more generally) automatically assume that a city is a prerequisite to choosing somewhere to live.

Personally I'm not a fan of cities, nor of using public transport, so in your situation I'd probably tend to start looking at somewhere more towards Yverdon les Bains. I don't know the town myself but its position is glorious. It would give the ability for both of you to avoid city traffic at least at your home end, but it's still only 20 miles from Lausanne for major shopping trips etc.

Just a thought.
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Re: Need suggestions for the best location to live!

Thanks Ace1 and TrudiSchifter for your suggestion. Most probably we will stay in Laussane.
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