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Living in Collonge-Bellerive?

Hello All,

We are house hunting in and around Geneva this week and have found a property that suits the family nicely in Collonge-Bellerive. Does anyone here live in that area, and if so, would you care to share your insights on traffic, shopping, english speaking kids in the area, etc.

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Re: Living in Collonge-Bellerive?

Don't live there but thought to say a few words. It is an area on the outskirts of the city, but it is kind of a converging point for all the traffic coming into Geneva from that side, ie. Corsier, Hermance, and neighboring France. Probably your impact is more determined by your immediate micro area of Collonge-Bellerive.

Driving in on that side of GVA, if having work on the other side of lake/river will not be easy having all the traffic going down quai and across mt. blanc bridge. Another option is bike and/or take mouette across lake or other public transport. If working in on that side of the lake, like down in rue du rhone and the like, it is ok commute.
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Re: Living in Collonge-Bellerive?

That's the really posh/rich bit, so you'll find loads of english-speaking people there!
I do know that a few years ago the airport changed one of it's flight paths and now quite a lot of planes take off over that way.

Runningdeer's right, the main road towards France runs through there so traffic at certain times of the day if dreadful.
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Re: Living in Collonge-Bellerive?

Collonge-Bellerive is fine, like most of Geneva. The main criteria to choose any property in Geneva is because a). you found one, b). you like it, c). you can afford it, d). the commute is doable (ideally you won't need to cross a river if you're in a car.) If you've seen the property and area "seemed" nice, it probably is. map.search.ch has good aerial maps that will give you a feel for the area and local amenities. If you want any more specific advice e.g. if you have the street, then ask away.

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Re: Living in Collonge-Bellerive?

Hey everyone,

Thanks for the responses. It really helps to have opinions/experiences from people who have 'been there, done that"

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