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Old 30.08.2008, 11:00
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Re: Best place to live for a family in Basel?

Barry, you mean Reinach. Riehen is a lovely place to live, but that isn't where the international schools are.

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Re: Best place to live for a family in Basel?

I have read this string right through, so apologies if I've missed something.
My family has been invited out to meet the relocation company next week. I've organised a visit to ISB Reinach (kids 11 13).
I'd like to have a look at prospective villages to the south (east and west) of Reinach to get a feel of prospective places to live.
My main criteria are large garden - 2 dogs within a village or edge of town location AND easy public transport links to ISB, Reinach, within 30 minutes. I am assuming that Basel city centre, where the prospective job is no more than 15 minutes further along the public transport lines.

Is a 30 minute public transport commute normal for these kids?
Are Hochwald, Gempen, Pfeffingen, Laufen, Nuglar all too far out?

Any advice on things you'd have wanted your relocation agents to show you on a flying visit?
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Re: Best place to live for a family in Basel?

The number 11 tram stops outside the Aesch and Reinach campuses of the ISB, in the southern direction the tram teminates at Aesch. Going by your childrens ages, you will have one child at each campus.

If you want EASY public transport in reach of the schools and Basel centre, I suggest Aesch, Reinach or Munchenstein (basically something close to the number 11 tram). On the outskirts of these villages there are houses/apartments with gardens although I have no idea on the availability.

Duggingen in the south is accessible by rail but then you would need to catch the train to Aesch (1 stop), walk (about 5 minutes) to the tram terminus in Aesch and two tram stops to the Aesch campus (Arlesheimer Strasse, at the school). Then further to the Reinach campus.

There is a bus service to Pfeffingen, it is a nice area up on the hill and within walking
distance of Aesch.

Hochwald, Gempen, not sure about the public transport, I have seen buses to Gempen from Dornach rail station but it would not be easy. Laufen, once again is accessible by rail but it is about 15minutes by car from Aesch.

Hope this helps. I live in Aesch and also have children at both ISB campuses.

As far as kids commute goes, they vary, some kids come in from France and Germany, commutes can be a bit tricky if you have to line up a tram and then a bus, I know a girl who takes about 45mins to get to school if all the connections are right and she lives about 10kms away in a straight line.

PM me if you have any more questions.

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Re: Best place to live for a family in Basel?

Thank you Larissa
Actually both children come the summer will be in the Reinach campus as they will be entering grades 8 and 6.
The appeal of Basel and its surrounding is its public transport facilities and being able to live "out" but still give the children their independance. No such luck in our village here in Buckinghamshire!

Maybe I'm wrong about the frequency of public transport. Is there an easy public transport/timetable website I can look at?

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Re: Best place to live for a family in Basel?

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Maybe I'm wrong about the frequency of public transport. Is there an easy public transport/timetable website I can look at?

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Here is the convenient SBB timetable site
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Re: Best place to live for a family in Basel?

The trams on the 11 line, go every 7 - 9 minutes, during the day.

http://www.blt.ch/FahrplanundLinienn....aspx?linie=11

This is the Basel Landschaft transport site. It has a map of all the tram and bus lines around Basel, which is very useful.

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Re: Best place to live for a family in Basel?

Great,
Thanks for the links guys. I can carry on my virtual search prior to a look-see next week.
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