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Re: what about living in Schlieren (Zürich)

I am not sure why one should opt for Albisrieden vs Altstetten if already working in Altstetten. I think Altstetten has better facilities than Albisrieden and better connected transportation-wise.

Schlieren is OK-ish though you can definitely notice changes in clothing in Schlieren vs Altstetten, people do appear poorer and less educated. I don't think it makes it more dangerous, but not sure.

Actually I think Schlieren has a great potential to improve significantly in the coming decades. There are lots of high-tech companies and startups in the area due to local support.

Basically if you won't be sending your kid to a school soon and are on a tight budget, Schlieren sounds good to me. Otherwise, reconsider.

Also Schlieren has slightly lower tax rate than ZH city.
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Go for Höngg. But its not so cheap
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Our main concern is regarding sense of community (we like that it feels like one rather than a place that empties in the day), and good schools.
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Not sure where you are from or how much time you have spent in Switzerland but from what I have experienced, "Sense of community" is not a phrase people are familiar with. Communities dont really do things together in same way they do in say Spain, Italy, the US, the UK etc. Communities here are quite to themselves and the majority of the people I know here in various communities around Zurich do not even know the names of their closest neighbors.
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Right now the population of Schlieren typically comprises of the kind of foreigner the Swiss really dislike. And really it is not a about working class - it is about the kind of people.
OP, the above comment should tell you everything you need to know about the Swiss' relationship and view of "foreigners". I wouldnt let it scare you, just dont be surprised, a simple google of "Swiss and foreigners" and "Swiss unfriendly" and you will find dozens of threads on this topic from various foreigners who live here and feel unwelcome, even from Germans who speak the language. This is not uncommon so dont take it personal its just the way the Swiss are and is the reason why so many foreigners hang out with other expats.
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OP, the above comment should tell you everything you need to know about the Swiss' relationship and view of "foreigners". I wouldnt let it scare you, just dont be surprised, a simple google of "Swiss and foreigners" and "Swiss unfriendly" and you will find dozens of threads on this topic from various foreigners who live here and feel unwelcome, even from Germans who speak the language. This is not uncommon so dont take it personal its just the way the Swiss are and is the reason why so many foreigners hang out with other expats.
And some of the non-swiss are also unfriendly
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