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Hopefully we can get somewhere pleasant for our budget!
I can't think of a bad neighborhood around here.

By the way, rental rates run somewhat parallel to tax rates, in my opinion. The lower the taxes in the area, the higher the rent. You would also see it reflected in real estate prices. So perhaps finding Real Estate comps by geography can help you find your spot. And then keep in mind the differences in tax rates between Cantons. Good luck!
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Old 24.12.2014, 14:56
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I can't think of a bad neighborhood around here.

By the way, rental rates run somewhat parallel to tax rates, in my opinion. The lower the taxes in the area, the higher the rent. You would also see it reflected in real estate prices. So perhaps finding Real Estate comps by geography can help you find your spot. And then keep in mind the differences in tax rates between Cantons. Good luck!
Not only taxes but also commuting costs. So the further you need to travel to get too Zürich, the more likely it will be you find something marginally cheaper.

I think the question you should be asking, are you townies or are you country folks. There's nothing worse than living in the wrong environment, surrounded by people who you can't associate with and cut off from stuff that interests you purely to save maybe 100 Francs or so in rent.

Where your BF is looking to work is a pretty good area. You can walk downtown.There are plenty of nice bars and restaurants even in the more residential bits of Wiedikon. Public transport within the city of Zürich is fabulous. There's always something going on. From theatre and opera house all the way to pub concerts or really weird and alternative stuff if you prefer that, so whatever you feel like, you'll probably find it somewhere in town.

Some people seek that out. Others maybe want to get away from it. Take it from somebody who made the mistake of living in Aargau for three months surrounded by neighbors whose only interest in life appeared to be mowing the lawn and washing the car. I was so incredibly happy when I went back. There may be others who would have given an arm and a leg to trade with me. So this is a question you can only answer yourself. Don't decide purely on the basis of costs.
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Where your BF is looking to work is a pretty good area. You can walk downtown.There are plenty of nice bars and restaurants even in the more residential bits of Wiedikon. Public transport within the city of Zürich is fabulous. There's always something going on. From theatre and opera house all the way to pub concerts or really weird and alternative stuff if you prefer that, so whatever you feel like, you'll probably find it somewhere in town.

Some people seek that out. Others maybe want to get away from it. Take it from somebody who made the mistake of living in Aargau for three months surrounded by neighbors whose only interest in life appeared to be mowing the lawn and washing the car. I was so incredibly happy when I went back. There may be others who would have given an arm and a leg to trade with me. So this is a question you can only answer yourself. Don't decide purely on the basis of costs.
Yeah, you need to take your lifestyle change into consideration. You can go nuts if you don't. In SF, LA or NYC, the city is your living room and your dining room. You live most of your life outside. Its not nearly as fun in Zuerich, and it is very expensive to live in the same way. Most people live their lives inside their own homes. So its pretty important to find a place you will enjoy living in.

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Re: Living outside Zurich

There are now buses (well, have been for some time) from the other side of the Uetliberg to Sihlcity/Enge.
Post Auto Line 200 for example.

Though 1500 is a bit of a stretch.
I pay 1500 (with a parking space) for a 50sqm flat in a small town (well, make that village) 20 minutes from Schmiede Wiedikon.
But that's from a contract signed in 2007.
Where ever public transit to ZH is good, prices go up.
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There are now buses (well, have been for some time) from the other side of the Uetliberg to Sihlcity/Enge.
Post Auto Line 200 for example.

Though 1500 is a bit of a stretch.
I pay 1500 (with a parking space) for a 50sqm flat in a small town (well, make that village) 20 minutes from Schmiede Wiedikon.
But that's from a contract signed in 2007.
Where ever public transit to ZH is good, prices go up.
I pay 1220 for 65 sq meters in Kreis 6, Genossenschaft, no parking space but building recently renovated. I admit that it took a good streak of luck to get in though, but apparently I fitted the profile of what they were looking for.
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Re: Living outside Zurich

Hi there

I would also recommend any place along the S5 train line starting at Oberglatt. That means:

- Oberglatt
- Rümlang
- Glattbrugg
- Oerlikon

...and after that you're already at Hardbrücke and then Hauptbahnhof.

In the aforementionend places you're definitely going to find a nice apartment that fits your budget. And you just hop on the train for 10mins or so and you're right in the city.

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Thanks a million for all of the extremely helpful replies very much appreciated!
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Your BF will be working practically on our doorstep (Credit Suisse anyone??) Wiedikon is a great area to live, lots of shops, restaurants, mixed cultures, just a hop-skip-jump away from Paradeplatz. For places further outside of town, check out anywhere along the S4 or S8 train lines:


http://www.zvv.ch/en/routes-and-zone...work-plan.html
That's the one! Hopefully we can get somewhere in Wiedikon - if not, then Adliswil looks great commuting-wise.
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