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Thoughts on Zurich district 7 neighborhoods?

Hello all,

My wife and two children and I are leaning towards taking a posting in Switzerland. My children -- ages 9 and 7 -- are currently enrolled in the Lycee Francais de San Francisco, and we would like to have them transition to the Lycee in Zurich, which is located in Gockhausen, in district 7.

I don't know this neighborhood, and would be interested in any suggestions or experience with it.
Is it a nice place? [/LIST]Is it convenient to transportation? (I would have clients in Basel, Zug, etc.)[/LIST]Are there other places nearby that would be convenient to the school?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Re: Thoughts on Zurich district 7 neighborhoods?

While it's nearby, Gockhausen is not part of the City of Zürich and therefore not in district 7 anymore. Gockhausen is part of the City of Dübendorf.

I hear that there's quite a lot of low-flying air traffic in the morning approaching ZRH. (6 to 7 on weekdays, 6 to 9 on weekends)
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Re: Thoughts on Zurich district 7 neighborhoods?

Welcome to the forum!

Gockhausen is lovely. It even gets more snow and sun than the Zurich city.
It is quiet and you'll have to shop for everything elsewhere. But, it is well connected with transport.

It is about 20 minutes to the Zurich HBH. Then about an hour to Basel, Zug and Luzern from there.

If someone is going to live at home...be aware that it could be quite boring and lonely if hobbies and the like are not a priority outside of home. Gockhausen will feel isolated compared to life in SF. But then again...the city proper is 20 minutes away.

Good luck!
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