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Kanton Zug - Best places to live??

Just started working in Kanton Zug and trying to figure out where to live. British family. Any tips? Will have one teenager in an International School and a younger one in Swiss Primary. Need four bedrooms. Have seen places around Cham and Rotkreuz, and up in Unterägeri. Any views on the pros and cons?
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Just started working in Kanton Zug and trying to figure out where to live. British family. Any tips? Will have one teenager in an International School and a younger one in Swiss Primary. Need four bedrooms. Have seen places around Cham and Rotkreuz, and up in Unterägeri. Any views on the pros and cons?

Unteraegeri is a nice country village at the aegerisee, mostly fogg free in winter time. Close to ski, hiking areas. A lot of xpats are living in Unter&Oberaegeri. There are no trains to Zug, only buses.
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Just started working in Kanton Zug and trying to figure out where to live. British family. Any tips? Will have one teenager in an International School and a younger one in Swiss Primary. Need four bedrooms. Have seen places around Cham and Rotkreuz, and up in Unterägeri. Any views on the pros and cons?
No idea what your budget is, but Baar has got reasonably good connections and is slightly cheaper than in Zug (taxes and rent). Cham and Hünenberg are slightly better value for money, and are very close to Autobahn connections (but public transport to anywhere other than Luzern and Zug takes a while). The various Ägeris offer even more value for money, but are pretty remote by all forms of transport.
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Re: Kanton Zug - Best places to live??

Baar is nice, Rotkreuz not so much...too industrial.

Cham is also nice but usually a bit more expensive. Look at Oberwil too.
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Re: Kanton Zug - Best places to live??

Depends what you are looking for. If you want amenities and town life, then Baar, Steinhausen and Cham (and Zug, if you can find a suitable flat) are good. If you are looking for more "country" - out of the way life, then there is Menzingen and Neuheim and a whole host of other small towns. I find Oberwil, Unter- and Oberaegeri to be in-between town and country life and to be very attractive (amenities and locale), but they have a little bit of an "expat conclave" feel which isn't to our taste but certainly to others'.

We live in Edlibach (a hamlet of Menzingen) and are thoroughly enjoying it here. We find it very serene, with a friendly, cohesive community and the local landscape stunning. It really suits our love of hiking and biking and all things outdoors. To thrive here it does call for a bit of a desire to at least try to integrate/learn the language as there are a only a handful of anglophone families around. We are having a great experience with the primary education here, though, and are finding it has the amenities and quick transportation links we need. If you want to know more about this area please feel free to pm me. Good luck with your search.

(PS. if I had my 'druthers, I would live in Finstersee - a tiny little hamlet set on a hilltop, under even higher wooded mountain. It has no shop, only an old church, primary school and its houses, but it is pretty as a chocolate box scene and the community is super friendly. Surely it is one of the loveliest towns in the Kanton. Sigh, a girl can dream.)
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Re: Kanton Zug - Best places to live??

Bear in mind that although this is good info, most likely you won't be able to choose.

It's not like there's a huge variety of flats in all regions. There are very few, most often expensive and gone-in-2-days flats that you need to rush to get.

Only 0.5% of all flats are free at any given time here so try not to get too hang up on the region and focus on whether the flat is good enough for you. If you only look in one region and nowhere else it might take lots of months and even years to find the ideal flat.

Once you already live here you can keep an eye on the market without stress, for your dream flat. But it probably won't be the first one to move into.
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Thanks for the information.
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Re: Kanton Zug - Best places to live??

i would certainly consider Cham, because you are quickly everywhere and although the city is not the most beautiful one, it has a very nice park directly at the lake. Ägeri certainly has the better views (depends on where you exactly live) but it is a bit off everything and you have to take the car (or bus) to go to Zug. Rents are also a bit higher there (at least in Oberägeri).

Rotkreuz has certainly good train connections and if you are a golf player...there is a 18 hole course.
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Re: Kanton Zug - Best places to live??

If you look for a place which has good train connections then stick with Zug, Cham, Rotkreuz, Baar... Personally, I really like Cham, it is near to the lake, near to Zug and I has good connections to Zürich, Luzern.
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