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Where to live in Zurich? (family of three and working in Uetlibergstrasse)

Hi,

We are in the process of moving to Zurich this summer so I would like to hear your views on where to live in the city to have an easy commute to work.

We have a 3 years old boy and ideally we'd like to continue the Montessori education for him in Zurich. In addition, we are keen to find a place close to an indoor swimming pool and a gym.

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Re: Where to live in Zurich? (family of three and working in Uetlibergstrasse)

As a family, I'd suggest being outside Zurich city (which will be better for taxes anyway). My choice would be anywhere along the silver coast (Kilchberg down to Richterswil); the commute is easy, max 20 mins on the train to Zurich Enge (from Richterswil), then 1 tram to the front door of CS. Frankly it would take at least as long as that to commute from many parts of the city, and your quality of life at the weekend would likely be better. If you definitely want to be in the city, then you need to be looking at Enge, Wollishofen etc., the SW side anyway

There seem to be quite a lot of Montessori schools around (in Enge and Thalwil to mention just two), there are gyms in almost every town and there's an indoor pool in Wädenswil (and probably elsewhere). Don't forget that for the summer, the lake is brilliant and free if you don't want the facilities of a Badi (the Horn in Richterswil is a great example). If you are looking for swimming lessons for your little one, talk to ibdeborah of this parish, who runs Waterbabies and is based around Adliswil/Rüschlikon/Kilchberg
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Re: Where to live in Zurich? (family of three and working in Uetlibergstrasse)

I'd also say that whilst you don't want to go for a massive commute from the outset, bear in mind your husband might want to change job before you want to think about moving again which will change the commute, so finding somewhere that you like as a family should be a higher priority IMV. As long as you can get into Zurich HB, pretty much all the trams go past so commuting is not too much of an issue.
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Re: Where to live in Zurich? (family of three and working in Uetlibergstrasse)

Hi,
We've just secured an apartment in Thalwil and my husband works at the Uetlibergstrasse too. His commute will be 24 minutes, door to door (6 min walk, train to Enge and tram stop Uetlihof). Apparently by pushbike it'll take around 30 minutes.

There's a indoor swimmingpool in Lagnau am Albis, there are two busses that go there and take around 20 min (had it calculate from Bahnhof). But there are also pools in the surrounding villages.
And in Thalwil there are three Badi's and a free shuttle bus in summer (really ;-) ). http://www.thalwil.ch/de/verwaltung/...dienst_id=5022
If your German's not up to par, try running it through google translate.

As far as the schools go, I have no clue.

Good luck with the decision making.

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