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Old 30.05.2017, 18:32
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Re: Moving out of ZRH City - Your experiences of the coasts

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Yes, that is definitely my thinking too. A taxi from one of the stations to Feusisberg or Wollerau isn't bad at all, as you say, probably 20 or 30 chf. However, I suppose if you miss your last train then it becomes a very painful figure pretty quickly. Just looking at that scenario though, seems both the SN5 and SN8 get to stations around there, so you'd need to be doing some serious drinking to miss all of them.


So, my only real concern is finding somewhere that you can quickly get to the mainline stations without too many issues in the morning.
Drive to Pfäffikon/Richterswil/Wädenswil and park at the station. No idea about prices and availability, as SBB don't seem to publish it online.
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However, I suppose if you miss your last train then it becomes a very painful figure pretty quickly.
Only happened to me once and technically was I just too lazy/drunk to wait for the night train. I think the Uber from Zurich was still less than 100 CHF.

I could still do this pretty often before the tax savings are up...
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Re: Moving out of ZRH City - Your experiences of the coasts

My aunt lives in Thalwil and I think it's a nice place. One advantage it has is that many of the trains that do not stop at every station DO stop at Thalwil, giving you more connections, several of which take you straight to the airport.

The real question is - are you a sunset or a sunrise person? I had a friend with a lake view place in Rüschlikon, the morning view from his balcony was awesome but the evening was a bit meh, you basically could see the reflection of the sunset on the windows on the other side. This becomes a moot point if you are going to opt for somewhere on the hill like Feusisberg - another friend of mine who is your age just moved up there recently and he loves it, the views are great. He is a "car person" though, so not sure about the train situation.

Price-wise, the further away from Zurich you get without ending up in Zug the better the price will be, or rather, the more square metres you'll get for your money.

There is also this special phenomenon out in the country where people don't necessarily want to sell to the highest bidder but rather to someone they feel is suitable for the neighbourhood. Some properties don't go on the open market but are sold within one's circle of acquaintances instead. So I guess one way forward is to decide where you want to go and live and then start building ties with that area - if you aren't in a rush to move, that is.

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Old 31.05.2017, 12:07
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So, my only real concern is finding somewhere that you can quickly get to the mainline stations without too many issues in the morning.

Most places do have pretty efficient bus connections to the railway stations in the morning.

Most dwellings really only seem to be a couple of minutes walk from a bus stop.
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Re: Moving out of ZRH City - Your experiences of the coasts

Definitely a Sunset person Kittster. I like that going slightly higher up gives you a better panorama, generally and you do get the sunset.

The downside is obviously that you are further from a train. I could commit to just driving to work though, as the motorway is nearby, and maybe get a parking space near my work. Then on the odd occasion I wanted to go out and have a drink in town after work etc, could leave car and use Public Transport.

I wasn't a big fan of Thalwil I have to say, and there aren't any tax advantages, so I think it's not on the radar really.
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Definitely a Sunset person Kittster. I like that going slightly higher up gives you a better panorama, generally and you do get the sunset.

The downside is obviously that you are further from a train. I could commit to just driving to work though, as the motorway is nearby, and maybe get a parking space near my work. Then on the odd occasion I wanted to go out and have a drink in town after work etc, could leave car and use Public Transport.

I wasn't a big fan of Thalwil I have to say, and there aren't any tax advantages, so I think it's not on the radar really.
Hi StirB,

I was wondering what you did in the end, did you finally move out? I am in a similar situation as you, considering whether to move from the city or not...but I'm not 100% convinced (yet).
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Re: Moving out of ZRH City - Your experiences of the coasts

Hi Hof,

We are still here, we'd likely only move around this time next year.

We have found somewhere we'd really like to go to (I just opened another thread on it actually, weird coincidence!) - Walchwil.

We're in the process of trying to find somewhere there at the moment.
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Hi Hof,

We are still here, we'd likely only move around this time next year.

We have found somewhere we'd really like to go to (I just opened another thread on it actually, weird coincidence!) - Walchwil.

We're in the process of trying to find somewhere there at the moment.
Thanks for the update!
We're on a similar situation since we have been checking for moving but didn't take the step yet.
I missed the new thread but I will keep an eye on it
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Thanks for the update!
We're on a similar situation since we have been checking for moving but didn't take the step yet.
I missed the new thread but I will keep an eye on it
Pro tip: If you move in December (you can formally register before the end of the year) will the lower tax rate apply for all of 2017.
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Definitely a Sunset person Kittster. I like that going slightly higher up gives you a better panorama, generally and you do get the sunset.

The downside is obviously that you are further from a train. I could commit to just driving to work though, as the motorway is nearby, and maybe get a parking space near my work. Then on the odd occasion I wanted to go out and have a drink in town after work etc, could leave car and use Public Transport.

I wasn't a big fan of Thalwil I have to say, and there aren't any tax advantages, so I think it's not on the radar really.
It sounds like kilchberg to Thalwil is your best bet in terms of tax and the public transport. However, the better the public transport the higher the noise of it This line is on the main route of cargo trains too, albeit we are not really disturbed at all.

I for one like sunsets too but the sunrise especially in Thalwil is just spectacular!
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