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Areas to live in Vaud and ones to avoid

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Would be moving and have to stay in the Vaud area .. Office would be in Rolle... looking at options in Nyon, Morges , Lausanne or Gland.
One criteria would be staying close to public school. Just wanted to understand specifically if there are areas to avoid in Lausanne, Nyon based on any factors. As is the case with any place, there are some places that people prefer to stay out of , especially if living with Family and kids.

Do suggest , and apologize if i have hurt sentiments, but just trying to be cautious
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Re: Areas to live in Vaud and ones to avoid

I vote for Morges and would avoid a good part the west side of Lausanne.
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Re: Areas to live in Vaud and ones to avoid

Nyon will avoid you with its sky high rents

Anywhere is close to a public school, really. Rolle itself is gorgeous, Morges, as well.
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Re: Areas to live in Vaud and ones to avoid

The OP has 3.5 K a month housing budget, comfortable, but how many square meters would be wanted and would Nyon be a good choice in any case?
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Re: Areas to live in Vaud and ones to avoid

All of the places you mention are fairly big in swiss terms, towns/cities. Plus they are on the lake more or less.

You may want to consider the many many villages too with the rule of thumb that if you go a little further back from the lake you will get more space for less cost. Most have a school / auberge / shop and transport.
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Re: Areas to live in Vaud and ones to avoid

For a family of tree one can get a 2 bedroom apartment in the range of 2k, unless money is no factor.
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Re: Areas to live in Vaud and ones to avoid

Personally, if I had the opportunity to work in Rolle, I would look at the several nice vineyard villages nearby and avoid the larger towns altogether. Keeping the commute short would be ideal. Nothing wrong with Rolle. Unless you have a compelling reason to live in a city, I would avoid Lausanne.
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Re: Areas to live in Vaud and ones to avoid

In my mind, his wife being home maker, she will have more opportunities near a town.
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In my mind, his wife being home maker, she will have more opportunities near a town.
Yep.. that is a consideration as she would have to travel to Lausanne for each and every thing... and if considering public schools , she has to rush back at 12 when he comes back... Rolle, just seen the area... it is picturesque, almost picture postcard in appearance, but a bit secluded is what i feel.

Trying to shortlist between Nyon, Lausanne, Morges... think i'll see the houses that are available as i have heard that its pretty difficult to get houses and cant be too choosy
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Re: Areas to live in Vaud and ones to avoid

As a very rough guide, closer you get to Geneve, higher you'll pay and you need to factor in traveling distance.

Lausanne - Geneve is quick as their is Intercity rail, maybe 35 mins

Morges - Geneve is longer as only Regional train....
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Re: Areas to live in Vaud and ones to avoid

He needs a regional train (works in Rolle), try Morges - you will get more bang for your buck than in Nyon
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Re: Areas to live in Vaud and ones to avoid

Train Rolle-Morges is just 14 minutes !

BTW, if you want more space and more bangs for your money- go North towards the foot of the Jura- if you like quiet and nature, and smaller schools.

If you go on the cff.ch website, you get integrated train + bus timtables showing the whole journey, not just the train part- if you look at more remote areas and want to find out the full commuting time. Although if going towards Jura- I'd commute by car. Towards St Georges, Colombier sur Morges, etc.
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Re: Areas to live in Vaud and ones to avoid

If you follow the Nyon - St Cergue train line (le petit train rouge) on a map you will see all the smaller villages that are situated above Nyon and Gland, here you will find rental property that is cheaper, even small houses for your 3.5K with incredible views of the Léman and Mt Blanc!


Villages along the line: Trélex - Givrins - Genolier - Le Muids - Arzier
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Re: Areas to live in Vaud and ones to avoid

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As a very rough guide, closer you get to Geneve, higher you'll pay and you need to factor in traveling distance.

Lausanne - Geneve is quick as their is Intercity rail, maybe 35 mins

Morges - Geneve is longer as only Regional train....
The IC from Lausanne to Geneva is 48 minutes. The ICN from Morges to Geneva (stops only in Nyon) is 37 minutes.
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Yep.. that is a consideration as she would have to travel to Lausanne for each and every thingy
Bizarre statement. There are plenty of shopping centers though along the lake so I don't know why she would need to go to Lausanne. Chavannes, for example. Aubonne has plenty of big shops.
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In my mind, his wife being home maker, she will have more opportunities near a town.
just depends on her personality, whether they have dogs, whether she wants to ride horses, likes nature and walking- or prefers shopping. In all the location I've lived in, smaller places have turned out to be much easier to get to know people and make friends, than in large towns. There is nothing more lonely than being alone surrounded by 1000s of people...
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The IC from Lausanne to Geneva is 48 minutes. The ICN from Morges to Geneva (stops only in Nyon) is 37 minutes.
Why is Geneva even being mentioned at all...OP wants to live in Vaud because of work in Rolle...Geneva is a hell-hole anyway.
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Why is Geneva even being mentioned at all...OP wants to live in Vaud because of work in Rolle...Geneva is a hell-hole anyway.
Just saw a few places in Nyon... lovely apartments.. spacious... good city center, views.. just the little thing about would the school have a good integration in place ... which is weighing heavily on my mind as have heard about a family leaving due to the support not being adequate.. sigh
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Just saw a few places in Nyon... lovely apartments.. spacious... good city center, views.. just the little thing about would the school have a good integration in place ... which is weighing heavily on my mind as have heard about a family leaving due to the support not being adequate.. sigh
You know, like I said, I have no actual experience with that particular matter, however what I will say is that there is a very concentrated English speaking population living in Nyon and the surrounding area, and because I don't believe they all go to the international school, then there must be a system set up. I would contact the schools to find out more on what is on offer, further more, unless you heard the story of the unhappy family directly from the horse's mouth, then I would take it with a pinch of salt, some ex-pat parents can be a little OTT when it comes to expectations, 1 family's bad experience in an area full of English speakers should show you that.
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Geneva is a hell-hole anyway.
Oh no it's not!
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