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Housing near EPFL for family

We are a family looking to buy a home and currently working at the EPFL. Can anyone recommend villages that are an easy commute to the EPFL? Ideally, I would avoid a traffic jam on the motorway. Is it better to live toward Montreux or Geneva for an easier commute?
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We are a family looking to buy a home and currently working at the EPFL. Can anyone recommend villages that are an easy commute to the EPFL? Ideally, I would avoid a traffic jam on the motorway. Is it better to live toward Montreux or Geneva for an easier commute?
You'll find traffic blocked in both directions. In Morges and in Crissier, depending on your schedule.

Depending on your budget, there aren't that many options. What is your budget? What type of property are you looking for?

There are some areas that are less expensive.
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You'll find traffic blocked in both directions. In Morges and in Crissier, depending on your schedule.

Depending on your budget, there aren't that many options. What is your budget? What type of property are you looking for?

There are some areas that are less expensive.
Yes, it seems with a regular 9-5 job the commute is really tough. The traffic around Morges seems really heavy. The budget is ~1.2M max. It seems like we are either going to have to fit into a small apartment in St Sulpice but if we want anything bigger then we will have to face heavy traffic on the commute. Any type of property with 2-3 bedrooms for a family of 4.
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Re: Housing near EPFL for family

Ideally you want to stay off the highway during rush hour. If you stay south of the highway but towards Morges you have first Saint-Sulpice (expensive because of the low taxes and closeness to Lsne) but you have some new PPE developments on the edge close to Denges. After that you have Préverenges which might have some possibilities. Then of course Morges.

North of the highway, you have Echandens, Lonay and then Morges. A bit more inland you have Echichens, Breblens etc.

Both of these possibilities (south/north) will allow you to get to the EPFL in less than 25 minutes at any time of the day. And depending on where you are there would be the possibility of the MBC buses.
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Re: Housing near EPFL for family

Is the project of highway bypass of Morges dead already? If not, then one could buy a house that eventually could be next to a highway.
http://www.autoroutedemorges.ch
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Is the project of highway bypass of Morges dead already? If not, then one could buy a house that eventually could be next to a highway.
http://www.autoroutedemorges.ch
Contournement de Morges on Vimeo
And?
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Re: Housing near EPFL for family

Why drive somewhere where public transport is so good? I do it all the time and the combo of train/bus is the fastest. People bike from St. Sulpice all the time, too. If budget is tight, rent in Renens and take M1 to EPFL (5min).
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Why drive somewhere where public transport is so good? I do it all the time and the combo of train/bus is the fastest. People bike from St. Sulpice all the time, too. If budget is tight, rent in Renens and take M1 to EPFL (5min).
The budget is ~1.2M max

I would not call that "tight" but then again, we all have different standards.

I guess with that small amount it won't be caviar for breakfast every day
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The budget is ~1.2M max

I would not call that "tight" but then again, we all have different standards.

I guess with that small amount it won't be caviar for breakfast every day
Hahah..You are so bourgeois. Who would want caviar for breakfast, any day, btw?

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Re: Housing near EPFL for family

Also be aware, parking at EPFL is not free, a parking pass is required. The pass is merely a license to hunt, not a guarantee of a spot. I try to take public transport whenever I go out that way as the number of spots are limited and often full.
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And?
Not everybody likes his 1.2M house value plummet when a new highway is built close by. Not even mentioning pollution and noise.
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