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Opinions on Wipkingen?

Hi all, I just moved to Zurich a couple of weeks ago following a job transfer.

I am a single woman in her late 20s. After having majorly lucked out, I was accepted as a tenant for a small but lovely 2 rooms apartment in Wipkingen. It was the first place I saw and applied for! After reading so many horror stories of people taking months and months to find a place to rent, I was really surprised! Lucky me!

The place is very close to the lively bit of Wipkingen and right on the river. It takes roughly 5 mins to cross the river and get to Kreis 5. I have been to Wipkingen a couple of times and the vibe I got was great. It feels like a hip and interesting place.

I’d love to hear the opinions of those who knows Zurich and Wipkingen better than me. Is it a nice place indeed? Would you recommend it? Any opinion, good or bad, is welcome!

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Old 13.06.2018, 08:56
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Re: Opinions on Wipkingen?

Congrats Ondasp.

Wipkingen is indeed a nice area of Zurich to end up in, in your situation. You have done well.

Relax, you have plenty of time to find your way around. In the meantime, I find the Kafi Schnapps is a nice combination of cafe and bar. Check out the obere and untere letten for swimming or hanging by the river. Nordbrucke is a nice enough bar for an evening glass.

Have a great and successful start to your Zurich life!
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Re: Opinions on Wipkingen?

I live in Wipkigen.

Having lived in quite a few places around town and outside,
its hands down one of the best areas for young people.
Especially for singles.
There are quite some good restaurants, bars, the whole Letten area, Co-working spaces around.
And there is stuff happening all the time.
One of the bars around, Nordbrücke, just had their 10 year anniversary party.
Next weekend is a local fest with a Flea-markt and some open air music.
Then there is the Werdinsel Open air coming up soon as well.

Welcome to the neighborhood.
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Excellent mobility from Wipkingen. Much of it is fairly flat, so cycling is great. Tramlines and buses. Good walking.

Have a great time exploring Zurich!
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Re: Opinions on Wipkingen?

I live just a km or 2 further west from there and it's a great area. You can walk into the centre along the river pretty quickly and there's a direct train to the airport.

As Wolverine say's, loads of great bars and restaurants - Flying Pizza on Nordstrasse is a gem (some excellent beers there too) and just on the other side of the river is the Viadukt market (where I work).

Welcome to the coolest Barrio in town!
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Re: Opinions on Wipkingen?

Thank you everyone for your kind replies! It seems like I made a good choice after all
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Re: Opinions on Wipkingen?

Some of us will be at the Viadukt Markthalle at GrumpyGrapeFruit's British Cheese Center later this evening.

If you fancy coming by.
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