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Old 09.03.2020, 18:28
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Re: Living around Zürich

I live in Greifensee, where there is a beautiful and very clean lake by the same name. I love it here. It's a 15 minute train ride to/from the main train station in central Zurich. There are swimming and grilling areas all around the lake as well as a nice biking and walking trail that goes all the way around it. We pay $2,100 per month for a nice-sized, modern 3-bedroom apartment.
The lake here has gorgeous sunsets. This is a photo that I took a few summers ago, just to give you an idea.

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Old 09.03.2020, 20:03
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Kloten (like Oerlikon) is a bit of a concrete jungle IMO, and not much going in the evenings or weekends. And yes, being close to the airport it's noisy, not just from the planes but also the main roads and motorways around it.
Yeah I was afraid about the airplanes. That's why houses I found so many nice houses there.

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Indeed the train network matters and what matters the most is the night one https://www.zvv.ch/zvv-assets/fahrpl.../nachtnetz.pdf

It sucks to leave early just because you have to catch the last train home. The night trains are indicated as SN*.
I thought of this too. We are both 32 years old and still like to go out once or twice a month. Being close to the city removes the stress of the last train home.

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If you have pets you should really look for "pets allowed" houses, nothing is not pre-discussed here. Kids too, as some places are child friendly and others are more senior/pensioners oriented..an agent would know things you can't get simply from visiting a place, trust me. If your company provides the services of a relocation company, your relocation agent will help you with finding a house but you'll have to give them a hint - you're into urban places, or more country side etc. Also indicating an area would be helpful, so they won't waste your time and theirs.
They'll come up with a list of apartments/houses and their description and take you to visit them. (at least our relocation agent did that for us when we moved to CH) They'll also help you with your registration to the municipality and also with other stuff that might come up. I wouldn't be so worried if I were you, it is more difficult for people who have absolutely no help with relocation. You might have to compromise in some areas, but a home...you'll find. (they'll find it for you)
Oh, and Kloten...Kloten is in a high noise area, there is a site where you can check that out, I might add it here a bit later.
I'll start only looking for houses where pets are allowed. I asked this because in other topics I saw people saying that they applied for a house that did not state it allowed pets and in the application they mentioned an indoor cat and it was not a problem.

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Villages in the Albis are good value and quite a quick commute into Zurich, eg Wettswil, Bonstetten, Hedingen.

https://www.homegate.ch/mieten/3000119790
The Albis area was one of the places I was looking at. I love those villages in the middle of the valley.

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I live in Greifensee, where there is a beautiful and very clean lake by the same name. I love it here. It's a 15 minute train ride to/from the main train station in central Zurich. There are swimming and grilling areas all around the lake as well as a nice biking and walking trail that goes all the way around it. We pay $2,100 per month for a nice-sized, modern 3-bedroom apartment.
The lake here has gorgeous sunsets. This is a photo that I took a few summers ago, just to give you an idea.

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I need to take a better look at Greifensee. This looks awesome .
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Old 09.03.2020, 20:30
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Hi,

I'm looking for places to live around Zürich. I'll be moving in May this year and my company is paying for a relocation company to get me a house.
In the meantime I'm looking for houses myself to make an alternative list of places that I like.

My limit is 2000 CHF per month while my girlfriend doesn't find a job and I'm paying for everything myself. When she starts to work I'll look for a better place.

I created this thread because I'm trying to find good places to live around Zürich which have a commute time to Tüffenwies of around 1 hour max.


Since I lived all my life in the city I'm trying to find places that are more surrounded by nature. I don't mind the extra commuting time. Anything from a small traditional town or a place where I can live closer to the mountains would be nice.


I'm asking because I don't know the surrounding area. I already did some Google Maps work but it's hard with so many places.


Any ideas?


My employer is also contributing to my travel pass so something where I can use ZVV Pass or Z-Pass would be nice.
Best you look in Oberenstringen or Weiningen Zürich. 10min to Tuffenwies.

PS Villages dont exist in Zurich region.
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Best you look in Oberenstringen or Weiningen Zürich. 10min to Tuffenwies.

PS Villages dont exist in Zurich region.
Thank you! I will take a look into those .
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