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Living in Adliswil

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Me and my wife moved to Zürich a couple of months ago. We were accepted for renting an apartment in Adliswil and we are considering moving there. Does anyone lives there? Are there any insecurity problems?


Thanks!
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Re: Living in Adliswil

Well, there is gunfire every saturday morning in summer....
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Re: Living in Adliswil

live there myself and seems secure to me, only thing that stands out is that some people just put rubbish outside which isn't in the regulatory bags or place.
there are quite a lot of ethnic eastern europeans but they seem to be pretty well integrated, most are cleaners, taxi drivers or mechanics and to me it is a nice mix
it cerainly is much better living than schlieren, altstetten or dietikon
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Re: Living in Adliswil

The locals are no picknick either... i remember, must have been ahout10 years ago, during the octoberfest one of them threw up in the lobby of the local UBS...
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Re: Living in Adliswil

Hi Juan. Adliswil is a good Place to live. The centre has lots of different shops and the river is lovely to walk along.
Hopefully your neighbors will be lovely.
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Re: Living in Adliswil

Well, insecurity is a very personal thing.

I lived there for 16 years (all the way top of Büchelring, great view, should never have left), I was a single woman never even thinking about lack of security there (I admit, it's not something I think about much anyway). It sits between Zurich and Zug - which for me was perfect.
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Re: Living in Adliswil

It’s conveniently located very close to Zurich and not far from Zug. In 5 minutes you are in Wollishofen in Zurich so you get the best of both worlds: city life and suburbia life. Extremely safe (sorry where in Switzerland is it not safe in comparison with most places in the world?)
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Re: Living in Adliswil

Op, were you by an chance looking at the building yesterday evening around 630 ? Did a (very) handsome man, blond hair, ponytail, leather jacket with patches sown on walk by ?
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Re: Living in Adliswil

Oddly enough I recently spent a couple of days there in transit during our camping vacation. Can't say it stood out in any particular way, your standard suburban locality in Swiss Germany - people were warm and helpful. I also managed to discover a great butcher there
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Well, there is gunfire every saturday morning in summer....
Depends how far you are from the ranges.
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live there myself and seems secure to me, only thing that stands out is that some people just put rubbish outside which isn't in the regulatory bags or place.
there are quite a lot of ethnic eastern europeans but they seem to be pretty well integrated, most are cleaners, taxi drivers or mechanics and to me it is a nice mix
it cerainly is much better living than schlieren, altstetten or dietikon
Hilarious.

There are some "ethnic eastern europeans" too, indeed. And not all of them work as drivers, cleaners and mechanics. Figure that.

@OP,
I have to agree that Adliswil doesn't stand out among other places in the Swiss German part and it's rather "plain" if you ask me (there are many other towns of similar size with more character/charm), but it's very safe and very well situated. Proximity to ZH is a great bonus if you work there. Schools are OK, have heard mixed opinions though. (but coming from people who have very high standards)
I know quite a lot of people of different nationalities who live there and trust me it's an OK place, they would definitely afford to live somewhere else if it was awful/unsafe/dirty/etc etc. (not that I heard of such places in CH, just saying)

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Re: Living in Adliswil

If I was going to buy a place in or around Zurich then Adliswil would be very high on my list of considerations. My reasons being:
  • It's placed along the Sihl, which is imo one of the most beautiful areas in the Kanton. Tons of places to walk and bike.
  • It's very close to Thalwil and the nice side of the lake, which is just up and over the hill.
  • The S4 train goes direct to HB in 17 or so minutes.
  • It's next to the A3, the highway that goes all the way down to Graubunden. It's also convenient to get to Ticino by car.
  • It's cheaper than central Zurich but still close.

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Op, were you by an chance looking at the building yesterday evening around 630 ? Did a (very) handsome man, blond hair, ponytail, leather jacket with patches sown on walk by ?
Ooooooo. No man bun?
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Re: Living in Adliswil

I've lived in Adliswil for over seven years. first in the big estate by Ahornweg and currently Sonnenberg side. I think its very safe and a nice place to bring up children. There is a good mix of nationalities and all the neighbours I have had, have been ok. My only gripe is that it could do with a few more restaurants.
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We live in Adliswil for quite a long time. Indeed not the most exciting place and indeed not many restaurants, but connectivity is great and it's a safe and convenient place.
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There is a good mix of nationalities and all the neighbours I have had, have been ok. My only gripe is that it could do with a few more restaurants.
These are all bonuses. You don't want your children to see their darker complexion relatives and friends or their own and find it be out of place. I also appreciate the lack of large crowds. There's just enough for it to be low and yet have a nice restaurant for a night out.

The Sihl is also great for cycling/running/walking, but there's been an uptick in dog walkers with multiple dogs off leash. So I would warn that the dog situation can make things unpleasant during relatively quiet work hours. Make sure you get an idea of their schedules before a lunchtime run when wfh. I think however that this is true anywhere in the kanton.
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Re: Living in Adliswil

I agree with most of the comments made here by my fellow ”Adliswilers”

It is a very convenient place to live with a decent amount of facilities including a large Migros, Coop and Denner supermarkets, a very friendly Post office and a UBS branch.

Plus it’s only 10 minutes on the train or by car to Sihlcity, which has a shopping mall and a reasonable choice of restaurants and an English speaking cinema.

There is a sports center with indoor pool and an outdoor pool and nice green recreation area about 10 minutes walk from the center.

It is extremely safe and a relaxed place to live in my opinion.
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My only gripe is that it could do with a few more restaurants.

Have you tried them all ? There seem to be too many pizza places for me...but there's a reasonable variety for what is a small town.



Al Ponte - pizza and pasta mostly

Wachtstubli - swiss, they do a summer bbq to order

Krone - fancy modern cuisine

Ban Thai - very good Thai food

Boom - at the Ibis hotel, large portions of salad, flammkuchen, burgers
Buchel - I'd call this 'local' food - pizza, salad, pasta
Felsenegg - fondue in the winter, salad etc in the summer with a good view. I like to go there just for a hot chocolate and the view
Flora

Disler - cafe
Frau Burris - cafe
Tomate - pizza and a bowling alley you can rent
Zen- Chinese - seems more fancy, haven't eaten there

Flora - cheapest hamburger or schnitzels in town
Bahnhoff treff- kebabs

Linde - haven't even tried it
Hei Fung - chinese - kid-friendly
Pot Bellies - American style
Rössli - swiss - more traditional restaurant
Canaan - asian style
timz (near the gemeindehaus) - haven't tried it lately, but it used to be basically a cafe
Soodmatte
Zur Au - swiss
and another kebab shop called Orient Pizza-Kebab
oh, and I forgot, there's also a Dutch grocery store.

and the migros buffet
And the big migros buffet/cafe at Park im Gruene
Soodring (pizza and pasta)




plus several home delivery pizza and takeaways.


What we're missing in Adliswil is a decent Indian restaurant, but there is one called Ginger in Thalwil, and also one near Oberreiden that was quite good last time I tried it - Chalet India. There is however a small Indian grocery store which we love, and they want to be able to do takeaways but they weren't able to get permission to set up a kitchen.



There's also a cafe at the wildlife park, and for Irish Pub vibe we go to Wollishofen on the bus. a cafe at the swimming pool.



What's missing is japanese/greek/arabic/vietnamese or any sort of african or south american food. But it's not far to go back into Zurich for these and to be honest we probably eat out maybe once per month in a 'proper' restaurant.



Oh, and if you like english/aussie/new zealand style pies, there is a pie man - www.pie-tribe.com








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