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Largest affordable family housing projects in Switzerland?

Are anyone aware of very large affordable family housing projects/areas in Switzerland.

I'm about to start family and remember from my childhood in scandinavia it always was nice to be close to the large family housing projects where are the other kids were and school infrastructure was easy and close.

Do we have similar large family friendly housing project here in Switzerland that also is affordable (below 1.5million for a house that fit 2-3 kids). Convenience and affordability will be king in this calculation. Working half remote, half Zürich. Half to 1 hour from Zürich is ok.

Clarification: House projects i mean, 200+ row and medium sized houses with connected playgrounds and green surroundings designed by a big scale city planner / architect. Almost like a small city.

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All schools are easy and close.

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Re: Largest affordable family housing projects in Switzerland?

"Housing projects" sounds very much like Malmo and not like Zurich.
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Re: Largest affordable family housing projects in Switzerland?

Single house development projects? That's a not so common thing around here in the present time.

Looking at some 50-70 year old houses you can tell land plots were sold at the same time because they're the same size but houses are different. So, the development was the land, not the houses being built by the same company.

Back to present times. I've only see old factories demolished to build apartment buildings. I rent one flat in one of those a block from the train station.

Also, I've seen old houses from the rich with 0.5-1 hectare gardens being demolished to build apartment buildings or smaller houses. 6-8 houses replaced the old one, of course with a shared garden.

What is much more common is that you get into the trouble of buying the land and several construction companies offer you pre-designed models that may fit your land plot. That way you save in the design costs.
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Re: Largest affordable family housing projects in Switzerland?

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Are anyone aware of very large affordable family housing projects/areas in Switzerland.
I'm about to start family and remember from my childhood in scandinavia it always was nice to be close to the large family housing projects where are the other kids were and school infrastructure was easy and close.
Do we have similar large family friendly housing project here in Switzerland that also is affordable (below 1.5million for a house that fit 2-3 kids). Convenience and affordability will be king in this calculation. Working half remote, half Zürich. Half to 1 hour from Zürich is ok.
Zurich is full of different Wohngenossenschaften, some of them are running more experimental forms of co-living, check for example Kalkbreite and "Mehr als Wohnen" Luzern, Basel and Geneva are other cities with strong culture of housing cooperatives.
They are not like danish bofĉllesskaber, they are always offerening apartments for rent, with limited available area for living etc, especially the Zurcih one, because of very limited space in Zurich.

I guess there are many small cooperatives like you are asking for, at least I know for one, it is just an 4 apartments house, where the price of property does not reflect the market price (it is base price + infaltion), but you have to be chosen by others to go in when someone is going out (with old age). The idea is to heave members of housing that brings value to life (and not profit).

How you find them, I do not know maybe you can start your own one?
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Re: Largest affordable family housing projects in Switzerland?

i dont know what the housing projects are like in scandanavia but there are amazing developments finished in zurich in the last ten years. however spoiler alert it's very unlikely you will find something there.

one is in oerlikon all the way along hagenholzstrasse. another is just along from this in glattpark option between fensehstudio and lindbergh platz. and then a smaller development in wallisellen, zwicky area. these areas have shops, kindergartens, schools, language classes, community centres and community resources. in my opinion the architecture is lovely too, and very carefully designed, especially the one in oerlikon where every block is different and kinda gorgeous. i dont knwo if this is what you mean tho. maybe to you these are just large residential areas and nothing else!

however there are two things to know and the first is you wont find a big enough place there on your budget. the second thing is that there is every chance most of the houses in these types of places are apartments to rent by the developer and not condos to own. many of the neubuild projects are apartments to rent only. they basically build these perpetual mouney spouts for the construction teams and developers to own forever, making millions a month. its amazing really!

all these developments look to me like the places imagined on tv when i was kid about how we would live in the future. beautifully designed, carbon neutral, open space comminuty living prioritizing sports and school! tbh thats probably also like in scandanavia!

you could tho find a place that's not like these social developments but is stillnear zurich. good luck!
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