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Old 06.07.2021, 16:12
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Tell me about Volketswil...

Hi All,

Considering moving to Volketswil. We currently live in Stettbach and would consider buying. The last post on the subject is quite old so I thought I would ask and start a fresh post.

- Whats are pros and cons?
- Do people like/love it or hate it?
- Schools are good? We have a small baby who eventually would be going to school there.

Any noise from planes for example? Either Zurich or Dubendorf flight paths


What ever you have to say would be interesting. Thanks
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Old 06.07.2021, 16:24
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Old 06.07.2021, 17:36
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Re: Tell me about Volketswil...

Hello.

We live right next to Volketswil, in Greifensee, and I often go into Volketswil for shopping, dentist, etc. I was just there today. As far as I know, it's a nice place to live, though some of that might also depend on the apartment itself and where exactly it's located. It seems like there are some areas of Volketswil that are more congested, such as the areas close to the two malls there, and other areas that are more spread out or have a more rural feeling.

I doubt you would hear any noise there from Zurich airport (we never do); however, there is a small airfield in Dubendorf that is quite close to Volketswil. I don't think it's very busy, though. We've never heard any loud noise coming from it apart from the ocassional planes flying in formation overhead (which is not often at all).

There is large public pool in Volketswil called "Waldacher Schwimmbad" that is really nice though it can become rather busy on the weekends. And of course, Lake Greifensee is quite close, with lots of beach areas, etc.
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I doubt you would hear any noise there from Zurich airport (we never do); however, there is a small airfield in Dubendorf that is quite close to Volketswil. I don't think it's very busy, though. We've never heard any loud noise coming from it apart from the ocassional planes flying in formation overhead (which is not often at all).
How times change...Dübendorf used to be a busy fighter base and the noise was deafening! Now, I think it is now used as a base for the Swiss Air Ambulance (REGA) and as an overflow for Zürich airport during the World Economic Forum. It was also used to store Swiss airliners during Covid when the airline schedules basically became non-existent overnight. To summarize: not much air traffic into Dübendorf at all anymore.
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Re: Tell me about Volketswil...

They have a KFC ... which is opposite a decent brockie.
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Re: Tell me about Volketswil...

Moving from Stettbach? And asking about Fluglärm? This means you are looking for it

Anyhow, check the cantonal sites for flying plane noises:

https://www.zh.ch/de/umwelt-tiere/la...fluglaerm.html



In short: no noise issue. But no direct train connection to Bellevue and chairlift connections to the zoo (will it be ever realized?)
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