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john&rebekah 27.05.2009 00:44

Killwangen - can anybody help??
 
We are relocating from the UK (Cheshire) to Switzerland and were wondering whether anybody on the forum had any experience or insight on Killwangen in Aargau.
We have seen a lovely house for rent and although we have checked out the Killwangen and the Aargau web-sites, we would like gather some other people's first hand experience of the town.

Thanks

Guest 27.05.2009 00:48

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It's very handy for IKEA.

Mrs. Doolittle 27.05.2009 01:34

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It's very handy for IKEA.
Yes, I think that pretty much sums things up. No offense intended for anyone who lives there, though a member search here revealed that no one does live there, at least not according to their profile.

It certainly would not be a location I would recommend to a family moving here.

Snoopy 28.05.2009 08:52

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john&rebekah, I am with the others on this Killwangen is not where you want to be. Moving to a new country and a new city is such a major deal that you really need to get it right first time. If not you will end up in a place you dislike and have to pay rent for a year before you can get out and move somewhere else.

Have you thought about getting some professional help from a relocation consultant? If only to try and point you in the right direction with regards to communities where you might want to settle down and perhaps getting some assistance in finding somewhere appropriate.

Best of luck anyway.

Nathu 28.05.2009 11:05

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So the main disadvantage is that it's out in the sticks?

bill_door 28.05.2009 11:29

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It's very handy for IKEA.
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Originally Posted by Nathu (Post 465336)
So the main disadvantage is that it's out in the sticks?

i am ROFWLMAO. i have no idea where this place is, though DB has narrowed it down for me and nathu has described it! OP: these two posts are as good as it will ever get.

brilliant.

Nathu 28.05.2009 11:50

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It was a sincere question because I'm not familiar with the area and the opinions in the thread are clear. I've looked up the town on map.search and didn't notice any tumbleweed rolling throuth Killwangen. ;) Also some people might be fine with living at a somewhat remote place (when it's not next to the motorway...)

bill_door 28.05.2009 12:05

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Originally Posted by Nathu (Post 465376)
It was a sincere question because I'm not familiar with the area and the opinions in the thread are clear. I've looked up the town on map.search and didn't notice any tumbleweed rolling throuth Killwangen. ;) Also some people might be fine with living at a somewhat remote place (when it's not next to the motorway...)

no i appreciate that. its just the way it read in the thread as i went through it, i'm still chuckling now! must be something in the air today!

and to show solidarity with Killwangen i'll see how hard it is to get there on public transport on sunday, and pay it a visit. (c;

Guest 28.05.2009 12:07

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Originally Posted by bill_door (Post 465387)
i'll see how hard it is to get there on public transport on sunday, and pay it a visit. (c;

Well, as anyone who has ever tried to get to the Killwanger IKEA on a Regenbogen pass has discovered to their frustration, it is one stop outside the ZVV transport area. Just one stop. How bloody annoying is that?

I mean, the ZVV even serve parts of Canton Congo!

But not Killwanger, apparently.

bill_door 28.05.2009 12:22

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I mean, the ZVV even serve parts of Canton Congo!
don't think i know that one or what you might be referring to. haven't been around long enough to pick up on these nuances in EF. is there a crib sheet? c.f. firewall f.c. in this one http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fiver#Team_nicknames

MathNut 28.05.2009 12:28

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That'd be from here, I reckon.

bill_door 28.05.2009 12:39

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Originally Posted by MathNut (Post 465404)
That'd be from here, I reckon.


great. so the zvv go there and not AG! is it some sort of solidarity with the people of ex canton baden?

jacek 28.05.2009 12:41

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I live in location shown in my avatar which is a train station away from Killwangen-Spreitenbach. Despite the fact that you should be able to settle down faster having bought furnitures from Ikea, another advantage of living there is access to Tivoli Shopping centre nearby (large shopping mall). You will also live close to Dietikon which is more muli-culti place than other villages and close enough to Zurich or Baden. Strategically speaking it seems to be a preferrably location I should say...

Mrs. Doolittle 28.05.2009 13:28

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Originally Posted by jacek (Post 465412)
I live in location shown in my avatar which is a train station away from Killwangen-Spreitenbach. Despite the fact that you should be able to settle down faster having bought furnitures from Ikea, another advantage of living there is access to Tivoli Shopping centre nearby (large shopping mall). You will also live close to Dietikon which is more muli-culti place than other villages and close enough to Zurich or Baden. Strategically speaking it seems to be a preferrably location I should say...

Strategic in terms of shopping, yes, a lot of shopping is nearby. By the way, the RVBW (buses serving the Baden region) have revised the bus routes so there is a stop right at Ikea. All the transportation links are on the Ikea website.

But there is far more to choosing where to live than shopping, particularly if you have a family.

Snoopy 28.05.2009 13:54

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Originally Posted by jacek (Post 465412)
I live in location shown in my avatar which is a train station away from Killwangen-Spreitenbach. Despite the fact that you should be able to settle down faster having bought furnitures from Ikea, another advantage of living there is access to Tivoli Shopping centre nearby (large shopping mall). You will also live close to Dietikon which is more muli-culti place than other villages and close enough to Zurich or Baden. Strategically speaking it seems to be a preferrably location I should say...

Jacek, do you have your own private shopping buggy? :D:D

jacek 28.05.2009 14:01

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Originally Posted by Snoopy (Post 465467)
Jacek, do you have your own private shopping buggy? :D:D

Yes I do! It is my bike with a baskets something like this ;)

http://di2.shopping.com/images/di/75...3A04%20AM&r=19

Mrs. Doolittle 28.05.2009 14:10

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Originally Posted by jacek (Post 465479)
Yes I do! It is my bike with a baskets something like this ;)

http://di2.shopping.com/images/di/75...3A04%20AM&r=19


That is almost what my bike looks like;). It is very useful.

jacek 28.05.2009 14:16

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Originally Posted by Mrs. Doolittle (Post 465492)
That is almost what my bike looks like;). It is very useful.

Wrong example :D This one above is a lady's version. I have got one with the higher frame :) I have been using it for past few weeks which allows me to discover new shops around my area including Spreitenbach shops. Although subject of maximum load limited to few trips but exercise in conjunction with shopping that's what I like best ;)


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