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Re: Best areas to rent a flat in Basel?

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Anywhere in Gross Basel except certain streets in St. Johann is wonderful...the whole city is great, but Gundeli, Gellert, Central, Schutzenmatt Park, Zoo Bachletten areas are just perfect!
There are also quite a few comments about the St Johann area not being nice. Is this still the case? I've got temporary housing that is about a 5 minute walk away from St Johanns Tor towards Burgfelderplatz. Is this an area my wife should be worried about, or is it far enough away from the bad parts of St Johann? Thanks for any insight.
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Re: Best area to live in Basel?

St Johann as an area is fine. There are no 'bad' parts.
Many old houses, usual mix of blocks of apartments.
It's no worse than any other part of Basel, and better than some.

Crime in Basel is very low. St Johann as an area would take maybe 10 minutes to walk from one side to another.

As with all places, usual care should be taken against low level crime like pick pockets etc.
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Re: Best area to live in Basel?

Well, I lived near Voltaplatz tram stop for 3 months in 2010, alone, and felt quite safe. It was a very convenient area with everything I needed close by, including over border shopping in St Louis, and an easy 10 min walk to the city if I didn't want to tram it. I'd be happy to live there again.
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Re: Best area to live in Basel?

I lived in Voltaplatz company apartment (tram stop 1) for three months. It is very safe area for lady and family.. In fact, there is a small kind garden just on the ground floor of the apartment building block.
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