Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > Housing in general  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 30.09.2009, 22:46
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Zurich
Posts: 1
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Dannyboy1 has no particular reputation at present
Where to live with Children in Zurich

Hi All,

I have just arrived off the plane this week and am working in Switzerland (near the end of trainline S4 going South West from HB) for about a year or so. I have 2 children eldest 2 and half and looking to rent a place in and around Zurich. Being new to the area I would like to identify areas which would be good for my wife and children to meet both expats and local Swiss alike.

I don't mind commuting a bit, but would appreciate any throughts on areas in and around the city that we should focus on before we randomly start looking for places!

Many thanks,

Dan
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 30.09.2009, 22:48
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Where to live with Children in Zurich

Depends what you want and what you are used to:

Do you want a bit of greenery and open spaces but not too fussed about being within 5 minutes of a supermarket or do you want to be in the middle of the city near the shops, kiddie day-care, etc?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 30.09.2009, 23:08
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Near Luzern
Posts: 1,732
Groaned at 122 Times in 73 Posts
Thanked 2,310 Times in 1,010 Posts
Patxi has a reputation beyond reputePatxi has a reputation beyond reputePatxi has a reputation beyond reputePatxi has a reputation beyond reputePatxi has a reputation beyond reputePatxi has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Where to live with Children in Zurich

Be careful. I heard Polanski may be in town for a bit longer than expected. Choose your neighborhood wisely.
Reply With Quote
This user groans at Patxi for this post:
  #4  
Old 01.10.2009, 02:11
Oldhand's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Zürich
Posts: 4,016
Groaned at 18 Times in 17 Posts
Thanked 6,832 Times in 2,058 Posts
Oldhand has a reputation beyond reputeOldhand has a reputation beyond reputeOldhand has a reputation beyond reputeOldhand has a reputation beyond reputeOldhand has a reputation beyond reputeOldhand has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Where to live with Children in Zurich

Quote:
View Post
Be careful. I heard Polanski may be in town for a bit longer than expected. Choose your neighborhood wisely.
So what is your suggestion?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01.10.2009, 07:06
InShan's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Zug
Posts: 469
Groaned at 5 Times in 5 Posts
Thanked 476 Times in 194 Posts
InShan has an excellent reputationInShan has an excellent reputationInShan has an excellent reputationInShan has an excellent reputation
Re: Where to live with Children in Zurich

This is a question which is best answered hand in hand with zvv.ch, and the aid of google and homegate.ch. Questions you should be asking yourself:

* how far can you be from public transport?
* will you own a car?
* how close to amenities do you need to be? Take into account ease of shopping, plus getting out etc for your wife and kids (particularly over winter- if the place is really isolated, unless there's a car, it'll be very hard for them)
* how much time can you spend commuting each way?

Zurich is generally a very safe city, and I can't really think of any *terrible* areas where you shouldn't live with kids. That said, its quite a shallow housing market, so to make your househunting easier, I'd pick up to three areas you're comfortable with, and concentrate on searching here.

I'm sure once you've decided on a couple of areas, you can ask here again about specific locations and people will be happy to answer.

Welcome to Zurich!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
children




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Moving Partner and children to Zurich danawt1 Permits/visas/government 2 01.09.2008 09:28
[Zurich, Bern] Xmas party for children? Alessia Social events 0 14.11.2007 10:22


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 06:04.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0