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Old 20.01.2010, 15:11
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Living in Nyon versus Living in Lausanne

Hi,

I would like to get some opinions from those who are living in Nyon.

I am considering moving to one of those places.

I have the feeling that Nyon is more 'family area' where you can enjoy calm and chill atmosphere.

Any young people in there? Maybe you could tell me?

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Re: Living in Nyon versus Living in Lausanne

Nyon is more quiet as it is a bedroom community. There is a small and growing problem with teenagers causing problems on the weekends in the downtown area/gare. (this may be true in Lausunne also, but I do not live there)

There is going to be more going on in Lausanne on the weekend. We go to Geneva or Lausanne for activities, but we do things in Nyon as well, it is just that the selection is smaller.
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Old 20.01.2010, 15:24
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Re: Living in Nyon versus Living in Lausanne

As MrMert said it can get pretty noisy between the train station and the castle, which encompasses a few blocks mostly along Rue de la Gare. Pavement pizzas, fights, broken bottles etc. Surprisingly it all seems to get cleaned up by morning .

Aside from that it's a sleepy town with a decent array of shops and a very nice lakefront area with monthly flea market right on the lake. Given the choice I prefer Nyon for living.

If your priority is calm, pretty town with easy access to Lausanne and Geneva, Nyon is great! If you need a bit more excitement and nightlife Lausanne is a better choice.
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Re: Living in Nyon versus Living in Lausanne

I really depends why you want a small town. If you want to have peace for kids and family life, it is perfect, plenty of kid activities and centres, life is safer than in big cities, fo sho. In winter it is so close to the hills to sled, skate or ski, in the summer you can chill at the local pool or in thermal area in Divonne, which is really great. The vicinity of France is practical (shops) and stimulating (culture), too. But if you want to be closer to the Riviera feeling, count on the price. It is in my opinion way more expensive to live here (with everything that comes with it) than Lausanne, unfortunately.

It is a cute little place with a retirement feel to it. Geneva and Lausanne in the neighborhood make it nicer, more interesting, people are more open and inspiring.

The noise strip between the castle and the station really is aggravating, we live there and had to deal with grumpy newborn to grumpy toddler, since she gets woken up sometimes every 2 hours during wild party weekends. It can be dealt with having one parent at home so the kiddo did get enough sleep during the day, it is a nuissance, though. Cops don't do much.

And finding a place here these days is almost impossible, too
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Re: Living in Nyon versus Living in Lausanne

I lived in Nyon for 1.5 years. It is a nice quiet town with all of the shops
that you need. If you want a little excitement, you can jump on the train
and go 15 Minutes either way for Geneva or Lausanne.

Another plus is that it has great train connections.
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Re: Living in Nyon versus Living in Lausanne

Agree with all the folks' comments. I live in Lausanne but had a big project near Nyon in the mid-80's so I got to get a feel for the area. It seems to be getting larger, as someone said it is a dortoire, like Gland became. Rather souless shopping centre east of the station, but old part of town near the castle very cool with great views across from France, and some good quiet beaches north of Nyon.

Even sleepier is Rolle, which might not have the petit truands scene, and from there you can rather quickly access Migros Parc up at Signal-de-Bougy.

But Lausanne can be a family friendly city, and with the fine night diversions and cultural events. I see plenty of evidence of that with post Generation X folk pushing around hip urbaine prams around town, sous gare.
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Re: Living in Nyon versus Living in Lausanne

I tried to find an apartment in Nyon and gave up. I'm in Morges now. It's a quick ride to either Nyon or Lausanne, no Youth Gone Wild at Morges Gare, and good train connections (better than Gland).
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Re: Living in Nyon versus Living in Lausanne

Agreed, Gland has gotten better CFF connections in these past years, but Morges is still better for stops. Seems like there will be a fusion of Morges and west Lausanne in the coming years as the EPFL is developing and enlarging its sphere.

Nice walk between Morges and Lausanne too.
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