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Old 01.07.2010, 16:28
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Re: Grellingen- have I lost my mind?

Good luck with your plans and changes Angela.

Keep few other things also in mind while searching.

1. Safety in that area.
2. Emergency hospital facilities.
3. Shops (oh I love this denner, which is open till 10 PM, right next to my apartment).
4. Atleast few human faces around, so that you won't feel living in an Island after few weeks.
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2. Emergency hospital facilities.
This one is the main thing for me because I do have asthma ...lucky me
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If you're going to change cantons anyway, I can definitely recommend Rheinfelden and the surrounding areas. Also very close by train, shopping in Germany and LOW taxes
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I looked into kanton Aargau as well but commuting time is considerably longer unfortunately!
Can concur with pinki; Rheinfelden is very nice and cosy and it is only 11-17 min by train from Basel - there are trains going from Basel without stopping elsewhere as well as the local trains stopping everywhere, but still very smooth. I used to commute quite regularly to Rheinfelden from Basel and found it quite convenient. You have the bridge with an easy walk over to the German side. At work everyone recommended me to live there....but for me it is a bit too small....
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That is not always the case as I have been doing some research already. Our plan is to save at least 500 CHF in rent and then get the tax reduction, we could use a smaller place since it is only 2 of us (so far) so no problems there. We are definetely going to think about it and will not rule anything out...
Hi Angela
Just to say we live in Dornach and have done for 3 yearsnow however I feel it is too quiet isolated and now want to live in Basel Stadt.We would like a garden of some sort but feel this would be quite difficult to find in Basel Centre.Dornach is a lovely place with a lovely village and walks upto Gempen on the doorstep.I dont know what size you are looking for but if you PM me I can certainly talk to you a little more.Dornach is Solothurn so the taxes are a little different again.Anyway happy hunting
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Old 01.07.2010, 23:46
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Re: Grellingen- have I lost my mind?

Hi Angela,
We live in Dornach and albiet closer to Basel than Grellingen, 3 stops down the line I think, but I just love just being able to walk out my door and go walking in the countryside and Basel is only 8 mins with the train...go for it girl

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Old 01.07.2010, 23:48
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I looked into kanton Aargau as well but commuting time is considerably longer unfortunately!
There be dragons.
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Old 01.07.2010, 23:51
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Re: Grellingen- have I lost my mind?

I've not read all the replies, but the answer really depends on what kind of life you live and what's important to you. If you like going out in the evening and having "facilities" on your doorstep then a little village in the middle of nowhere is not for you. If on the other hand you couldn't care less about such things and want somewhere quiet and pretty then out in the sticks will suit you.

I personally wouldn't live somewhere like Grellingen without a car - because although there is a train, it's a slow one and only 2 an hour, and there are no real decent shops so all your shopping will most likely be done somewhere else and that can be a pain without a car.

Liestal is lovely, BUT the road to Liestal is the absolute worst in the whole region. The Rhinestrasse is a permanent traffic jam regardless of time or even day of the week. Obviously they're fixing it, but it won't be finished for years yet. It's better for the train of course, but then you have to live near the station. Having said all that, we lived in Liestal for 2 years and I absolutely loved it there - having some reasonable shops in the town as well as being close to Basel, being in the country but not isolated, and our neighbours were nice too.

In general you'll find that the more travel connections a place has the higher the house prices/rent - so for example we live in Aesch - which is comparitively high because it has tram, train and bus connections and also close to the motorway. Cost goes down if you have only train and bus, and it's lowest in towns where there's only a bus (or nothing obviously!)

How do you feel about snow? In Grellingen you'll see a lot more of it than in Basel!

Do you have kids? (Or plan to have them?) If yes, then check out if there is a kindergarten, nursery, primary, secondary school. We never thought about such things when we moved because we didn't have children at the time. Then along they came and we wished we'd thought about it. For example Liestal has a big lack of nursery places.

The things, if you're only renting then if you hate it you can always move again so why not give it a go
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Old 02.07.2010, 08:33
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Guys, thank you all for your answers you guys are so sweet! (fluffy me coming out)...I am just tired of the junkies, the noise, the smoke coming up my window because of the nearby bar (before smoking ban this was no problem of course) and the honking of cars...In winter the nosie is not too much of a problem because the windows are open but in the summer...I am tired of waking up at 3 or 4 because of stupid people yelling
I am used to living in a small town, I love nature (except for roaches ) and I do not mind commuting times of up to 20-25 minutes each way and Grellingen would be perfect, Dornach could also be an option (thanks !!!) and rheinfelden, I have to look at it, I think I'll go with husband to see the place and see whether we like it. Jacob (my husband) says he does not mind living in a small town but that I should think about it since I am the one with the "social life" LOL, we like the movies, but we can always do it and then take the tram, especially for Dornach since we could go by tram as well
OK thanks and Ill keep you posted guys !!!!!
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I always thought roaches were more city life....except for wood roaches that they have in the southern US. Big nasty buggers, but they don't congregate in the kitchen, and mostly stay outside.

At any rate, best of luck in finding a new place to live!
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Re: Grellingen- have I lost my mind?

I just wanted to say that a couple of weeks ago I got a haircut with Kairung Schürch at Coiffure Highlight on Reingasse in Basel. She's of Thai origin I believe but speaks perfect English and has a lot of international clients - anyway, the point of my post is that she lives in Grellingen.

Why not pop by for a haircut and get the lowdown from her!
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Old 16.07.2010, 13:14
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Re: Grellingen- have I lost my mind?

Also look at other places in BL, Binningen, Münchenstein, somebody already mentioned Arlesheim. All these places are less than 10 mins with the tram into the city, and much more nature- and kid-friendly, if you plan to have those someday
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Hi Guys,

Great day for us, we got the appartment we wanted YAY! So we are moving to Allschwil...I loved the place, mostly expats and young couples and even though it is smaller than our appartment, the amount we will be saving we will invest in a car...preparing for the (hopefully soon to come) kid.

YAY! Anyone for barbecue at our new place
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Re: Grellingen- have I lost my mind?

I don't like Grellingen at all, way too shadowy, except if you live in that castle , and I don't like the train going there stopping at every hicksville. My personal opinion. If you want to save taxes go to Allschwill or any nearer town. Or if you want to go to Laufental at all there are far more beautiful places...
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I don't like Grellingen at all, way too shadowy, except if you live in that castle , and I don't like the train going there stopping at every hicksville. My personal opinion. If you want to save taxes go to Allschwill or any nearer town. Or if you want to go to Laufental at all there are far more beautiful places...
Oh yeah I am moving to Basel land alright not Grellingen as I first thought
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Sorry, hadn't read the update before posting. Allschwil- great place! congrats to your new home. When is moving time?
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Hi Guys,

I loved the place, mostly expats and young couples

in Allschwil? It must have changed drastically in the few months I haven't been there. That said, I have had some fantastic barbecues there so well done.
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in Allschwil? It must have changed drastically in the few months I haven't been there. That said, I have had some fantastic barbecues there so well done.
New buildings Mostly young people (my definition of late 20s mid 30s etc)
or young couples and families with children
I am looking forward to the barbecues as well
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Re: Grellingen- have I lost my mind?

Hi there
We live in Grellingen, been here since November. It's nice and quiet, actually very, very quiet..for the first month I could easily have believed we were the only other human beings there. I exaggerate, but you know what I mean.
We moved here because we took over the lease from Paul's work colleague who was moving back to the UK and it seemed like a simple option..lower taxes than BS and we wouldn't have to worry about looking for accommodation in a new country where we didn't speak the language.
It made the move and readjustment easier. Now though, I'm sort of hankering for a bit more..life! It's a small village, rightly or not I get the feeling that we're not as accepted as we might be if we were Swiss. There aren't really any social activities that I'm aware of that we could participate in. The one Coop store shuts at about 5pm and is closed for 1.5hrs at lunch. There's not much else here. A cafe, a post office..depends what you want! There are definitely places in BL with more life!!
On the other side of the coin, the train is every half hour and takes 15 minutes to get into Basel and is what you'd expect of Swiss public transport..never late, always reliable. It runs from very early to very late - the S3 line. Although this weekend the line was being replaced, they had a bus replacement to Aesch station to where the train was operating. So it wasn't really a problem.

If quiet and peaceful is what you want (and I mean REALLY quiet) and you like walking in the woods, you could do worse.

I know I'm new to all this, but there's my two pence worth
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Thanks! I decided to move to Allschwil instead as the commuting time to downtown Basel is shorter But thanks for your comments
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Re: Grellingen- have I lost my mind?

Places I'd recommend to move in if you decide to make the BL move would be places with more space and light than Grellingen (city tax : 60), which is located in some kind of dark valley.


Pratteln (city tax : 58), Reinach (52), Arlesheim (45) and several others are located near the main roads, have many shops open and are perfect for expats to settle in.


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