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African-American moving to Zurich next year...

My husband is German, loved the Alps, and wants to move back to Europe. I am a born and bred New Yorker, a real city kid, and African-American. I wonder if I will like Zurich?
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Re: African-American moving to Zurich next year...

to the EF, and soon to Switzerland, Tigerlilly from Brooklyn!
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...I am a born and bred New Yorker, a real city kid, and African-American. I wonder if I will like Zurich?
The bad news is that most "born and bred New Yorkers" do not survive when removed from their city.

The good news is that some not only survive but thrive.

Choose which group you want to belong to (and yes, thriving versus not surviving depends a lot on your attitude).

And should you fall in love with the Alps (your husband is not the only one to have done that) you will wonder how you were ever able to live far from them. I would guess that Zurich is the biggest city within convenient distance of the Alps.
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I would guess that Zurich is the biggest city within convenient distance of the Alps.
Except for Munich, Monte Carlo, Nice, Milan, Torino....anyways, the OP is likely to enjoy quality tap water, functioning public services, swiss building standards, public transport and the redundancy of the question "is this area safe?".
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