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Moving to Geneva [advice on where to live]

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We are a family with 2 kids planning to relocate to Geneva from London.
Firstly I would like to know about accomodation, as I have kids (5 and 3) would like to live somewhere close to playgrounds and English speaking public schools.
I read some post saying that it is best to live in France or German borders and commute to Geneva. But we only speak English so would like to live around Geneva.
My husband would not mind to travel to work for about an hour to commute to work.
Please could somebody suggest me some areas where to look for an apartment.
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Old 20.09.2011, 08:05
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Nyon in Canton Vaud or Ferney Voltaire across the border in France.
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Old 20.09.2011, 08:06
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Hi
We are a family with 2 kids planning to relocate to Geneva from London.
Firstly I would like to know about accomodation, as I have kids (5 and 3) would like to live somewhere close to playgrounds and English speaking public schools.
I read some post saying that it is best to live in France or German borders and commute to Geneva. But we only speak English so would like to live around Geneva.
My husband would not mind to travel to work for about an hour to commute to work.
Please could somebody suggest me some areas where to look for an apartment.
Many Thanks
Hi Mara
Unfortunately, unless you extremely lucky, one doesnt get a whole lot of choice as to where you can find a suitable appartment. I would suggest looking around Grange Canal, but to start with try to get an appartment wherever and then look to change ie don`t sign a long lease for the first one.Welcome to geneva
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Nyon would be a good place to check. 10 mins from Geneva.
I have friends that live in Gland and work in Geneva
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We are a family with 2 kids planning to relocate to Geneva from London.
Firstly I would like to know about accomodation, as I have kids (5 and 3) would like to live somewhere close to playgrounds and English speaking public schools.
I hope there was a typo in your post, but there is no such thing as 'English public schools' here. You should look to private schools or international schools if you want schooling in English. Housing prices in/around the international schools are even higher than the already pricey housing in and around Geneva. Hope you find something, it will be difficult to find anything unless you have a very high budget.
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Nyon would be a good place to check. 10 mins from Geneva.
I have friends that live in Gland and work in Geneva
10 mins? On what, a harrier jump jet?
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10 mins? On what, a harrier jump jet?
OK well 13 mins then:

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I hope there was a typo in your post, but there is no such thing as 'English public schools' here.
I guess you don't know what the term "public schools" means in England. They're anything but public.

But otherwise, yes, "private"/international schools are the only option for English-based tuition in Switzerland.
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I guess you don't know what the term "public schools" means in England. They're anything but public.

But otherwise, yes, "private"/international schools are the only option for English-based tuition in Switzerland.
True but the OP doesn't sound British - perhaps they can clarify whether they mean fee-paying or free schools?

Probably worth noting that I believe the waiting lists for the good private schools are quite long - if that is what you are looking for then you should contact them to find out if there are likely to be anz spaces available.
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