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Old 27.05.2012, 12:08
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New to Lausanne

Hello,

I recently moved to Lausanne from Portland, OR, with my wife, for a ~4 year stint as a post-doc at EPFL. We would love to meet other English speakers here in Lausanne. Also, any tips you may have for newcomers in this beautiful city would be much appreciated.

Thanks.
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Re: New to Lausanne

Welcome!

I recently moved with my husband and our two toddlers. Too early for us to be able to give tips and then again we are focused on activities with kids, but I just want to tell you that so far we find it very livable, there are many things to do and yet everything seems at close reach, meaning it takes you 10 min to get there... I usually search www.lausanne.ch for events. You can also check this site http://www.fasl.ch/centres/, at the Maison de Quartier they organise courses or events to get people in the neighbourhood together

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Re: New to Lausanne

Hi, thanks for the reply.

We are currently looking for an apartment - are there any neighborhoods that you would recommend (or recommend against)? I will be working at EPFL, and we would like to live close to the town center.
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Re: New to Lausanne

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Hi, thanks for the reply.

We are currently looking for an apartment - are there any neighborhoods that you would recommend (or recommend against)? I will be working at EPFL, and we would like to live close to the town center.
Take whatever you are offered and be thankful! It's not easy to find an apartment in this area. I have friends who have been looking for a new place since last summer. They still haven't found anything.

I'd also consider looking outside of Lausanne - St Sulpice, Préverenges, Denges, Morges... all nice places and you may find it easier to find a place if you have a wider search area than just Lausanne.
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Re: New to Lausanne

Try http://www.glocals.com/
It's free and lots of people in the same situation and there is plenty going on in Lausanne, as you will see.
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