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Irish man here, spending time in the year just to the north of Zuri with my Swiss girlfriend + family. We're leaving Ireland in March 2022, and strongly considering moving to Oerlikon/Opfikon area.

I am in Software Engineering, and she is currently in research. We'll start looking for interesting jobs here at the end of summertime.

I'm in a great environment to learn schweizerdeustch, which I'm enjoying more than any other time I've learned a language. I'm also looking forward to starting in-person German courses as soon as corona allows. I love hiking, cooking, and will be running a couple orienteering races at Swiss Orienteering week 2021.

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Welcome to the Forum and soon to Switzerland.

You sound like you've already decided to take the first hurdle, by learning the language. That will make it soooo much easier for your to find your way around, and to settle in.
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Welcome. Impressive that you are enjoying learning Schweizerdeutsch! Bear in mind that the usual recommendation is to first learn Hochdeutsch (for which there will be many more language course options).
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Hi and welcome to the forum!

Oerlikon is, from the impressions given to me by a few friends who live there, "city living" - not much green space, close/loud neighbours, and lots of general city noise in the background.
If you have the time while you're hanging around with your girlfriend, just spend a few days during the week hanging around in Oerlikon or Opfikon, to experience it for yourself. Hang around the station, the hockey stadium, the main shopping area, the place where you think you're most likely to find an apartment ... just get a feel for yourself, much better than anyone's recommendation.
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