Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > Other/general  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02.08.2020, 13:05
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2020
Location: Zürich
Posts: 9
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
SwissPhysio has no particular reputation at present
Moving to Switserland: requesting advice for places to live, fitting my profile

Hello all,

My plans are to move to Switserland later this year. I have been applying for jobs already before the Corona lockdown and have seen the area's of Zurich, Aarau and Basel. As a physiotherapist i am very lucky that my job is requested to some in extend in most area's. Since i'm moving to Switserland alone i found the area of Aarau a bit too quiet for me. I personally liked the vibe in Zurich much better then in Basel.

I wonder if people in the forum would like to give me some advice which places might be nice for me to live and work , and where i can try to search for jobs. What i look for:
  • German speaking area
  • I don't need to be in a city-centre, but i would be happy to be able to visit some events or fun stuff to do in 20-30 minutes traveling from my home
  • I'm not into going out or partying but it would be nice if there are some people from my age or expats in the area
  • I'm not into outdoor sports, but i just like to be able to join a fitness-club and soccer club in the area
  • Since i make a sacrifice to leave my homecountry it is very important for me i can save some money when possible. So if the area has a good average payment, low tax and affordable homes that would be important
  • If the area is on travel distance to a lake where you can swim in the summer would be very nice but not required
  • If the area is not to far (not much more then 60 minutes travel) from an airport would be a plus but its not required

Till now i was hoping to find something in the area around Zürich, i also heard about a town called Zug which looked very nice but i read the housing is very expensive.

I would like to hear from you,

Thank you and kind regards,
Jimmy (28 years old)
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02.08.2020, 13:09
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2020
Location: Zürich
Posts: 9
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
SwissPhysio has no particular reputation at present
Re: Moving to Switserland: requesting advice for places to live, fitting my profile

Add: and i just want to live in a cheap small apartment
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02.08.2020, 16:30
roegner's Avatar
Moderately Dutch
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Zurich
Posts: 10,039
Groaned at 341 Times in 283 Posts
Thanked 11,750 Times in 5,725 Posts
roegner has a reputation beyond reputeroegner has a reputation beyond reputeroegner has a reputation beyond reputeroegner has a reputation beyond reputeroegner has a reputation beyond reputeroegner has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Moving to Switserland: requesting advice for places to live, fitting my profile

Why leave your home country if you consider that a sacrifice?
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank roegner for this useful post:
  #4  
Old 02.08.2020, 16:32
squeezethecroc's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2020
Location: Wallis
Posts: 84
Groaned at 1 Time in 1 Post
Thanked 105 Times in 54 Posts
squeezethecroc is considered knowledgeablesqueezethecroc is considered knowledgeablesqueezethecroc is considered knowledgeable
Re: Moving to Switserland: requesting advice for places to live, fitting my profile

Quote:
View Post
Add: and i just want to live in a cheap small apartment
there's no such thing.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02.08.2020, 16:58
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Nyon
Posts: 2,729
Groaned at 116 Times in 82 Posts
Thanked 3,120 Times in 1,567 Posts
bowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Moving to Switserland: requesting advice for places to live, fitting my profile

Quote:
View Post
there's no such thing.
Small exists, cheap doesn’t.
Reply With Quote
The following 4 users would like to thank bowlie for this useful post:
  #6  
Old 02.08.2020, 17:11
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: ZH
Posts: 6,783
Groaned at 60 Times in 49 Posts
Thanked 9,630 Times in 3,965 Posts
doropfiz has a reputation beyond reputedoropfiz has a reputation beyond reputedoropfiz has a reputation beyond reputedoropfiz has a reputation beyond reputedoropfiz has a reputation beyond reputedoropfiz has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Moving to Switserland: requesting advice for places to live, fitting my profile

This will give you an idea of apartments on the edge of the city.
https://www.immoscout24.ch/de/wohnun...%2C7452&pt=16h

If you look at areas outside of the city, they may be cheaper. Spend some time on google earth, then look up the name of any areas you find appealing, or the postcode (called Postleitzahl or PLZ) so you can use any of the accommodation searches, like immoscout or homegate. There are no really bad areas in Zurich (I think that's where you said your job offer is.)

In comparis you can look at the taxes.

On www.zvv.ch or on www.sbb.ch you can look up the costs of the public transport.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02.08.2020, 18:10
omtatsat's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: CH
Posts: 10,867
Groaned at 2,035 Times in 1,122 Posts
Thanked 5,101 Times in 3,220 Posts
omtatsat omtatsat omtatsat omtatsat omtatsat
Re: Moving to Switserland: requesting advice for places to live, fitting my profile

Quote:
View Post
Hello all,

My plans are to move to Switserland later this year. I have been applying for jobs already before the Corona lockdown and have seen the area's of Zurich, Aarau and Basel. As a physiotherapist i am very lucky that my job is requested to some in extend in most area's. Since i'm moving to Switserland alone i found the area of Aarau a bit too quiet for me. I personally liked the vibe in Zurich much better then in Basel.

I wonder if people in the forum would like to give me some advice which places might be nice for me to live and work , and where i can try to search for jobs. What i look for:
  • German speaking area
  • I don't need to be in a city-centre, but i would be happy to be able to visit some events or fun stuff to do in 20-30 minutes traveling from my home
  • I'm not into going out or partying but it would be nice if there are some people from my age or expats in the area
  • I'm not into outdoor sports, but i just like to be able to join a fitness-club and soccer club in the area
  • Since i make a sacrifice to leave my homecountry it is very important for me i can save some money when possible. So if the area has a good average payment, low tax and affordable homes that would be important
  • If the area is on travel distance to a lake where you can swim in the summer would be very nice but not required
  • If the area is not to far (not much more then 60 minutes travel) from an airport would be a plus but its not required

Till now i was hoping to find something in the area around Zürich, i also heard about a town called Zug which looked very nice but i read the housing is very expensive.

I would like to hear from you,

Thank you and kind regards,
Jimmy (28 years old)
Try to get a job in an Elderly peoples home-the elderly always have a variety of aches and pains
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02.08.2020, 21:07
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2020
Location: Zürich
Posts: 9
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
SwissPhysio has no particular reputation at present
Re: Moving to Switserland: requesting advice for places to live, fitting my profile

Thank you
Reply With Quote
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 2 (0 members and 2 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Newbie here. Advice on places to live near Basel or Zurich or between . IsIzzieBelle Housing in general 21 05.06.2018 18:41
requesting computer advice user-name General off-topic 6 30.06.2013 14:22
Moving to Geneva [advice on where to live] mara1 Introductions 8 20.09.2011 14:29
Do you know any cheap car tyre fitting places near French border? cantthinkofname Transportation/driving 2 20.12.2010 16:18
Good places to live near ICS, moving with 3 boys racheldale Housing in general 8 06.02.2010 11:31


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 02:49.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0