Nesdie

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  1. Good point and just to be clear we are not "avoiding" Pforzheim for its high rate of immigrants (we're foreigners and non-English - speakers ourselves there!) but for it's bad reputation: high unemployment resulting to social problems and unsafety BUT this is just what I have read / heard and we're totally ready change our minds on this if Pforzheim really isn't that problematic. ☺️
  2. Thank you all for your answers. I really didn't mean to start a conversation about asylum seekers, stabbings etc and I hope I didn't hurt anybody's feelings with my (probably false!) prejudices about Pforzheim. I'm looking forward to our "new life" later this year somewhere in B-W
  3. Good point and just to be clear we are not "avoiding" Pforzheim for its high rate of immigrants (we're foreigners and non-English - speakers ourselves there!) but for it's bad reputation: high unemployment resulting to social problems and unsafety BUT this is just what I have read / heard and we're totally ready change our minds on this if Pforzheim really isn't that problematic. ☺️
  4. Good point and just to be clear we are not "avoiding" Pforzheim for its high rate of immigrants (we're foreigners and non-English - speakers ourselves there!) but for it's bad reputation: high unemployment resulting to social problems and unsafety BUT this is just what I have read / heard and we're totally ready change our minds on this if Pforzheim really isn't that problematic. ☺️
  5. Thank you all for your answers, I've read them all and really appreciate your feedbacks. 
  6. That's a very good question! Reason: my job is in Pforzheim and I'm a bit worried about it, especially the safety and the schools in there, the reputation of Pforzheim is quite bad, do you know is it really so unsafe...?  Smaller towns near Pforzheim seem idyllic but we're a bit worried about how easy it is for foreigners in a small town. 
  7. First of all; I apologize for any mistakes I make in language, I'm not a native English -speaker. My question may sound weird but we are contemplating moving to Karlsruhe so that only I would initially work and my husband would stay home to learn more German and to help the kids adjust etc. We come from Scandinavia and both of us work outside of home at the moment. Rents in Karslruhe seen relatively high. My work would require commuting by train - thus it makes most sense to rent a flat quite near the train station, obviously not the cheapest area. Is it madness to think that I could support alone for the whole family (for at least a few months - year, before my husband would hopefully also find a job)? With Kindergarten fees also, because kids need to learn German, my eldest probably would go to school at age 6? My salary would not be quite bad, approximately 5800€/month before taxes and places we have been looking for have been around 1000 - 1200€/month WARMMiete. The taxation is so different (I know that size of family has an impact on your tax rate) that I have no idea what to expect and also the costs of living are really difficult to calculate in advance... Thank you for your responses!