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Best suburbs to live in north-east Munich

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Hi,

My husband, and our 14 month old daughter are moving to Munich in November, and he is travelling there in two weeks to find a place for us to live on the North Eastern side for accessibility to the airport.

We love and are used to an inner-city village feel, where we can walk to shops, cafe's and parks. We are currently living at Burleigh Heads at the Gold Coast in Australia, and before that were living inner-city Brisbane in Paddington.

So can anyone recommend areas for him to checkout while he's there? I would also like to be able to walk with the pram to the train station, so all the usual 'close to everything'! requests.

Hope you can help,

Many Thanks

Shar

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Freising and Erding are both nice towns with quick access to the airport. I think neufahrn has a larger expat community, but can't say I really can figure out what the attraction is. Freising has nice parks and beer gardens with play areas for children. I have no idea if Erding has this but I assume they do. Both towns have quite a nice downtown area. Freising has a train station which is easy to walk to which connects on the s-bahn and regional trains. I know that erding is on the s-bahn line and has a bus that connects to the airport, but I've never gone to their train station so I have no idea if it is accessible or not.

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Freimann is quite nice, close to Englischer Garden and within Munich.

 

Ismaning is just a touch outside, close to Garching. Quite small though.

 

Unterfoehring can be quite nice, too.

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Hi everyone,

let me come back to the same topic. I would be happy to hear recommendations where to search for accommodation from those of you who live in the area.

 

My husband will be working in Unterföhring, and I am yet to find a job in the city.

We would like to live in a calm and safe residential area, ideally in a house for ~2-3-4 families with a garden or green space in front of the house. The closer a swimming pool, the better.

 

We would rather commute 30 min to come a green happy house than spending the same time travelling across the city. Being near RE train or S-Bahn stop would be great.

 

As a side note - now we live in a house in Potsdam commuting to Berlin for work by regional train and absolutely loving it - trains are fast and you can read, people are so much nicer, we socialise with neighbours, improving German lol, birds are signing and flowers are in bloom :)  So looking for something similar.

 

My main questions now are the following.

1. Which districts should we look?

I marked Unterföhring, Ismaning, Garching, Unterschleißheim und Oberschleißheim within Munich and Freising/Erding outside. 

 

2.  How well are they connected with Unterföhring if to use S-Bahn or RE?

Unterföhring seems to be so lonely on S8 line :(

 

3. Should I look at some other districts which are well connected with Unterföhring via HauptBahnhof or Ostbahnhof?

 

I would be happy if you share your experiences. Thanks!

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I wouldn't look for accommodation within the city. I have been only once on the S8 from HBf to the Airport in the morning rush hour (~8AM) and it was a really miserable experience. The train was absolutely rammed with people working in Unterföhring (I understand there's a bunch of big companies there), and with people with large bags going to the airport.

 

Not a very helpful post, I know, but it might be worth testing the commute conditions before taking a decision.

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I would look wherever I could find a place for a while to get to know the city and see if Munich is where you want to be. I don't want to sound gloomy, but I think it takes some time to adjust from the financial and cultural shock of moving here from anywhere else, moreso from within Germany. You think you know the country and then BAM! Bavaria hits you.

 

I have a couple of colleagues who live in Kirchheim and it's quite nice if a bit sleepy, but commuting to Unterföhring looks quite annoying. Considering how expensive public transport is here, you might find that a small car could be cheaper and more convenient.

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Yes, Bayern is different to anywhere, whether within Germany or not - try to stay open to the differences, okay?

 

Personally, I would start a backward search - look at U'föhring on the S-/U-Bahn networks and then work your way out from there.

 

Personally, I like Erding, which has a lovely little park with an animal enclosure - there are goats in there and stuff, which is a huge attraction for kids. The town centre is lovely, and there are all of the shops you need for daily purchases.

 

On the other hand, it really is a matter of taste, to Mr Dalziel should take a good look around!

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Thank you guys for replies, I really need them now! 

 

We have been commuting for a while, so when we come to Bayern, we plan to stay there at least for 2-3 years minimum.

I realize that there is such thing as life quality and you have to pay for it..

We dont mind to pay it, when we can get it (including nice flat allowing enjoying this quality of life as well)

 

Erding sounds good from your description! Waiting for more opinion though.

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I live in Freising, right off of the main street. I commute every day into Munich via public transit. It takes 30min to get to the main train station with fast commuter trains.

 

When we were looking for apartments, we started with Moosach, Feldmoching, Unterschleissheim, but I found these suburbs really ugly and depressing. Yes they are closer to the main city of Munich, but they have no mini-downtown of their own. Freising was way further than where we initially planned to settle, but we found that the city by itself was very enjoyable. There is a real little german town culture here, yet there are many internationals because of the nearby Airport. I don't need to go to Munich in order to enjoy a good asian meal or have a glass of wine somewhere. Yet I can take my bike and be in the forest within 10 min. 

 

I like it here. If Landshut was closer I would probably explore living there as well, is a bit bigger than Freising, but way too far for a daily commute.

 

Also, I hate people. I lived in a shared apartment downtown Munich and to be honest after a long work day I hated being surrounded by people all the time. 

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Not sure what your budget is, whether you will be renting or buying, but you may find that accommodation is pretty hard to come by and have to settle for something in one of those areas just because it's available (assuming you even get it if renting). I would recommend anywhere north of Unterföhring on the S8 basically. If you are not on the S8 you are looking at a bus trip which will probably involve at least one change, so perhaps 30-45 mins travelling. Ismaning is sleepy, but nice, but whether you find much there is another matter - certainly buying in Ismaning now requires 750k for a house or 350k minimum for a flat of a reasonable size.

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On 03/04/2016, 18:53:59, Stereosummwe said:

Hi everyone,

let me come back to the same topic. I would be happy to hear recommendations where to search for accommodation from those of you who live in the area.

 

My husband will be working in Unterföhring, and I am yet to find a job in the city.

We would like to live in a calm and safe residential area, ideally in a house for ~2-3-4 families with a garden or green space in front of the house. The closer a swimming pool, the better.

 

I cannot agree more with robinson100 - Erding is such a green paradise to live in! If commuting by car is an option for you (~30km each way), I'd suggest you to consider it.

If you have to stick to public transport, S8 and buses are your only option. S8 is really packed everywhere from München to Ismaning, but I find Daglfing (also on S8 line nearby) a very nice residential place to stay - full of small cottages and trees - check it out on Google street view.

 

That said, you might soon discover just how challenging it is to find a decent place to stay in Munich (unless you splurge), and ultimately - as opposed to you choosing the place - a flat/house might choose you instead.

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