Are you moving to Geneva or just planning to move within the area and want to know more about Geneva’s neighborhoods? This is our second installment in a new series profiling each of Geneva’s neighborhoods. We’ve polled our members who live in the various Geneva neighborhoods and asked them all about their neighborhood.
Neighborhood Website: http://www.ville-geneve.ch/
*Note: Eaux-Vives was annexed into the City of Geneva in 1931
Location: On the left bank of Lake Geneva, Eaux-Vives is just on the perimeter of the city center and is only a 25 minute walk to the center of town.
Description: Eaux-Vives is a mixture of individual homes and older apartment buildings. The Eaux-Vives area is very lively with many small restaurants and bars and is a fun place to go in the evenings. The lake and the Jet d’eau area again an easy walk.
Favorite Thing about Eaux-Vives: Everything is within walking distance.
Least Favorite Thing about Eaux-Vives: The parking situation.
Why Did You Choose Eaux-Vives? Because of its greenery and the proximity to the center of the city.
How Easy is Trash and Recycling to Deal With? very easy
Additional Notes about Trash and Recycling: We do not live in a building but the garbage trucks pick up garbage, paper and compost on specific days and there are bins for bottles, PET, batteries, and aluminum products are nearby.
How Convenient is Public Transit? very convenient
Do You Need a Car in Eaux-Vives: not at all
Other Notes About Transportation: Public transport is excellent with a large range of buses in the area and the 12 Tram also.
What Kind of People is Eaux-Vives Best Suited For? All kinds of people would enjoy this area. It is very quiet but it is not far to find a livelier atmosphere. Aside from the 2 large parks, there are numerous small parks and school playgrounds in the neighborhood.
What Amenities does Eaux-Vives Have? Everything
What is the Nearest Hospital or Urgent Care Facility? There are two private clinics with emergency services (Grangettes and Clinique Generale) in the area, as well as the cantonal hospital.
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Thank you so much for this neighbourhood profile. It is helping me to narrow down my choices when looking for an apartment for when I become an expat there as well this January! xo
Good luck with your move! What an exciting life event. I always tell new-comers that the winter can be very foggy here so make sure you get up high in the mountains to see the sun on the weekends.