Are you moving to Geneva or just planning to move within the area and want to know more about Geneva’s neighborhoods? This is another installment in our 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.

Arzier Name: Arzier

Neighborhood website:

Location: 10 minutes from Nyon, Arzier is locating halfway towards St-Cergue on the Jura mountain.

Favorite thing about Arzier:  Looking down the lake Geneva and Mt-Blanc. Very quiet small village.

Least favorite thing about Arzier: Getting more and more traffic in the morning especially from neighbouring France

Why Did You Choose Arzier? My husband’s family had a weekend house and when his mum died, he bought it. When our daughter was born, we moved here for a garden.

How Easy is Trash and Recycling to Deal With? Quite difficult

Additional Notes about Trash and Recycling: We don’t have an individual trash bin, we have to take them to local trash centre. That means we have 7 trash containers at our basement, one for paper, one for cardboard, one for pet bottle, one for glass bottle, one for plastic that can be burned, one for compost, and one for ordinary trash

How Convenient is Public Transit? Somewhat convenient

Do You Need a Car in Arzier:  Not necessarily

Other Notes about Transportation: Train is convenient but only twice an hour but good connection in Nyon to geneva or to Lausanne

What Kind of People is Arzier Best Suited For? I must say anyone, particularly a family with young children and people who love nature

What Amenities does Arzier Have?  Good views

What is the Nearest Hospital or Urgent Care Facility? Ten minutes away in Nyon, L’Hôpital de Nyon.

Anything Else You Want to Share about Arzier?  Arzier is a small village but many English speaking expats live here. Majority of children in a local school is mixed marriage parents.

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