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Vienna



Is this a good city for single people? For couples? For families? Why or why not?

Speaking only for families, yes, this is a great city in which to live. - Nov 13, 2017
Good for singles because they can travel and spend money without worrying. Can go to a lot of places. Families could take driving trips. - Jun 7, 2016
It's a good city for everyone as long as you're willing to go out and explore it. If you sit around waiting for the CLO to provide your entertainment you will be bored as there aren't many mission-wide events. If you need to feel a tight connection with the USG community this is not the place for you. - Mar 24, 2015
Good for all. - Jul 18, 2014
Good for everyone, I think. - Mar 19, 2014
It's a fantastic city for everyone! - Aug 23, 2013
It's a good city for anyone with money! The cost of living is high, but it is a lot of fun to live here (there is a COLA for US government employees.) - May 12, 2013
Yes, yes, and yes, although you'll hear how much the Austrians don't tolerate children well. I haven't found it to be overly problematic. And, in fact, Austria has a ton of things geared towards kids, starting with a playground in every park, lots of kids' museums and gigantic indoor play parks, plus an entire group of hotels specifically geared towards small children (Google "kinderhotels in Austria"). - Jan 16, 2013
Good for everyone. There is lots of green space and parks, many cultural events, lots of great places to travel - Aug 6, 2011
Anyone will love it here. I understand the night life isn't the most exciting, but it does exist. - Aug 5, 2011
Yes. It's a nice city for families; there is an active night-life for singles and couples. - Aug 15, 2009
Yes to all. - Aug 5, 2009
Excellent for all. Many museums, while definitely worthwhile, don't offer english interpretation though, so a bit of internet searching prior to visting can reap rewards in the amount of enjoyment and understanding. - Jul 23, 2009
Great for families and singles. Couples without children have a tough time since the expats travel and do not associate with each other. Too many cliques. - May 21, 2008
For everyone, really. I will buck the conventional wisdom and say that I find Vienna a great place to live with a small child. No, you can't take your toddler to a five star restaurant, but why would you want to? There are tons of parks and indoor playgrounds. The public transportation largely accomodates strollers and people make room for you. On the old trams someone will almost always offer to help you get your stroller on and off. I think the standards of behavior for older children are more stringent so I can see things from that viewpoint. The Viennese aren't particularly friendly so singles can be lonely if you don't find a niche somewhere. I think this would be paradise for couples -- just a million things to do. - Apr 4, 2008
It is good for all families, singles and couples. Maybe less for singles. - Jan 11, 2008