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Vienna



What are the particular advantages of living in this city?

Safety, cleanliness, and a general higher standard of well being. - Nov 13, 2017
Weather is good (when it's not winter). Easy transport. Plenty of outdoor activities. - Jun 7, 2016
The travel opportunities are endless: Slovakia, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Germany, Switzerland - all are easily accessible by car (and usually train). If that's not enough, cheap flights can often be found to places further abroad. Vienna is consistently rated as one of (if not the) cities with the highest quality of life and it's easy to see why: great public transportation, tons of parks and outdoor recreation areas, great festivals, outdoor cafes ... I could go on and on. - Mar 24, 2015
A gorgeous, clean city. A transportation system that works beautifully. A country that begs to be explored. A fantastic arts and culture scene. Being in the heart of Europe. - Jul 18, 2014
It's Vienna! And it consistently rates as one of the best places to live: cultural opportunities, travel options, green spaces, etc. - Mar 19, 2014
Vienna is an absolutely amazing and beautiful city. There are tons of things to see and do - if you're bored here, it's your own fault! There are literally hundreds of museums in Vienna alone, amazing palaces, a beautiful zoo, and plenty of green space. - Aug 23, 2013
It is extremely safe. Public transportation is the best in the world. Many embassy employees do not bother owning a car. There are activities to suit nearly every interest. We are not into opera or music, for example, but we love the museums, the hiking, and the travel opportunities. - May 12, 2013
The history and culture are fascinating. Beautiful Gothic and Baroque buildings with sterile plain buildings interspersed - sad reminders of the bombings during the war. Gorgeous countryside ranging from rolling green hills to magnificent snow-capped mountains. Highways are immaculate with all the conveniences. Winters can be cold, but the Austrians enthusiastically embrace it, starting with Christmas markets in November and outdoor ice-skating rinks until Spring. Schools close for a week in February so families can go skiing. - Jan 16, 2013
Beautiful city. Lots of things to do both for singles and family. It is a safe city with museums, movies, shopping, great public transportation and good international schools. - Aug 5, 2011