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What is your housing like? What are typical housing sizes, locations, and commute times for expatriates?

You have a choice between city apartments, townhouses across the river, and larger townhouses with some yard near the international school. The longest commute would be about 20 minutes It takes us about 15 minutes from Old Riga. - Jul 24, 2017
We have a very cozy townhouse between Riga city center and the U.S. Embassy. Our neighborhood is quiet, peaceful, and safe. We can walk to Old Riga (about 35 minutes), or ride our bikes, drive, or take a bus. The commute to the embassy is about 10 minutes by car; 20 by bike; 15-20 by bus. - Sep 21, 2016
For USG types, it's mostly apartments in the center of town. Unfortunately they're getting rid of nice old apartments in historic districts with newer units out in the sticks where the new Embassy will open soon. - Jul 11, 2010
USG housing is all within a 15 min. walk from the embassy and is spacious in downtown area. Some do not have elevators or the elevators are very small. - Aug 23, 2008