A small big city
Basel is a good place to live. The city is compact. You can go anywhere really quickly – by bicycle, by tram, train or by car. The Canton has a population of about 190'000. And yet there is everything you would expect of a big city: Arts and theatres, restaurants and an exciting night life, an interesting mix of people from all over the world, international corporations and innovative small enterprises. The so called „Trinationale Agglomeration“ comprises many suburbs in Switzerland, Germany and France. Over half a million people live in the Basel area, which naturally adds a cosmopolitan flair to the city.
Urban and quiet
There are residential areas for everybody: In Kleinbasel, the old industrial areas are now home to a wide range of families and young people from around the world. You will find a bar or a cafe on every corner. In other areas, the atmosphere is more residential and quiet, with tasteful old buildings and beautiful gardens. There are public parks and playgrounds everywhere. And the EuroAirport is very close, no matter where you are in Basel. From there, a plane will take you to all European cities in no more than two hours.
Family and business-friendly
Families are welcome in Basel: There are many parks and playgrounds, nurseries and community centres, the kindergartens and primary schools are distributed evenly across all the residential areas. In most areas, children enjoy the freedom to move around on their own. The city is a safe place, and in many residential areas car traffic is limited. What is more, Basel has excellent public schools as well as international schools. The strong economy and the excellent university create many interesting jobs that make Basel attractive for highly skilled people from around the world.