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semc
05-03-2013, 07:36
Hello,

My husband is being transferred to Moscow for two years. Husband is enroute to Moscow and will be doing an accommodation search while there. Jacques will be working close to the Savelovskaya & Maryina Roshcha metro stations. Because we have two dogs, we were thinking of renting a house near the end of the gray line and Jacques could drive to Altufyevo station and then take the metro the rest of the way. However, I'm told there is insufficient parking at Moscow metro stations and that the bus system is fairly unreliable. We are looking to spend about $6000 per month on accommodation. I'd very much appreciate any help or suggestions anyone has to offer.

Thanks very much,

Susan

BabyFirefly
05-03-2013, 08:02
No no no. I lived near Altufevo. There is no parking next to that station. Bad idea. There's a nice park around there, get a flat, walk the dogs around there.

Judge
05-03-2013, 10:39
Hi Susan, welcome to the site.
Every time I've been near Altufevo metro, one word comes to mind, chaos...Maybe, if he's lucky ,your husband might find a parking space at the back of some flats..
If you rent a house outside of Moscow then your husband can expect to enjoy hour after hour sat in traffic jams, coming in and out of Moscow.
Check out flats near metro stations ,Dinamo, Aeroport and Sokol, there are some parks nearby, good enough to walk your dogs..If that's your budget, you should be able to find a decent place 'flat' inside Moscow,close to your husbands work and near a green area..

Lost in moscow
05-03-2013, 10:46
Started out as what I thought would be a joke..

But with a budget of $6k, you can rent an apartment anywhere in Moscow, next to a park, a LARGE 4-5 room, renovated apartment, easily. Living outside of Moscow is recommended for those who don't have to commute to Moscow during the usual rush hour times.

mrzuzzo
05-03-2013, 15:04
But with a budget of $6k, you can rent an apartment anywhere in Moscow, next to a park, a LARGE 4-5 room, renovated apartment, easily. Living outside of Moscow is recommended for those who don't have to commute to Moscow during the usual rush hour times.

This. Don't bother with a house unless you want your husband to spend most of his life here in traffic. A house only makes sense if you work outside of the city.

Kartoshka
05-03-2013, 20:12
The bus system in Moscow is actually very good. Regular buses, tend to arrive when they say they will. They have even started to introduce bus lanes in some areas, which means that public transport can speed past the queues of cars. Forget about a car and go for public transport instead, if you want to commute.

robertmf
05-03-2013, 21:39
Hi Susan, welcome to the site.
Every time I've been near Altufevo metro, one word comes to mind, chaos...Maybe, if he's lucky ,your husband might find a parking space at the back of some flats..
If you rent a house outside of Moscow then your husband can expect to enjoy hour after hour sat in traffic jams, coming in and out of Moscow.
Check out flats near metro stations ,Dinamo, Aeroport and Sokol, there are some parks nearby, good enough to walk your dogs..If that's your budget, you should be able to find a decent place 'flat' inside Moscow,close to your husbands work and near a green area..

Does Moscow real estate have the idea of condos|condominiums joint ownership :question: Seems like condos are a good capitalist+socialist mixture.

Lost in moscow
05-03-2013, 22:48
There are, I know of a very small back alley, hidden from everything 6 joint-town house set up, 3 and 4 floors, parking at your front door, everything from the ground floor and above are just as much yours. Gated, armed guards, next to the garden ring. Very nice area. I'm afraid to ask how much rent is, I can imagine it will never be worth it.