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guestuser
9/15/2014 14:06 EST

Hello everyone,

My father(he is 57) and i(i am 34) are moving to Hungary next year and we are figuring out what city to start with. Of course Budapest is the capital and where most expats start with due to it being so international and established. But by the same token we do want someplace a bit more quiet. We have been looking at various different cities and are coming u with Debrecen. It is the 2nd largest city in Hungary and seems to be small but not too small.

Housing rentals seem much more affordable there which is a big plus and also my father is from Nebraska which is the Great Plains area of USA so moving to Great Plains area of Hungary is a real plus for him.

But i am asking the things you can not tell from reading online sites. Like how is it there to live? I know it is near the Romanian border so i guess that would influence things there, i guess. I honestly do not know.

Has anyone on here been or lived there? Is it someplace one would recommend for people moving from USA to there?

KEG
9/16/2014 05:35 EST

Not sure about Debrecen. It is a bit far from most nice places in Hungary. Have you looked at Kesztehly area? It is close to lake Balaton, Heviz thermal lakes, and excellent train service to Budapest. Might be good if you took a couple of weeks and toured the country a bit. That would be the most helpful.

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Grazka
9/16/2014 05:49 EST

I would recommend Sopron.Its on the border with Austria.Very central...Was living there for a 2 years ....Just something to think about.

guestuser
9/18/2014 19:07 EST

Thanks for those cities also. We will look at them too. One of the things i liked about Debrecen is that rentals seem affordable and reasonable. We are going to rent an apartment for awhile before we find a house to buy.

Is the cities you listed affordable for renting?

I know Lake Balaton area is expensive from what i have seen, but i may not know of the areas that are not.

Same question about Sopron?

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