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Debrecen good place to live?

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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?

maggiej
9/20/2014 08:33 EST

I was there once for a two week language class at the KLTE university. Kossuth Lajos Tudomanyi Egyetem. I remember there being a nice outdoor pool area nearby. I had a good time during my brief visit.

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Grazka
9/19/2014 04:42 EST

Personally I will not live in Debrecen even if looks like it is beautiful city. Manly because of location ( poorer part of Hu). But u need to find the place where u can be happy. Best way probably will be if u come here and travel maybe around.
If u don't know Hungarian u should go to the places where some emigrants are or where are some bigger possibility to find somebody English speaking.Believe me this is the biggest your problem.When u settle always u can move somewhere else.
Maybe try to find somebody in Debrecen with English who can help u if those city is where u like to be.

guestuser
9/19/2014 03:41 EST

No we do not speak Hungarian.

Industrial nope that seems bad in any country! he hee

I will google that place, it might be good for us to stay for a few weeks until we find an apartment to rent.

But we are moving to live so we will just try to deal with the bureaucracy as best we can.

Debrecen still is where we will focus on but i will look into Sopron also. Although i am not seeing much n the rentals for Sopron.

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