Oberrieden is situated on the left bank of the lake, just 11 kilometers from Zurich’s city center. It’s attractive location on the gently undulating, terraced inclines of the Zimmerberg ridge affords it fabulous vistas of the lake and the alps. No wonder Oberrieden counts as one of the most desirable residential spots in the region of Zurich. The low tax base is another factor contributing to its appeal.
With around 5,000 inhabitants, the municipality has succeeded in preserving its village-like character to this day. You can still find tranquil old districts set in leafy surroundings. The center itself has a comprehensive array of shops for your day-to-day needs, with various medical practices as well as the Zimmerberg hospital to tend to your health and well-being. Oberrieden has the full range of schooling available locally, from kindergarten to primary and secondary levels.
In terms of transport links, Oberrieden is particularly well served. The community has two stations, both of which have connections every half-hour. The journey to Zurich takes 20 minutes, and barely a quarter of an hour to Zug. By car, you can reach the city in 15 minutes and the airport in about 30 minutes. The motorway junctions in Horgen and Thalwil are a just few minutes’ drive away. Horgen is equally close; from here the lake ferry takes you across to Meilen at 10-minute intervals.
Oberrieden’s appeal is not merely due to its proximity to Zurich. Having the lake and the countryside within easy reach are also important plus points, with the stunning recreational greenbelt on the Zimmerberg ridge and along the Sihl valley providing tempting and varied destinations for leisure activities. Well-known attractions include the wildlife park at Langenberg and the Sihlwald woodland nature reserve.