les Davey de France

Alan and Pat live and work in Bordeaux. Alan is a pastor and Pat was a nurse. Now we work with UFM worldwide. Read on! (If you'd like to know what took us to Bordeaux, then start with the archives from September 2004)

Friday, July 24, 2015

We need to be thinking about possible rentals

Everywhere has pros and cons

Pessac
Pros:
We know and like the area.
There is space, green space.
We know and like the local shops.
We have the tram, the bus, the train and the airport is pretty near, too.
Rents are cheaper than in Bordeaux

Cons:
The tram takes 1/2 hour to get to Hotel de Ville, and bus 4 takes a little longer.

Bordeaux
Pros:
Accessibility! We can get everywhere by walking or perhaps bike.

Cons:
It's more expensive.
Harder to find green spaces.

Mérignac
Pros:
About the same price as Pessac, more or less (perhaps a bit less)
There is space, green space.
The airport is just up the road.

Cons:
We don't know Mérignac well.
Mérignac has lots of quite tall blocks of flats.

In the end you have to rent what you can get. Our estate agent seems pretty positive about finding us something decent and nice.

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