April 7, 2024
Lifestyle in Madrid

Discover the best areas to live in Madrid

Madrid, a cosmopolitan city par excellence, is one of the most attractive Spanish cities to live in. Its many charms, its wide range of cultural and leisure activities, and the quality of life it offers, make Madrid one of the top 10 cities in the world to live.‍

Madrid is a very large city, which can be overwhelming for those who come from outside and do not know it. But it is also a surprising city, multicultural and cosmopolitan, and full of contrasts where the classic and the modern coexist perfectly.‍

If you are thinking of moving to Madrid, you will be interested in this post, where we will tell you which are the best areas to live in the capital.‍

What are the best neighbourhoods to live in Madrid?

The city of Madrid has 21 districts and their respective neighbourhoods, from which we have made a selection of the most outstanding.

Barrio Salamanca, one of the most luxurious areas

Barrio Salamanca is one of the most elegant and exclusive residential neighbourhoods in Madrid, and therefore the most expensive neighbourhood in the capital.‍

Both local and foreign investors have set their sights on this area, which has been steadily increasing in value over the last few years.‍

The emblematic buildings of classical architecture that occupy its streets house both stately homes and one of the most important commercial areas of the city.

Calle Serrano, Barrio Salamanca

Its famous Golden Mile, located in the heart of the Salamanca neighbourhood, is an authentic showcase of luxury and glamour, and represents one of the most important shopping areas in Madrid. Among its streets, national and international designers show their creations, and coexist with luxurious boutiques of major brands. In this area we will also find important jewellery and shoe shops, select shops, decoration shops and fashionable restaurants.‍

Undoubtedly, this is the area most sought after by those with high purchasing power, who are looking for luxurious homes in a select environment. If you find yourself in this situation, consult our offer of luxury apartments in Barrio Salamanca.

Retiro, perfect for families with children‍

Those who prefer to live in the centre of Madrid can find in the Retiro district the ideal place, especially for living with children, thanks to the Retiro Park, one of the great lungs of the capital. The price of the properties varies according to their proximity to the park, and this is true for both properties for sale and those for rent.

It is a quiet area, but it is relatively close to the commercial area of Goya and Serrano, which is a great attraction.‍

Within its wide range of cultural and artistic offerings, Madrid's 'Art Triagle' stands out, formed by the Prado, Thyssen and Reina Sofía museums, which attracts numerous local and foreign visitors.

The neighbourhood of Los Jerónimos is the most distinguished in the Retiro District, and walking through its streets means entering one of the most stately areas of Madrid, whose classic buildings house spacious premium properties.

Classical building in Calle Espalter, opposite the park 'El Buen Retiro'

Barrio Justicia, in the Centro district

The Barrio de Justicia, located in Madrid Centro, has undergone a drastic rehabilitation in recent years, recovering the brightness and splendour it once enjoyed. Many of the buildings in the area have been refurbished, which has allowed the offer of modern properties adapted to today's life has multiplied.

Apartament Reina I, Barrio Justicia

It has a wide variety of avant-garde restaurants serving tapas and traditional food, as well as the Mercado de San Antón, which has been refurbished and transformed into a chic space for seasonal products.

In this neighbourhood you can enjoy the most vibrant Madrid, with the colourful spectacles of the mythical Gran Vía and the magnificent commercial offer of the well-known Fuencarral street, pedestrianised for a large part of its length.‍

The most emblematic monuments and buildings of the capital are located here, such as the Casino de Madrid - housed in a majestic 19th century building -, the much photographed Fountain of the Goddess Cibeles in front of the City Hall, or the Círculo de Bellas Artes.‍

Over the last few years, this area has become increasingly popular, with many people choosing to live in this vibrant and cosmopolitan area.

Chamberí, the trendy neighbourhood

The Chamberí district is one of the most traditional in the capital. It was in the 19th century, when members of the nobility and prosperous merchants began to build their palaces here, making it the area where the Spanish aristocracy settled. Today these palaces and former residences of the nobility still survive today, and are home to embassies, hotels and official buildings, reminders of the neighbourhood's aristocratic past. ‍

Chamberí is currently the district with the second most expensive square metre in the municipality of Madrid, and its high standing is largely due to its tranquillity and proximity to shopping and leisure areas. The Almagro district is among the most sought after by both locals and expatriates. Do not hesitate to consult our offer of properties in this area.

Terrace of the apartment Santa Engracia I, Chamberí District

Chamartín, residential area and financial centre

The Chamartín district is located in the north of Madrid. It stands out for its large green and residential areas, where we can also find a wide gastronomic, cultural and leisure offer, which has nothing to envy to the central area.‍

It is an area of great contrasts, as, on the one hand, it is home to the Financial Centre of the capital, with imposing buildings such as the PwC Tower, the Torre de Cristal, the Torre Espacio or the Kio Towers, which make up the well-known skyline of Madrid; while on the other hand, we find residential areas such as the Barrio Hispanoamérica with large green areas and wide avenues, or El Viso, where we can find beautiful villas with garden that offer a quiet environment that will make you forget the hustle and bustle of the city.

It also has excellent connections with the rest of the city and Spain, thanks to Chamartín station and Barajas airport, which is relatively close by.

El Viso I, Distrito Chamartín

Madrid Noroeste - Aravaca and Pozuelo, residential areas par excellence

If you are looking for the tranquillity of living on the outskirts, the best area is undoubtedly Aravaca - Pozuelo. This is a very exclusive residential area, where the highest per capita income in Madrid is concentrated. Here there is an abundance of villas and single-family homes, as well as exclusive urbanisations, which makes it an ideal area for well-off families with children, who are looking for peace and quiet in a very select environment.

Espectacular chalet con jardín y piscina en venta en Pozuelo de Alarcón, Madrid

Its large green areas are ideal to enjoy with the family, and it has all the educational and health services, as well as leisure and restaurant facilities.

Thanks to its good communication with the city, in less than 20 minutes you can be in Madrid city centre.‍If you are planning to move to Madrid, do not hesitate and contact us. We will help you to find the property that best suits your requirements and needs.‍

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