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Expat favourites: Best neighbourhoods in Warsaw

Date 25.08.2023
Agnieszka Zagroba
Expat Favourites: Best neighbourhoods in Warsaw

Warsaw market offers a wide range of options, from modern apartments in high-rise buildings to charming historical residences in the city centre and its surrounding neighbourhoods. Our relocation experts listed the most sought-after neighbourhoods in Warsaw.

Where do Expatriates live in Warsaw?

Our relocation experts listed the most popular neighbourhoods, prefered by Expatriates moving to Warsaw:

1. Śródmieście popular among young professionals and diplomats alike

Best neighbourhoods in Warsaw - View to Śródmieście

The central district of Warsaw, known for its historical landmarks, trendy cafes, and proximity to the business centre makes it a top choice for professionals. Within the Śródmieście district in Warsaw, these two neighbourhoods are particularly popular among expatriates:

  • Powiśle – located along the Vistula River known for its trendy and artistic atmosphere,

  • Śródmieście Zachodnie (Western Śródmieście) – known for its elegant architecture, proximity to Łazienki Park and numerous embassies. It offers a more upscale living experience that puts it on the top of best neighbourhoods in Warsaw.

2. Mokotów sought after by international families

Best neighbourhoods in Warsaw - Pole Mokotowskie

This residential district offers a mix of green spaces, modernistic architecture, modern housing complexes, and easy access to international schools, making it a preferred choice for families.

  • Old Mokotów – One of the most sought-after neighbourhoods is Old Mokotów with its unique charm, blending its rich past with modern living amenities.

  • Śródmieście Zachodnie (Western Śródmieście) – known for its elegant architecture, proximity to Łazienki Park and numerous embassies. It offers a more upscale living experience that puts it on the top of best neighbourhoods in Warsaw.

3. Żoliborz preferred for its historic charm and relaxed atmosphere

The district features a mix of pre-war buildings, art deco architecture, and beautiful tree-lined streets. The historic charm of the area appeals to expatriates who appreciate the city’s rich history and unique character. Especially Old Żoliborz with its unique charm, parks and peaceful living environment.

4. Wilanów for families looking for a tranquil suburban setting

Best neighbourhoods in Warsaw - Wilanów

With its upscale housing developments, proximity to international schools, and the beautiful Wilanów Palace, this neighbourhood is a favourite among families and those looking for a tranquil suburban setting. This district of Warsaw is rich in greenery, with beautiful parks and green spaces. Expatriates who enjoy outdoor activities and a connection with nature find Wilanów appealing.

5. Wola attractive choice for professionals seeking a cosmopolitan living

Wola has undergone significant urban development in recent years, resulting in modern residential complexes, high-rise office buildings, and commercial spaces. It is today a thriving and dynamic district with modern developments, such as Browary Warszawskie and Fabryka Norblina, offering a variety of amenities and entertainment options. Expatriates are attracted to the area’s contemporary living options and the presence of new amenities.

6. Ochota preferred by families for its traditional character and serene living

Best neighbourhoods in Warsaw_Ochota -Park Szczęśliwicki

Nestled in the heart of Warsaw, the Ochota district is the last on our list of best neighbourhoods in Warsaw. It offers a captivating blend of urban convenience and serene living and boasts an impressive selection of parks and green areas, including Szczęśliwicki Park and Pola Mokotowskie. 

  • Stara Ochota – is particularly sought after due to its modernistic architecture. The area exudes a nostalgic charm and offers a blend of urban convenience and traditional character. Szczęśliwice is a neighbourhood that offers a combination of green spaces, a peaceful environment, proximity to the city centre, and a family-friendly atmosphere.

  • Śródmieście Zachodnie (Western Śródmieście) – known for its elegant architecture, proximity to Łazienki Park and numerous embassies. It offers a more upscale living experience that puts it on the top of best neighbourhoods in Warsa

Is it expensive to live in Warsaw?

According to a recent analysis by OtoDom, Warsaw is the most expensive rental market in Poland. When considering rental prices per sqm, the most expensive apartments were the largest ones, above 90 sqm, which accounted for just 15% of all active listings on OtoDom platform by the end of May 2023. The most expensive neighbourhoods are: Śródmieście, Wilanów, Mokotów, Żoliborz and Wola.

 

How can we help you?

If you are looking to rent in Warsaw, we are here to guide you through the process and help you find the best option that suits your needs and financial situation. Contact us to find out how our relocation consultants can serve you.

 

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