At last, a single updated source with all the best neighborhoods !

The Best Neighborhoods in Madrid

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At last, a single updated source with all the best neighborhoods !

At last, a single updated source with all the best neighborhoods !

Can’t find the right information to choose the best Madrid neighborhood for you ?

This list, along with our interactive map, will give you an overview of the personality of all the best neighborhoods in Madrid in 3 words for each neighborhood, with a link to the detailed article, all of them distributed in 4 groups to make it easier for you to approach:

1. The Most Exclusive

2. The Hip & Trendy

  • Chueca: Trendy, mixed with traditional and gay
  • Malasaña: Hipster, Bars, History
  • La Latina: Tapas, Historical, Traditional
  • Sol & Gran vía – The city’s meeting point, shopping&eating out, entertainment

3. The Contenders

  • Lavapies / Anton Martin – For value right in the centre – Multicultural, Alternative
  • Chamberi – For larger apartments just north of the centre – Authentic, small-town feeling, practical
  • Chamartin – For staying closer to your office north of Madrid – Business, Eating Out, Residential
  • Moncloa / Arguelles– For living the student lifestyle or to be close to Madrid’s Northwest gate – Students, Party, Green
  • Retiro – For larger apartments for families close to the park: Green, posh, family-focused

4. The Suburbs

When you work or have to go to school in the suburbs, or when you want a large house:

I hope this post will have helped you get a first understanding of the different neighborhoods.

And remember, if you need professional help for your move to Madrid, and have questions about your costs, how to get the best apartment, and want to save 2 weeks of search and temporal accomodation, and 2000 € in average, like other international people we have helped moved here:

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Yours madridly,
Pierre & The Moving2Madrid Team – Property Search & Relocation in Madrid

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Posted on Friday, May 1st, 2015 by in Buying a Property, New ? Start Here

10 responses to “The Best Neighborhoods in Madrid”

  • Hello Pierre,

    this is Lynda, I will be in Madrid for a few months working with Cepsa and I would like you to help me to find the correct accomodation.

    thank you for contacting me

  • Hey Pierre, good post. Explains each area quickly and easily so that people can research them without having to read a load of stuff first. Personally my favourite areas to live and stay are Chamberi and La latina. Where would you pick if you had to?

    • Hi Sean,

      Well, I have had to choose since I live here !
      I live in the Rastro neighborhood, between La Latina and Lavapies. The heart of “castizo” Madrid where all the traditional fiestas happen (La Paloma, San Cayetano…) and the largest flee market in Europe. Multicultural, gritty, non-gentrified: it’s for Madrid lovers who love diversity.

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  • Madrid is full of excellent neighborhoods, some points one can consider here could be selecting your home in a great school district, a neighborhood with low crime, and most important would be paying attention to your personal preferences with a long term perspective while choosing the right neighborhood for you.

    • They’re all excellent points! If anyone has any doubts about which neighbourhoods tick all of the right boxes for them, they can just pop us an email and we can help out.

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