The Best Neighborhoods in Madrid in 3 words & more

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. Click on the links on the name of the neighborhoods to get more details.

Here are the 3-word summaries to help you choose between these 4 groups with over 14 neighborhoods we have reviewed for you:

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.

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

This post is also available in: French

Posted on Saturday, November 1st, 2014 by in Buying a Property, New ? Start Here

5 responses to “The Best Neighborhoods in Madrid in 3 words & more”

  • 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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