6 neighbourhoods in Valencia we recommend for you to live in

Establishing yourself in a new city and starting from scratch is always going to be challenging. For better or for worse it will be a unique experience that you will never forget. How everything goes will also depend on your choices before you move in.

Therefore, if you have plans to move to Valencia, but do not know which areas are the most recommended, then you have come to the right article. 

 

Ruzafa

This is a very popular neighbourhood at the moment, and this is mainly because of the authorities and inhabitant’s efforts to improve the perception of the it. Moving to the Ruzafa neighbourhood is an excellent option if you are a creative person as they made a serious effort to brighten up the buildings. Additionally, you will also appreciate the number of historic buildings that date back to the last century, but this does not mean they are in poor condition, quite the opposite actually!

Ruzafa has 8 main streets: Calle Rufaza; Calle Sueca; Calle Literato Azorín; Av. Regne de Valencia; Calle Filipinas; Calle Luis de Santángel; Calle Castellón and Calle Mossen Femenía. Each one of these streets has their pros and cons, but in general, the neighbourhood is a good choice to live in thanks to its many benefits.

 

Ciudad de las Artes y de las Ciencias

Although it is a cultural and recreational complex, there are also apartments in this space that are ideal for those who have more requirements. As a zone to live in, it is very calm and has beautiful, sought-after views.

As it is located far from the city, it gives you the chance to escape the commotion of everyday life, and each property is equipped with the latest technology.

In relation to the other neighbourhoods, this area certainly has a higher price point, but the investment is worth it for all that it offers.

 

Valencia Centro (Ciutat Vella)

The centre of Valencia or Ciutat Vella is an area made up of smaller areas: El Mercat, La Xerea, La Seu and Sant Francesc and they are all excellent areas to live for those who like a quiet environment. Although they are in the historic centre, this does not mean it is hectic. 

Additionally, you will be amazed by the city’s oldest and most emblematic buildings and get to know more about this beautiful capital.

The only detail you need to consider is that unless you have a parking space, you will not be able to park your car. However public transport is very efficient which allows you to always get to where you need to. 

As for the flats, these are usually small, but comfortable making them ideal for people who live alone, or for couples. In this neighbourhood you will have several monuments, theatres, restaurants, and bars nearby to choose from for you to enjoy in your leisure time. 

It is important to research all the neighbourhoods that make up Ciutat Vella to ensure you choose one that best suits your requirements and needs. This way you can live fully with everything you want. 

 

Malvarrosa

This beach area is an ideal option for all you beach lovers. The area is well connected to the centre even though it is not that close. 

Furthermore, here you can find flats at a very cheap price. But, of course, we recommend you research thoroughly before you decide to rent as what you may initially fall in love with may not be realistic or practical on a day-to-day basis, and you don’t want to have to change your residency. 

However, this area can still provide you with a place where you can live in a quiet environment and gives you the chance to enjoy the beach on your day off. It is all a case of asking the inhabitants and neighbours which are the safest areas so that you make the right choice for you. 

 

El Mercat

This is one of the neighbourhoods of Ciutat Vella, and of all the ones that make it up, this is the most central with the Central Market right in the heart of it.

As a neighbourhood to live in, it really is very pleasant, mainly because of the quiet environment, and here you can appreciate the oldest flats in the city. Although, as we mentioned previously, unless you get a car parking space it is not a suitable option if you own a vehicle.

However, public transport is excellent and so you will not have any problems travelling from your accommodation to anywhere in the city. 

 

Botánico

This is a very calm neighbourhood close to the Turia and the IVAM museum, and it is one of the neighbourhoods that make up the Extramurs district, in the west of Valencia. 

It is 10 minutes from Valencia’s historic centre and so there is no need to use public transport as you can easily get there by taking a pleasant walk.

There you can get flats for an excellent price while also enjoying a comfortable environment. You do not need to worry about the hectic life that can be found in other parts of the city.

 

Conclusion

Each neighbourhood in Valencia has its advantages and disadvantages depending on what your criteria is when looking for a place to live. Therefore, it is important to consider what your requirements are and your purchasing power.

Each of these areas have something in common and that is being able to live well in each of them. However, before you decide where the house for your new life is going to be, make sure you take the time to research and gather as much information about each neighbourhood and take a detailed look at the site where you intend to rent or buy your home. 

With all the information we have given you in this post, we’re sure you will have a preference about where you will want to live in Valencia.

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