Barcelona is a big city with many different neighbourhoods. If you are going to buy a property in Barcelona, you’ll need to choose a district. We will give you the detailed information about the districts and what they have to offer you. We’ll help you to find the district that is more suitable for you and would fit all of your criteria.
3 areas of Barcelona
Barcelona is divided into 3 clearly defined areas: city center, coastal area and Zona Alta (or High Area).
Coastal area of Barcelona
This part of the city is suitable for families with children and for those who want to live in luxury residential compounds on the first line of the sea. These are modern districts with excellent infrastructure, parks, leisure centres and amazing beaches.
Zona Alta or High Area of Barcelona
These are prestigious districts of Barcelona located between the western part of Diagonal avenue and Collserola park. It’s a very residencial area consisting of stand-alone buildings with internal communal areas. Zona Alta is popular among families with children. The best schools, colleges and universities are located here.
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The Maresme coast is one of the most sought-after areas because of its spectacular climate, high standard of living and multiple activities throughout the year. A perfect place to disconnect, as well as to live and work near a big city.
The whole area is washed by the Mediterranean Sea and has 50 km of long, wide, clean and very beautiful beaches. It has a rich and varied gastronomy that can be tasted in its many good restaurants, or in its gastronomic markets.
Maresme comprises lots of towns with urbanizations offering extra services and private security. Here you can find lots of exclusive high-end estates, designer apartments, beautiful villas and plots on the seafront and close to the mountains.
Maresme is absolutely suitable for vacation and permanent residence. There are lots of schools (private, public, international), shopping malls, sporting centers, multiple restaurants, municipal and weekly markets, vineyards, golf clubs, tennis and padel tennis courts, equestrian centres; numerous nature reserves, watchtowers and castles.
It is well connected to Barcelona by highways and trains/buses. From the village of Alella you are just 15km from the centre of the city.
The Costa Garraf is a region on the Catalonian coast to the south from Barcelona with a mountain range stretching all along it. A big natural park of Garraf is located here.
Thanks to new convenient junctions, now it is possible to get to Barcelona in 20-25 minutes. It is one of those rare places where proximity to such a big city as Barcelona organically blends with all the advantages of country life.
Pine trees, great ecology and wide sand beaches make this coast ideal for living. The natural park protects the area from excessive building.
There are no big hotels on the coast. Here nature has created unique conditions for living and spending holidays with children. Thanks to the flat coast, the sea is very shallow and the water in this natural pool warms up really quickly. The beaches are equipped with playgrounds as well as bike and roller skating lanes.
There are various prestigious international schools such as Lycee Francais and New British School located in the Costa Garraf.
Sant Cugat is a beautiful village located 12 km from Barcelona. It is well-connected to Barcelona through the motorway, Vallvidrera Tunnels and highways. Sant Cugat has the benefits of living outside the city, enjoying an excellent green space composed of large parks and gardens. Collserola natural park and the famous Can Montmany are both nearby, fantastic for walking.
Living in Sant Cugat offers a high standard and quality of life. In few minutes you can reach Barcelona living in a green and peaceful city.
This tranquil residential area is in lovely natural surroundings and yet all services are close walking distance including commercial centre, markets, shops, bars and restaurants as well as cultural activities. You can also find here schools, nursery, sports centre with a gym, pool and padel courts.