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Accommodation in Aarhus

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If you are looking forward to settle in Aarhus, here is what you need to know about the city's rental market.

Aarhus is Denmark's second major city in terms of population density. Located in the Jutland area, it has been attracting many expatriates over the years. With over 260,000 inhabitants, Aarhus is a very lively city where you will have much to discover when strolling around.

Aarhus is a also a young and dynamic city with the presence of a large number of students thanks to its higher education institutions. Moreover, several festivals and other events are regularly held there. By moving to Aarhus, you will definitely enjoy a pleasant and comfortable lifestyle along with quite affordable accommodation.

Neighborhoods

There is no specifically recommended or unadvised neighborhood in Aarhus. As in Copenhagen, you can go biking freely across the city for sightseeing.

Latin is known for being the city's most lively neighborhood. Regardless of the area where you have chosen to settle, you will always find something to do. Indeed, a wide range of leisure activities is available for expatriates on the spot.

Rent prices

Many housing units are reserved to students and for flat sharing in Aarhus. However, you can still find residential buildings as well as individual houses. In all cases, rent prices are lower in Aarhus than in Copenhagen, for instance, despite the high demand.

To rent a studio in the outskirts, you will need around DKK 4,000 against some DKK 6,200 for the same type of accommodation in the city-center. For a three-bedroom apartment, you will need an average of DKK 8,300 to DKK 11,600 per month.

Find accommodation

Finding accommodation in Aarhus may not be as easy as it seems. You are advised to start your housing search well in advance due to the presence of many students on the spot, otherwise you might have to wait for long. Moreover, given the high demand both from professionals and students, property owners often ignore direct requests sent by mail.

You can, however, seek the assistance of your company during your search. Many companies provide temporary accommodation until their foreign employees find long term housing. In all cases, it is best to seek the help of a real estate agency to have more chances of finding accommodation according to your criteria.

 Useful links:

Expat.com – Housing in Aarhus 
Aarhus Komune – Aarhus Official Portal www.aarhus.dk
Lejebolig en.lejebolig.dk
Bolig Portal www.boligportal.dk
Bolisurf boligsurf.dk

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