Find, in this article, some tips about how to find accommodation in Odense, one of the major Danish cities.
Located in Funen, in the South of Denmark, Odense is the third biggest Danish cities with around 180,000 inhabitants. The city has been attracting many foreign nationals over the years, especially thanks to its dynamic economy providing various opportunities. Odense also offers a range of accommodation to expatriates at different prices. Remember, in all cases, that most of the affordable housing units are found in the periphery and outskirts.
Despite its population's density, Odense is calmer than other major Danish cities such as Copenhagen and Aarhus. Rich in wide green spaces, Odense is not very lively on Sundays and Mondays. However, several festivals are held there every year.
The city is divided into 11 municipal sectors. It includes a total of 53 neighborhoods, suburbs and villages at its periphery. Agedrup, Fraugde, Korup, Seden and Stige are deemed to be the most popular ones.
Surprisingly, rent prices are lower in Odense compared to other major Danish cities. You will thus need an average of DKK 4,000 per month for a studio and around DKK 8,000 per month for an apartment. Of course, prices vary from one neighborhood to another and according to the furnishing and equipment provided.
Given that Odense is a relatively calm city, you are more likely to meet owners easily. However, you are advised to seek the help of a real estate agency in the case of a first rental. Offers are also available on specialized real estate websites.
Note that Odense has a growing population, including many students, thus with a higher demand than availability. You may need the help of an agent to find accommodation as per your criteria more rapidly.