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Accommodation in Toulouse

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Find, in this article, an overview of the rental market of Toulouse if you are planning to relocate in Southwest France.

Located in Southwest France in the Midi-Pyrénées region, Toulouse is nicknamed the “Pink City”. By moving there, you will enjoy a sweet and dynamic environment, especially thanks to its student population.

Toulouse is indeed the French pride as it is deemed to be the European capital of the aeronautics and space industry. As the land of rugby, stew and sausages, Toulouse attracts many expatriates wishing to discover the rich humane side of the country. Moreover, it is easier to find accommodation in Toulouse than in other major cities.

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According to national statistics organizations, 64% of local households are tenants.

Rental market

Rents in Toulouse are quite attractive, at least compared to other major cities. Below are a few examples of what you can expect in the “Pink City”:

  • a 14 m² room for around 355 euros per month
  • a 23 m² studio for around 450 euros per month
  • a 27 m² single-bedroom apartment for some 490 euros per month
  • a 53 m² two-bedroom apartment for around 682 euros per month
  • a bigger apartment for some 1,500 euros per month.

However, you are less likely to find houses for rent in Toulouse. You will have to be rather patient and cautious. But you can still find a house for around 1,200 euros per month and a bigger villa for some 1,400 euros per month.

Neighborhoods

Toulouse is divided into 6 areas, namely Toulouse Centre, Rive Gauche, North-East Toulouse, South East, and West, all including some 30 neighborhoods.

Most of these neighborhoods are a heterogeneous blend of modernism and historical marks. You will thus be delighted to find many real estate projects which have given a new dynamism to the city.

In all cases, you are advised to choose the one which best suits your needs, especially in terms of services, public transport, your children's school, etc.

Find accommodation

Like in the case of most French cities, you should probably start your housing search in Toulouse on the Internet. Indeed, advance planning is advised. You can browse general and specialized housing and real estate websites, as well as online local newspapers. Consider contacting a few real estate agencies as well. These may definitely guide you regarding the types of accommodation available and the best neighborhoods.

If you are already on the spot, feel free to tour the different neighborhoods. You might be lucky enough to see vacant housing boards hanging near window panes. So all the best!

 Useful links:

Expat.com – Accommodation in Toulouse Forum 
Expat.com – Housing in Toulouse 
ParuVendu www.paruvendu.fr
Particulier à Particulier www.pap.fr
Pages Jaunes – Real estate agencies in Toulouse www.pagesjaunes.fr

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