Find in this article some tips to help you find accommodation in Hanover, in Lower Saxony.
Hanover, located in the Lower Saxony region, is Germany's third biggest city and is very conducive to expatriation. Its population, to date, amounts to more than 8 million people, including some 492,000 foreigners. In fact, Hanover has been attracting expatriates worldwide due to the various job prospects it provides in numerous fields. Hanover also hosts many places of attraction which are regularly visited by tourists, as well as universities and other higher education institutes where thousands of local and foreign students have enrolled.
Hence, finding accommodation in Hanover should not be a difficult task if you wish to settle there. However, take the time to inquire on its different neighborhoods, as well as the cost of living and on its inhabitants' lifestyle.
Stretching over some 204,01 km2, Hanover is divided into twenty neighborhoods including Mitte, Vahrenwald-List, Bothfeld Vahrenheide-Buchholz-Kleefeld, Dohren-Wulfel, Nordstadt, Oststadt Südstadt, Kronsberg, etc. The city center is deemed to be the city's business hub, hosting not only big firms and local authorities such as the town hall but also many shopping malls, boutiques, etc.
In other neighborhoods, you are more likely to find restaurants, bars, cafes, theaters, cabarets, pubs, among others. Hanover also hosts one of Europe's biggest zoos, large green spaces and gardens, museums such as the Lower Saxony State Museum. You are likely to enjoy your stay there in a relaxed and serene environment.
Unlike many German cities, rent prices in Hanover are very affordable although they vary according to the type of housing, neighborhood and comfort level. In general, you will need an average of € 450 per month to rent a single-bedroom apartment and some € 833 per month for a three-bedroom apartment in the city center.
In the outskirts, on the other hand, a single-bedroom apartment will cost an average of € 323 per month while a three-bedroom apartment will cost some € 650 per month. If you prefer cheaper housing, you can choose from studios and room rental or room or flat-sharing.
Internet will definitely be your best tool during your housing search, especially if you are still in your home country. But if you have already moved to Hanover, you can check out classified ads in local newspapers or register with a real estate agency. Word-of-mouth may also help if you have friends or contacts in the region. As regards students, they may inquire on student accommodation with their respective universities.
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