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Accommodation in Stuttgart


Here are some tips to guide you through your accommodation search if you are planning to settle in Stuttgart.

Stuttgart, one of Germany's major cities, is the Baden-Wurttemberg region's capital city. It is very conducive to expatriation with its population of more than 613,000 inhabitants including a large number of foreigners. Thanks to its developed economy and its calm and peaceful environment, surrounded by hills and valleys as well as nature parks, Stuttgart provides a pleasant living environment for foreigners wishing to settle there.

Hence, you shall not have much trouble finding accommodation matching your preferences. In fact, Stuttgart hosts a variety of housing options at affordable prices in some neighborhoods and higher in others. Make sure to compare prices and most importantly to inquire on these beforehand.

 Good to know:

Since 2008, Stuttgart has been nicknamed "Das neue Herz Europas" which means "The New Heart of Europe".


Stuttgart is divided into some twenty independent districts. The city center, on its own, consists of five neighborhoods, including Mitte, Nord, Ost, South and West, while the rest are found in the outskirts. Among these: Bad Cannstatt, Birkach Degerloch, Münster, Wangen, Botnang, Feuerbach, and Hedelfinger Sillenbuch. Note that some of Stuttgart neighborhoods are also divided into sub-districts.

Stuttgart's city center mainly includes commercial and business neighborhoods hosting huge office buildings, shopping malls, shops, banks, etc. Königstrasse Street, which crosses the city center, is deemed to be the city's busiest street due to its shops and fashion boutiques, modern shopping malls and other major retailers. Tanner, for its part, hosts not only restaurants, cafes and pubs, but also an art market and antique shops.

As regards residential neighborhoods, you will be delighted by the hillside where you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the city. The most popular residential neighborhoods are the West, East and South of Stuttgart. These are easily accessible by the public transport network and include shops, markets, theaters, cafes and recreational areas such as parks.

Killsbergs and Degerloch, on the other hand, are known to be chic neighborhoods with big houses and villas, as well as modern and luxurious apartments. Vaihingen, Sindelfinger and Böblinger are also very popular.

Rent prices

Rent prices in Stuttgart are rather affordable compared to many other German cities. However, these vary from one neighborhood to another and according to the type of accommodation and comfort level. Rent prices in Stuttgart's city center, as well as uptown, are obviously higher than in other neighborhoods.

Therefore, you will need an average of € 625 per month for a single-bedroom apartment and about € 1,181 per month for a three-bedroom apartment in the city center. To rent a single-bedroom apartment in the outskirts, you will need an average of € 493 per month. For a three-bedroom apartment in the outskirts, you will need around € 948 per month.

Find accommodation

During your home search, you can view offers in classified ads in local newspapers and on the Internet. If you have already moved to Stuttgart, consider registering with a real estate agency for more chances of finding accommodation according to your criteria.

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10 months ago

Generally a good overview but I find a number of things misleading. Yes, Stuttgart has a lot to offer yet has fewer “big city” hassles than Berlin or Hamburg. There are no really bad or dangerous neighborhoods for example. And yes, there are lots of foreigners here, mostly well integrated throughout the region - rather than all concentrated in ghettos. But rents are NOT cheap by any means! I think statistics of rental prices referred to are outdated and distorted by areas that are not so desirable and not well connected. Thus the place that has cheaper rent might be waste of commuting time. And finding good accommodation is DIFFICULT. It’s unbelievable the number of poorly laid out places, with no sun etc. When one finds an apartment that is nice; like somewhere one might actually want to live, then good luck getting it! There will be multitudes of people wanting it and even if not outright bigoted, many people will just feel safer renting to Germans. As a self-employed foreigner I found it impossible other than getting a room in a shared apartment. I finally bought an apartment. And I am a white skinned American who speaks fairly good German. I strongly suggest people ask for assistance from their employer in finding a place. In big companies someone might know of something free and getting such tips is all about connections. It’s also good to have someone who knows the region give one advice. The article mentions Sindelfinger and Böblinger – correct spelling is Sindelfingen and Böblingen – which are smaller communities about 20 Km south of Stuttgart. Many foreigners come to work at HP or Bosch concerns that are in these areas anyway. If one is going to work in Stuttgart and live there then one either has to commute with daily traffic jams or take public transportation. The regional public transportation with S-Bahn, U-Bahn and buses is excellent. One can be in the center of Stuttgart from Böblingen within 22 minutes on the S-Bahn but then one needs to look at the proximity to the stations. Yet I know of a foreigner who came to work in Stuttgart and ended up living in a place just 8 Km or so from the center. But she had a ways to go for shopping and a more than 10 minute walk to the U-Bahn and then had to transfer to another line and then walk again. Her daily commute was something like 45 minute each way. Yet one could live much farther away like in Böblingen, be close to the S-Bahn and have half the commuting time. Thus proximity to the right transportation can be an important factor. Also, the hills and valleys of Stuttgart mean that bicycles are not so popular. Going from the center to some parts of Stuttgart -West or -South or even north past Bad Canstatt are easy. Once you hit the steep, long hills at the edges of these places or want to go east or northwest then it’s difficult.

2 years ago

tnx Veedushi good tips :)


See also

Hamburg, which is found in Northern Germany, has many pleasant neighborhoods offering a range of accommodations for expatriates.
Hanover, Lower Saxony's third biggest city, is very conducive to expatriation. You are likely to find a range of affordable housing options there.
Being one of the major German cities, Munich offers a wide range of accommodation to expatriates wishing to settle there.
You shall not have much difficulty in finding affordable accommodation if you are planning to settle in Dresden, which is found in Saxony.
Dusseldorf is one of the most popular German cities in terms of expatriation. It also provides a wide range of accommodation options.

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