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 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.
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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