If you wish to discover the Spanish and Andalusian cultural and traditional heritage, Sevilla may be the ideal city for you. Here is an overview.
Sevilla is known to be the Andalusian region's economic, political and cultural center. It is also the Sevilla province's capital city and Andalusia's major city, as well as one of Europe's main tourist and expat destinations. Every year, thousands of young professionals and students move there in order to benefit from its job and study opportunities and to discover its historical and cultural heritage. Hence the growth of its rental market.
In fact, accommodation can easily be found in Sevilla. You can choose between studios, apartments, individual houses and villas. Students can also rent a room or opt for flat-sharing if they prefer cheaper accommodation. Before moving there, take the time to familiarize yourself with Sevilla's different neighborhoods and its inhabitants' lifestyle.
Located in the Andalusian region, Sevilla's neighborhoods are quite specific and traditional. With more than 700,000 inhabitants, Sevilla is divided into eleven districts, namely Bellavista, Palmeran, Casco Antiguo which is the city's historical center, Cerro, Amate, Este, Alcosa, Torreblanca, Los Remedios, Macarena, Nervión, San Pablo, Santa Justa, Triana and the Northern and Southern districts. These districts are then divided in several neighborhoods, the most popular being El Centro, Triana, Nervión, Heliopolis, La Macarena, Los Remedios, Santa Cruz, La Magdalena, etc.
El Centro, which is Sevilla's city center, hosts not only a range of housing options but also the Museum of Fine Arts, as well as Nueva, San Francisco and Encarnacion plazas, commercial streets, just like Santa Cruz. Macarena, for its part, is deemed to be an authentic neighborhood with shops, bars, restaurants, pubs, etc.
Triana, although a bit far from the city center, is known be a part of Sevilla's historical center with its huge cultural and architectural heritage. As regards residential neighborhoods, you have San Vicente, Heliopolis, Nervion, Los Remedios, etc. Nervion also has an outdoor cinema, parks, a shopping mall and small shops as well as quality restaurants and bars.
Given the different types of housing available in Sevilla, rent prices vary according to the different areas as well as comfort level. However, these are lower in Sevilla than in other major Spanish cities.
Therefore, you will need an average of 350 euros to rent a two-bedroom apartment and around 550 euros for a three-bedroom apartment. A four-bedroom apartment and a house usually cost as from 650 euros monthly.
If you opt for room sharing, you will need some 180 euros per month while a studio will cost about 250 euros per month.
If you are already on the spot, you can register with a real estate agency for more chances of finding accommodation as per your criteria. You can also check out accommodation offers on the internet and in classified ads in local newspapers.