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Close to work, nice neighbhorood: Where? What to look for?

Hi everybody! I will be moving to Brussels for work and I am starting to look for an apartment.

Ideally I was thinking about:
- Apartment (no studio)
- 40-80 square meters
- 2 rooms (1 bedroom, 1 living room/dining room/lounge)
- 700-1000 euros a month all inclusive

To stay relatively close to work (30 mins walking maximum) I looked at these neighborhood and streets:
Flagey/Etangs d'Ixelles
- Rue des Liegeois
- Rue Antoine Labarre
- Rue Guillaume Stocq
- Square Adolphe Sax
- Rue des Champs Elysées

ULB/XL cemetery
- Rue Emile Banning
- BLD Général Jacques

Châtelain
- Rue du Page
- Rue Emile Bouilliot

Porte de Namur
- Square du Bastion
- Rue de Londres

Louise/Place Stéphanie
- Rue de la Bonté
- Rue du Bosquet
- Rue de Stassart
- Rue des Drapiers

Europe quarter/Schuman
- Rue Goffart
- Rue Peter Benoît
- Rue du Trône
- Rue de l'Orient
- Place Jourdan

What do you think?
Would you suggest me to avoid or prefer any of these?
Do you think I should change any of my searching criteria?

Thanks a lot in advance to everyone who'll be so kind to help!
D.

I have already witnessed with my own eyes a guy getting mugged at Flagey, and in the same week the house of a friend getting robbed there (actually the whole building was robbed, ridiculous!). Just letting you know.

In your budget, you can easily afford a flat from 70-95 meter square (and even more than 1 bedroom). So I wouldn't say you necessarily have to settle for something as small as 40 meter square (it can be tiny if you have company over :)

If you are moving for more than a year's duration and on a more permanent tune, it really pays off to spend good time in finding an apartment that suits your needs. My need was for example to have a closed kitchen (and isolated kitchen) because I love cooking, especially Indian food and my husband would pass out from all the spices tempering :D

Welcome and wish you all the best on your new move!

Thank you very much nailpainter!
Do you know (more or less) which are the streets to avoid close to Flagey?

The places I found are in these streets:
- Rue des Liegeois
- Rue Antoine Labarre
- Rue Guillaume Stocq
- Square Adolphe Sax
- Rue des Champs Elysées

Do you think I should specifically avoid any (or all) of those?

Thanks for the tips about the house. I will try to choose a house as big as possible, but I can compromise down to a 40-50sqm (if organized well)

Do you have any website/agency to suggest?

Thanks!
D.

Hi Washakie,

Concerning your search, I suggest you to look in the Housing in Brussels. You may also post your ad and the details for your search. This section may be helpful to you as well.

Regards,
Naomi

Washakie :

Thank you very much nailpainter!
Do you know (more or less) which are the streets to avoid close to Flagey?

The places I found are in these streets:
- Rue des Liegeois
- Rue Antoine Labarre
- Rue Guillaume Stocq
- Square Adolphe Sax
- Rue des Champs Elysées

Do you think I should specifically avoid any (or all) of those?

Thanks for the tips about the house. I will try to choose a house as big as possible, but I can compromise down to a 40-50sqm (if organized well)

Do you have any website/agency to suggest?

Thanks!
D.

Website: immoweb.be is the best from my experience so far !

Hi
I moved to Brussels a year ago.
There are 2 sides to the city: with a car and without one.
If you have a car, you re better off in the North West (Woluwe Saint Pierre, Rodebeck, Tervuren)
Traffic jams are a constant.
You waste a lot of time.
Tube and trams are excellent.
Where is your job located?
Be well.

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