Berlin was once a divided city, but nowadays that history adds to the charms of this amazing European capital. Berlin is the home of artists, businessmen, and a huge community of foreigners. There is a lot to see and experience, which is why it’s one of the most visited cities in the world. If you want to own real state there, you better have deep pockets, but surprisingly it’s not that expansive compared to other European cities. Here we have a list of the 5 most expansive districts in Berlin.
Steglitz-Zehlendorf – 3 649€ per m2
Steglitz-Zehlendorf is Berlin’s 6th neighborhood, and it’s located in the south western part of the city. It’s a large and green district, mainly populated with two or three story houses. If you want to be away from the city center, but close to the nature and especially the Wannsee, which doubles as a beach, this is the neighborhood for you. Berlin is big and urban, but this area is affluent and residential and calm. A perfect place to live in if you want some piece and quiet, but still want to be a part of the big city.
Pankow – 3 874€ per m2
Pankow is located in the north of the city and was a part of Western Berlin. Nowadays it’s a nice neighborhood where middle and upper-middle class Berliners live. There aren’t many sights to see, but you will have everything you need here. The connection to the rest of the city from here is great, by car or public transport. If you want a real Berlin neighborhood, this is a good place to consider. There aren’t many tourists walking around Pankow.
Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf – 4 111€ per m2
Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf is the 4th district of Berlin and it’s located to the west of the city center. It’s a rather large area that encompass some parts of the city center, as well as some of the wealthiest suburbs of Berlin. If you want a fancy apartment, or a fancy house, this is the district for you. As already mentioned, it’s huge which means that you will find everything here, when it comes to home types. During the time of the Berlin Wall, this was a very central area and some of that prominence is still noticeable today. It’s well worth the high price tag.
Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg – 4 359€ per m2
Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg is the 2nd district of Berlin. It’s a very unique neighborhood that combines the an Western and the Eastern Berlin history. Nowadays, this is the place where many hipsters, artists and counter-culture Berliners live. If you want to visit art galleries, cafes and techno parties, this is the district for you. It is becoming gentrified, which can be good or bad depending on who you ask, but there are still good and relatively inexpensive deals to be found on the real estate market. Certainly, Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg is the coolest neighborhood.
Mitte – 4 688€ per m2
As with most European cities, the city center is the most expansive are. It’s not just a rich people district however. Here you will find many of the tourist attractions that Berlin has to offer, as well as some of the cool bars and clubs. Living here isn’t easy and certainly isn’t for everyone. If you have the money to spend, it’s probably better to consider on the other Berlin districts, as the Mitte is constantly overrun with tourists these days.