Valencia is a big city which is becoming popular for people to move to. Where to live in Valencia largely depends on your own preferences and your budget. Today we offer to your attention 5 neighborhoods that are particularly popular.
Earlier, Ruzafa was a neighborhood most people avoided because it was a poorer and less safe part of town.
Nowadays Ruzafa is a nice area with cute coffee shops, trendy bars, and boutiques.
Ruzafa does have quieter streets but many streets in Ruzafa are full of bars and can get quite noisy on weekends.
Located south of Valencia’s city center, Ruzafa is very close to Valencia’s central train station and a 15-minute walk from the Turia park.
- El Carmen
El Carmen is Valencia’s beautiful historical district, located in the city’s old quarter, the Ciutat Vella. Tourists like this place because of its narrow streets, cool street art, cute boutiques and small bars and restaurants.
If you like historic buildings and easy access to everything Valencia’s city center can offer, then El Carmen is the place for you.
- El Cabanyal
For a while now El Cabanyal has been the up-and-coming neighborhood in Valencia. Prices have gone up and although it is no longer the cheap place to live in Valencia, it is still relatively affordable. If you want to live close to the beach, in a lively and safe area that isn’t too far from the city center then Cabanyal is the place for you.
Benimaclet is close to 2 universities and less expensive than some of the other popular neighborhoods in Valencia, that’s why it attracts a lot of students. At the same time, you find many families here that have lived in Benimaclet for generations and new expat families who made Benimaclet their home and don’t want to leave.
Benimaclet is neither walking distance to the city center nor close to the beach. However, it does have good public transport connecting it to both.
Mestalla is a quieter and more affordable neighborhood in Valencia. Public transport around Mestalla is good which makes it easy to move around the city.
In case you are looking for a more affordable place to live in Valencia and still want to be close to both the city center and the beach, then Mestalla might be a very good place for you.