Valencia offers all its inhabitants a beautiful landscape, a large population, an enormous historical wealth and the possibility of living in one of the best cities in Spain. In today’s article we want to focus on your best areas to live and the advantages each offers. Thus, depending on your tastes, your company and situation, you will be able to choose one neighbourhood or another to live in Valencia .

We recommend that you take a look at the best options and choose between one area or another.

Barrio del Carmen

We start with Barrio del Carmen. In the middle of Ciutat Vella, it is a very lively neighbourhood, known not only for the beauty of its streets, but also for the number of bars and leisure and cultural activities it breathes on all four sides. It is one of the main walking areas in the capital (with permission from the port area) and is very active socially.

Best areas to live in Valencia

Theatres, concerts and parties of all kinds are held in your with cobblestone streets.

This neighborhood constitutes one of the most appropriate corners to live if you want to be close to the centre but without being overwhelmed, of course, driving through it with the car is difficult, unless when you choose a house you choose it with a parking space. However, with public transport you can get to any corner of the city without having to worry about problems, as the area has several subway stations and bus stops, which facilitate mobility to the population.

The flats in this area are usually somewhat smaller than in other areas, but in exchange you have the advantage of having a large number of leisure and hotel services, and of living next to the most emblematic of the city, such as the Lonja de la Seda, the Cathedral, the Miguelete, the Town Hall or the Palau de la Generalitat.

El Pla del Real

It is undoubtedly one of the most representative and stately districts of Valencia. This is where are located, among other symbols, the Mestalla stadium, the Alameda and its Garden of Turia, the University of Valencia and the beginning of the Avenida de Blasco Ibáñez . Like the Barrio del Carmen area, it has numerous metro stations and bus stops to facilitate communication, although it is a more ‘friendly’ area for the car. Houses are larger and more recent, in many cases.

This is an area where originally resided the kings of Valencia (hence its name) and an ideal place to live that allows you to be in the center of the city without suffering the hustle and bustle of the old town.


Ruzafa is the most fashionable neighbourhood nowadays and, by the way, where the best tapas are served. It is just a few minutes from the centre of Valencia and has emblematic buildings, as well as its own market: El Mercado de Ruzafa.

It is precisely in this district that a large number of the cultural activity and social life, which makes it one of the most modern and representative neighborhoods of Valencia. In addition, it has a wide gastronomic variety that agglutinates the concentration of the best bars and restaurants of the capital of the Turia.

This is a cosmopolitan district where you can find both a neighborhood store of a lifetime and the most innovative and transgressor restaurant in the city. The mix of culture, art and entertainment makes it an area full of personality.

As far as housing is concerned, flirtatious modernist and refurbished studies fill the demand of the most daring to live in an unparalleled neighbourhood. Precious and historic façades hide dwellings totally adapted to the needs of the 21st century and to the most emerging technology.

A peculiar neighborhood, with personality and why not say it, very cool. A neighborhood where to put down roots and to enjoy a pleasant urban environment with good urban services.


Benimaclet is an old village on the outskirts of Valencia, which was absorbed by the city during its territorial expansion, and today is one of the favorite neighborhoods for its inhabitants.

This is a quiet neighborhood, with residential houses and spacious green areas. In addition, due to its proximity to universities, it is one of the preferred neighborhoods for families who have students at home.

Just 15 minutes from the centre, walking or going down to the Benimaclet metro station, you arrive at this beautiful and familiar neighbourhood on the outskirts of Valencia, where there is always a cozy atmosphere and where the relaxed spirit of living outside the city is still latent.

Mejores zonas para vivir en Valencia

In addition, this district constitutes one of the referents of the Valencian cultural agenda with almost 30 sociocultural entities.

The neighborhood itself does not have too many historical monuments, to part of their church, but contain an essence of family life and welcoming of a charming village. Without a doubt, getting lost in the silence of this neighbourhood, in its old houses around its square, is a more than recommendable experience.

El Cabanyal

In this area of Valencia you can find properties for sale and for rent around the Valencia coastline. Despite being an area of contrasts, Valencia’s beach is optimistic about the future and is already home to real luxury houses, flats and apartments, especially those situated on the seafront. La Malvarrosa, one of the most pleasant and comfortable urban beaches, and the spectacular renovation that the port has undergone, especially its marina Marina Real Juan Carlos I, are references of the city.

This old sailor’s quarter is nowadays one of the areas of Valencia that calls every time plus the attention of young families to live in it because of its charm, leisure areas and breathtaking views. A good option, no doubt, to combine city life with the sea.

El Botànic

It is also worth considering the option of living in Valencia in the Botanical area . This neighborhood of Valencia is very close to the center and the Gran Via Fernando el Católico.

It is a good area for living in Valencia as it has excellent communications with the rest of the city. It is ideal if you have children because you will have at your disposal a large number of schools, playgrounds and numerous and varied services. Ideal for families who do not want to travel too much to make daily life.

City of Arts and Sciences

And finally, the zone of the City of Arts and Sciences, located in the district of Cuatre Carreteres, constitutes, without a doubt, the renewed image of Valencia in the last years. From the new cultural and leisure complex that plays the leading role in this area of the capital of the Turia, new, modern and extensive properties emerge that satisfy the demands for comfort of the most demanding inhabitants.

This beautiful area has a great tranquility, to be more away from the center of the city, and with the most modern and innovative aspect in terms of technology and comfort.

With the Hemisféric, the Umbracle , the Príncipe Felipe Science Museum, the Reina Sofía Palace and the Oceanográfic , this Valencia area is one of the best for those lovers of excellent views who want to settle, for example, in one of its luxurious and exclusive penthouses.

In addition, its famous Avenida de Francia has an extensive variety of services, such as restaurants, pubs and shopping centres, make this a fantastic location to live in Valencia.

The surroundings of this large district constitute a special attraction for those who also enjoy sport, as the old Turia riverbed is made up of extensive landscaped areas where you can run, ride a bicycle or simply enjoy a pleasant family walk.

CALLAGHAN Inmobiliaria operates in the best neighbourhoods of Valencia

Now that you know the best areas to live in Valencia , you can visit us in CALLAGHAN Inmobiliaria and we will help you find your ideal flat or house, so that you feel comfortable living in the city.

We are specialists in the sale of properties of form with the most innovative tools. Our mission is to save you time and worries for the search of your new home, that’s why we are committed to meet your selection criteria and help you throughout the process.

We select the properties that best suit your demands, both in our own and external databases; we give you a detailed report of all of them; we organize the visits; we negotiate the best price for you and we help you, if you wish, with the procedures, before, during and after the acquisition of the housing .

If you would like to see our portfolio of real estate in the best areas of Valencia , contact us.

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