Michele Bachmann once said that it’s tough to find a place not to like in Switzerland, and we wouldn't hesitate to agree. Located in the very heart of Europe, Switzerland is the perfect country for luxury real estate, offering a blend of breathtaking landscapes, exceptional quality of life, economic and political stability, and a cosmopolitan population.
Switzerland is considered one of the safest places in the world and also the fourth best place to live and be happy according to the World Happiness Report 2017. From thick pine forests to snow-topped peaks, crystalline lakes to urban cities, and vineyards a plenty – this country has all. It’s no wonder the market for luxury real estate in Switzerland is booming.
With so many diverse locations to be found, Switzerland is an attractive destination for exclusive properties. Here we take a look at some of the best areas to search for your dream Swiss property.
Location, location, location – our three top picks
Geneva, often referred as “the city of peace”, is an exceptional European city. It is the second largest in Switzerland and packed full of expats enjoying the exclusive Swiss lifestyle. Featuring a stunning lakefront location, it plays host to numerous luxury Switzerland homes with enviable views of crescent-shaped Lake Geneva and the snow-capped peaks of the Alps beyond. Brimming with exclusive shopping outlets and a quaint old town, Geneva is a fine position for luxury real estate in Switzerland.
Lugano, in Canton Ticino is another esteemed location on the Swiss-Italian border bursting with luxury real estate, impressive architecture, a blend of cuisines and Italian inspired culture. Lugano offers potential buyers a multitude of exquisite homes in Switzerland surrounded by alpine landscape and Lake Lugano. There's always something to do in Lugano with a myriad of outdoor activities, cultural events and festivals.
St. Moritz is in high demand with luxury clientele searching for a world-class ski resort as their home in Switzerland. Luxury real estate in this area is designed to exceed expectations and this impeccable villa in Grisons does not fail to disappoint. Tucked away in the midst of the majestic Swiss alpine world, this home has seven individually designed bedrooms and is linked by direct underground access to the world famous 5-star hotel “Grand Hotel Kronenhof”. Offering two duplex living areas, and a blend of modern and old between the two kitchens, this farmhouse from the 16th century has been completely renovated with superb attention to detail. Large windows allow for striking views of the Roseg Valley, while the spacious spa area with Jacuzzi, sauna and fitness facilities provides the ideal way to relax.
With so many luxury properties on offer, it can be hard to narrow down your search. Whether you’re actively on the hunt or simply browsing, Engel & Völkers has a host of superb properties available in Switzerland to turn your dreams into reality.