Homes and apartments in Eixample and Ciutat Vella for sale and rent - Real Estate Barcelona
Famous for its urban planning by the engineer Ildelfons Cerdà - Eixample is one of those areas of the city that's most admired by tourists as well as one of the highly demanded to live by foreign families because of its proximity to the city centre, and for hosting some of the most representative monuments such as La Pedrera and Casa Batllo.
Located in the heart of Barcelona's Eixample district is one of the most valued among foreign families. It also hosts famous buildings such as La Pedrera and Casa Batllo. The neighbourhood is equipped with wide avenues including the well-known Enrique Granados, Rambla Catalunya and Paseo de Gracia and peaceful green areas such as the gardens of Joan Miró. In the upper class area you can find properties of all prices and sizes, from small studios to 35 m2 floor stately exceeding 500 m2. The farm houses are the most in demand, because of their brightness, views and spaciousness, as well as the high ceiling flats designed by modernists with tiled floors and mosaics in the windows, balconies or facades. The local families that also live in this area highly value the district because of its central location and the excellent range of services and public transport.
The Eixample district is home to the largest commercial and catering offers of the city. In recent years, neighbourhoods such as Sant Antoni have become one of the poles of restoration of the city with proposals like Tickets, brother of Ferran Adrià, among others.
The district has a variety of shops and restaurants. In streets like Paseo de Gracia and Rambla de Catalunya, some of the most exclusive firms of the fashion world are located. It also has an extensive network of schools, such as international business school EADA, and the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, considered one of the leading medical centres in Europe.
Profile of the residents
The Eixample is a residential area inhabited mostly by families of upper middle class. There is also a group of international buyers looking for a second home or an investment in the medium term. The price of real estate in the district has begun to notice a slight increase during recent years.
The district of Ciutat Vella Barcelona houses historical neighbourhoods including Raval, the Gothic, the Borne and Barceloneta seafood. It Presents a wide variety of properties ranging from small apartments reformed from the old textile mills below 1,500 € / m2, restored mansions from the early nineteenth century, and penthouses with sea views that can exceed a million euros. These are highly demanded by international buyers.
The price per square metre varies greatly depending on the neighbourhood in which the property is located. In the Gothic quarter the price stands at €3,100 /m2 in Barceloneta and Borne € 3,250, while in the Raval 2,600 €. The rental market also presents a wide
Profile of residents
The centrality of the district, together with the number of tourist and architectural gems that it houses as well as its extensive commercial network, catering and leisure sector, have made the district of Vellas one of the areas most sought by international customer, while families and locals also spend time in this area of the city. The number of investors and developers who buy flats or old buildings to renovate and re-sell has generated interesting gains. It is one of the districts in which prices have begun to rise slightly in recent months.
The district of Vella has an extensive commercial network, catering and leisure industry. It also features upscale food markets such as the Boquería or Santa Caterina. Another of its most valued points is its proximity to the sea and good public transport connection.