The most 'premium' areas
Within the 'top ten' of Barcelona's most expensive neighbourhoods, Diagonal Mar has begun competing with the exclusive Zona Alta district. Although there are very few new build properties that go on sale in Pedralbes, they can reach 12,000 € / sqm. The price range in the most modern neighbourhood of the city ranges from 6,500 to 12,000 € / sqm.
Diagonal Mar, which used to be an industrial area and has since been transformed into one of the most premium areas of Barcelona, is highly sought by foreign families from different nationalities such as Russians, French, Bulgarians, Argentines and Americans. These international clients, who account for 60% of purchases, tend to look for spacious, bright, and modern properties with spectacular views within high-end residential complexes.
But foreigners also seek properties in other elegant districts such as Eixample, where the average price has risen to €4,900 / sqm. Last year, more than 30 different nationalities have been interested in modernist apartments and fincas in Eixample and Ciutat Vella, where a greater presence of renovated properties has been observed.
Behind these exclusive areas there are more bohemian neighbourhoods such as Gracia, where demand is focused on lofts and apartments. There is also a characterful area like Les Corts, where the most sought after types of properties are 100-130 sqm houses with garden. The average prices in both districts are around 4,100 euros / sqm and these are in line with those recorded in Font d'en Fargues.