4 of the best residential areas in Madrid

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Madrid is the most populated Spanish city and the third most populated city in the European Union, where you have everything you can imagine at your fingertips. A city that stands out for its residential areas, schools, hospitals, green areas, large avenues, cultural heritage…
This makes it the perfect place to live with numerous housing areas, so in today’s post we will see what it is like to live in Madrid, in the best residential areas of the city.

Residential areas in Madrid Centro:

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Cibeles and Madrid City Hall


  • Chamberí

Chamberí is one of the best places to live in Madrid and also the one with the highest demand for housing. … In addition, it is a central area of Madrid, with a lot of traditional commerce, good communications and interesting neighbourhoods such as Malasaña or Chueca nearby.
One of the most traditional places in the capital with a lot of commercial and entertainment activity.

  • Retiro

Without any doubt, this is one of the most exclusive areas of Madrid, therefore, one of the most demanded.
It is one of the most touristic areas of Madrid, but above all it is distinguished for being the most cultural, as it has some of the most important museums in the capital: the Prado Museum stands out above all, as well as monuments such as the Puerta de Alcalá, the Cibeles…
However, what most identifies this district is the Retiro Park, the largest urban park in the city, the green lung of the central area of the city.

Salamanca district
Perfect distribution and the best communications with the capital. The distribution of the Salamanca neighbourhood is very characteristic, due to its checkerboard shape with perpendicular streets. It is bounded by the Paseo de la Castellana and the Retiro Park. … Living in Salamanca is like living in the centre of the whole of Madrid.
In this neighbourhood you will find the most exclusive shopping establishments and a wide range of services and cultural offerings all around you.

Residential areas in Madrid:

  • Aravaca

Moncloa-Aravaca is a recommended option to find a space within the city with places to enjoy a multitude of green areas where you have the possibility to breathe fresh air, practice sports or go for a walk in the middle of an urban environment.
Leave pollution aside, be able to do sport, walk with your family, proximity to the city and good communication, a great variety of fashionable places, a large number of international schools… an infinity of advantages that this district on the outskirts of the city has to offer.

  • Pozuelo de Alarcón:

Pozuelo de Alarcón is a town located to the west of the capital, within the metropolitan area of Madrid. It is one of the towns with the highest demand for housing in the Madrid region.
It has similar characteristics to Aravaca, which also makes it a perfect option for living.

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Pozuelo de Alarcón
  • Luxury residential areas in Madrid:

The wealthy live together, which is why we will review some of the most posh and exclusive areas in the capital.
It is easy to distinguish these urbanisations, because of the big cars, the numerous security cameras, the large plots where the huge houses are located, in Barbieri we would like to make a ranking of what we think are the most expensive and exclusive neighbourhoods in the city of Madrid, they are:
1) Urbanization La Finca (Pozuelo de Alarcón).
2) Urbanización la Moraleja (Alcobendas)
3) El Viso (Barrio Salamanca)
4) Puerta de Hierro (north-west of the capital)


In Barbieri real estate we offer you properties for families, in Aravaca, Chamberí and Salamanca neighbourhoods. Discover all the available flats in Madrid here.

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