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Budapest District Description

Central Districts Of Budapest

 

District I - district 1 includes the northern side 
of Gellert hill (Gellérthegy), Krisztinaváros, 
Naphegy, Tabán, Vár (Castle), Váralja, 
Vérmező and Viziváros.

District 1
is a small area in central Buda (the western side), including the historic Buda Castle. This is, therefore, the so called "Castle District", as most of it is taken up by the enormous hill with the castle and Matthias Church (Mátyás templom) perched on top. There are side streets on the Buda Castle, like the environs of Clark Ádám téror Attila út. 
Basically, most of district I is hilly, green and cobblestoney.

Advantages: include lovely views, beautiful 
many-storied houses at funny angles, and 
proximity to the river and downtown.
 

Districts I and II, Budapest

Recommended International School:
GGIS
Szilágyi Erzsébet fasor 22/b.
1125 Budapest

Nearby Shopping Center:
Mammut
Lövöház út 2. 1024 Budapest
 
 

District II

District 2 is in Buda again, in the northwest.


City parts: Adyliget, Budaliget, Erzsébetliget, Felhéviz, Ferenchalom, Gercse, Hársakalja, Hűvösvölgy, Kővár, Kurucles, Látó hegy, Lipótmező, Máriaremete, Nyék, Pálvölgy, Pasarét, Pesthidegkút, Petneházirét, Remetekertváros, Rézmál, Rózsadomb, 
Szemlőhegy, Széphalom, Szépilona, 
Szépjuhászné, Szépvölgy, Törökvész, 
Vérhalom and Zöldmál

Families love district 2, as many houses are private and even have yards and parks 
around. There is a definite minimum of riff-raff and low-life bard here. District 2 is home to Rózsadomb (means Rose hill), with many gorgeous, high-rent places; not just trendy, but prestigious.

Advantages: quiet and green, fresh air, close to many private schools. Close to Castle and Moszkva tér (Metro line).
 

Districts I and II, Budapest

Recommended International School:
GGIS
Szilágyi Erzsébet fasor 22/b.
1125 Budapest

Nearby Shopping Center:
Mammut
Lövöház út 2. 1024 Budapest

 

District V - Belváros (Inner City - Downtown)

Downtown! District 5 is located in the 
absolute center of Pest. This is the place to have a swingin' bachelor pad a hop, skip and jump away from work, banks, restaurants, bars...  District 5 includes the Parliament Buildings and many Ministries that make up Hungary’s Administration, and  it is also the main financial district of Budapest.

The area just south of the Körút is 
surprisingly residential and quiet until you hit the banking neighborhood south of 
Szabadság tér.  A wide array of shops and 
restaurants also exist in District 5, which is 
considered a safe investment district and 
provides a good dwelling location for single businessmen. Unrenovated classic 
apartments can still be purchased and 
converted into attractive rental properties for the business and foreign communities living here. Capital appreciation is relatively stronger as the number of properties available in this district is limited, with the most exclusive properties overlooking the Danube river.

Advantages: the city right outside your 
window; some buildings come complete with bullet-holes left over from the last revolution.

District V and VI, Budapest

Recommended International School:
GGIS
Szilágyi Erzsébet fasor 22/b.
1125 Budapest

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Nearby Shopping Center:
West-End City Center
Váci út 1-3, 1062 Budapest

 

District VI - Terézváros

District 6 is the cultural center of Budapest. 
Andrassy ut is the city’s most beautiful 
boulevard, also known as the “Champs 
Elysee of Budapest” and leads to the Opera 
House and Liszt Music Academy. Andrassy is 
crossed by the “Broadway of Budapest”, 
Nagymezo utca. This social hot spot is host 
to numerous outdoor cafes and bars that spill 
on to the pavement in the height of Summer.

Properties is classic buildings anywhere 
near the Opera, Oktogon Andrassy or 
Városliget (City Park) are stylish and sound 
investments; but get towards the side streetsand basically you are living in a budget, no-frills flat across the street from a lo-life bar 
(borozó) filled with working joes playing slot machines.

Advantages: good public transportation, proximity to all forms of entertainment, from City Park to the Opera.
 

District V and VI, Budapest

Recommended International School:
GGIS
Szilágyi Erzsébet fasor 22/b.
1125 Budapest

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Nearby Shopping Center:
West-End City Center
Váci út 1-3, 1062 Budapest
 

District VII - Erzsébetváros

Quite a grab bag. Erzsébetváros is 
surrounded by Károly körút, Király utca and 
Rákóczi út. District 7 is a center of Jewish 
Budapest. It has got it all, from the synagogue 
neighborhood at one end, chockfull of 
hopping clubs and music venues, and then streching across the Körút up to Városliget (City Park).

The historic, Jewish quarter of Budapest 
contains several synagogues, bakeries, 
restaurants and hotels. Located close to the City Center, the part of the district within the Ring-road (Erzsébet körút) is considered a prosperous investment location. You can currently rent to students of the Veterinary University or the Medical University. Királyutca, the border street with district VI is colorful, filled with discount shops. The area near Keleti train station is dodgy, filled with shady characters. Almássy tér and its environs definitely has a multi-cultural feel to 
it; and near Bajza utca and Városligeti fasor, you will find diplomatic mansions and carefully manicured gardens.

Advantages: central location, lower prices, 
many forms of transportation.

 

District VII and VIII, Budapest

Recommended International School:
GGIS
Szilágyi Erzsébet fasor 22/b.
1125 Budapest

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Nearby Shopping Center:
West-End City Center
Váci út 1-3, 1062 Budapest
 
 

District VIII - Józsefváros

The up and coming part of Downtown Budapest. 
Very nice in the area near the national Museum(Nemzeti Múzeum), with park and street renovations improving the 
face of the neighborhood. The beautiful 
buildings reflect the fact that there used to be 
a time when the well-to-do lived here. The government is spending substantial amounts on restoration and rehabilitation. 

Advantages: buy a flat here, and when they finish cleaning up the neighborhood in a few years' time, you will make a nice profit.
 

District VII and VIII, Budapest

Recommended International School:
GGIS
Szilágyi Erzsébet fasor 22/b.
1125 Budapest

Other International Schools >>>

Nearby Shopping Center:
West-End City Center
Váci út 1-3, 1062 Budapest
 
 

District IX - Ferencváros

Nice area with new luxurious riverside 
apartments, and still grubby edges. The 
corner closest to the city center of this district 
has recently become an ‘up-and-coming’ 
area with trendy bars and cafés. The local 
municipality is investing large amounts into 
new developments within district 9.

New developments near the pedestrian 
streets (Raday street and its neighborhood) 
are most recommended for investors.

District 9 is one o the new hip spots in the city 
for young people buying their first flat. Not 
exactly a family neighborhood, but rather filled 
with trendy bars, new restaurants, new 
apartment buildings that sprang up virtually 
overnight - cool looking in color and design, 
but structurally some of better built than 
others. If looking at a flat in a new building, 
make sure to get it inspected carefully before 
making a commitment. Buying off plan? I 
wouldn't.

Advantages: quickly developing 
neighborhood, more works planned including 
parking garages and pedestrian streets.
 

District IX, Budapest

Recommended International School:
GGIS
Szilágyi Erzsébet fasor 22/b.
1125 Budapest

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Nearby Shopping Center:
Lurdi Ház
Könyves Kálmán krt 12-14, 1097 
Budapest
 
 

District XIII - Újlipótváros, Angyalföld

Just north of Szent István Körút is Újlipótváros, 
a nice neighborhood wedged between Nyugatiand the river. Not too busy and not too dull, it may be one of the best parts of the Pest side that can still be called downtown. Quite clean and well kept, Szent István park was just 
reworked to make a beautiful walkway 
alongside the river in view of Margit Island. 
Safe at night, too.

North of that is Angyalföld (angel land) a bit 
seedier, more working class - and Duna 
Plaza shopping mall. A little far out and not so 
great - better to stick to south of the Árpád 
bridge.

Advantages: good location, nice people, clean 
and safe.