Where to buy in Lisbon
Best areas in Lisbon – Lisbon property
Lisbon property guide 2018
Buying property in Lisbon in 2018 offers all sorts of exciting opportunities. One of Europe’s lowest crime rates, with a welcoming vibe for all cultures, religions and races. A city with lots of sunshine, mild temperatures, a relaxing lifestyle and a nice pace of life for living and working. Lisbon is now completely under renovation as wealthy Europeans flock to take advantage of the lifestyle Lisbon offers and the favourable tax regime for foreigners. Lisbon’s tourism scene has never been stronger winning best city break awards, and new cruise ship terminals under construction. Many say will Lisbon lose its charm, we say NO. The reason being is the renovation is only improving the city, the stunning buildings get a new lease of life, the government are building more underground parking, and renovating the parks and viewing points. Tons of new exciting restaurants allow you choose your cuisine and price, and the typical neighbourhoods still remain authentic.
A village. It’s the city’s oldest neighbourhoods, found around the castle (Graça) and down the hill towards the river (Alfama). It’s either the most or the least desirable Lisbon neighbourhoods in the city, depending on who you ask.
Pensioners, working-class families that may have lived here for generations since the original fishing community, immigrants and young singles.
It has the charm, the soul, the atmosphere and the small-town quality you dream about. Renovated homes are great deals and many often come with wonderful river views. The best homes are around the cathedral.
Avenidas Novas property
A mixture of beautiful award-winning architecture and unattractive late-20th century office and apartment buildings in long, wide avenues.
Middle class and upper-middle class families.
Most of the apartments are quite spacious. Good shopping and transportation links.
Bairro Alto property
It’s the bohemian nightlife quarter. Down the hill are the small Bica and Santa Catarina neighbourhoods which look and feel indistinguishable from Bairro Alto.
Bohemians, pensioners and immigrants.
It’s right in the center, with access to the most popular restaurants, shops and nightlife.
Best Areas Neighbourhoods in Lisbon
A grid of shopping streets, each one once having its own specialty but now mostly occupied by bank headquarters and tourist shops.
Very few people, but that’s slowly changing due to middle-aged investors.
It’s the heart of the city, apartments can be quite spacious and there are many investment opportunities.
Campo de Ourique property
A lively residential district.
Mostly upper-middle class families and a recent younger middle class.
A variety of shops and a real neighbourhood atmosphere which gives it a good quality of life.
The city’s most sophisticated neighbourhood, known for shopping (now mostly international chains), cafés and theatres.
Upper-middle class and upper-class professionals (yuppies).
Cultural attractions. Good public transportation. Perfect for those with no car. Quality of the renovated buildings.
Príncipe Real Property
A charming residential neighbourhoods with attractive architecture now also known for its sophisticated shops.A good mix of people, of different ages and social status.
Quiet neighbourhood with gardens. Those who wish to be car-free will love to be within walking distance of everything in the center. Good shopping.
Santos is a riverfront neighbourhood known as a small “design district” due to its home décor shops and Lapa is the embassy quarter, home to large mansions.
Middle class in Santos, upper class (“old money”) in Lapa.
Quiet residential area. Condominiums in Lapa are of high standards.