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Housing / Renting, user’s guide

The Luxembourg rental market is rather limited so it is better to start your search for accommodation as soon as possible. Rent in Luxembourg-City, as in all capital cities, is expensive.

For a family or a single person, Limpertsberg, Merl-Belair and Hollerich (top part) are nice, quiet and have a very good bus service. They are also practical when it comes to choosing a Luxembourgish or foreign school.
The French School and the Vauban secondary school are in Limpertsberg. Many Luxembourgish secondary schools and the International School (ISL) are located in Merl. Gasperich and Bonnevoie are also nice areas, a little less central, but have plenty of corner shops.

If you work for the European institutions, Kirchberg, Weimershof and Neudorf are residential areas which are quiet and close to the Institutions. The European School I is in Kirchberg and Notre-Dame St Sophie is in Weimershof. Two other residential areas, very popular but a bit further from the center, are Cents and Hamm. The English school, St. George’s, is in Hamm.

The most expensive areas are the upper part of town, Limpertsberg, Belair, Merl, Kirchberg and Weimershof.

The most affordable residential areas, in terms of rent, are the station area (except bd Pétrusse), Hollerich (close to Gasperich), South Bonnevoie, Cessange, Mühlenbach, Eich and Weimerskirch.

The Station area, Clausen and South Bonnevoie are the most animated areas.

The upper part of town, Clausen, the Grund and Pfaffenthal have the oldest architecture (pedestrian areas and historical quarter). These areas are quite beautiful but it is difficult to park.

Outside Luxembourg-City, many communes are lovely areas to live without being too far away (between 10 and 20 minutes by car): Howald, Hesperange, Strassen, Bertrange, Mamer, Bridel, Bereldange and Walferdange. The European School II is in Mamer.

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