I will move to Luxembourg, which district to choose?
For a family or a single person, Limpertsberg, Merl or 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.
Gasperich and Bonnevoie are also nice areas, a little less central, but have plenty of corner shops.
Two other residential areas, very popular but a bit further from the center, are Cents and Hamm.
Choice of district according to schools:
The French School and the french Vauban secondary school are now in Limpertsberg but will move to Gasperich in september 2017. Many Luxembourgish secondary schools and the International School of Luxembourg (ISL) are located in Merl.
The European School I is in Kirchberg and the European School II in Mamer. The affectation in one or the other depends on your language and nationality.
The luxembourgish and french school Notre-Dame Sainte Sophie is in Weimershof.
The english school, St. George’s International, is in Hamm.
If you work for the European institutions, Kirchberg, Weimershof and Neudorf are residential areas which are quiet and close to the Institutions.
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 Gare (except bd Pétrusse), Hollerich (close to Gasperich), South Bonnevoie, Cessange, Mühlenbach, Eich and Weimerskirch.
The station area Gare, Clausen in the evenings 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.
Beware, however, of the noise of planes above some streets in the sectors of Bonnevoie, Hamm and Cents.
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, Sandweiler and Niederanven.
For more information on the 24 districts of Luxembourg, please follow this link.