Do you arrive in Luxembourg and do not know where to live? You already live ther and want to move around, which district to choose?
Your choice of accommodation must be based on several criteria: are you alone or with a family? What is your workplace? Where will your children go to school? Maybe do you prefer the countryside to the city?
Here is an overview of the different districts of the City of Luxembourg, so that you can more easily locate and make your home research according to your criteria of life.
The Limpertsberg, Merl or Belair, Hollerich (upper) districts in Luxembourg-City are elegant, quiet and very well served by buses for a family or a single person moving to Luxembourg or seeking to move to Luxembourg. They are also practical regarding to foreign schools.
Choice of neighborhood according to schools
The French and Luxembourgish school Notre-Dame Ste Sophie is located in Weimershof, really close to Kirchberg.
Several Luxembourg lycées and the International School of Luxembourg (ISL) are located in Merl.
The European School I is located in Kirchberg. The European School II is located in Mamer, outside the City of Luxembourg. Assignment in one or the other depends on your language and your nationality and of your residential location.
Residential districts in Luxembourg-City
The other residential districts are the districts of Limpertsberg, Merl or Belair, much more international.
More lively and popular neighborhoods
The liveliest areas of Luxembourg are the Gare district, Clausen, especially for evening outings, and Bonnevoie-Sud. The developping neighborhood of Gasperich is also very pleasant but a little less central. They are well supplied in small shops.
The districts with the oldest architecture are the Upper Town or Centre (pedestrian streets with shops and historical district), the Grund, Clausen and Pfaffenthal. These quarters are really full of charm, but it is difficult to park.
The Cloche d’Or district in Howald is a new development area, located 10 km from the city center of Luxembourg and close to the Luxembourg Gasperich and Cessange district. A new lifestyle is expected to emerge in this new district, directly connected to the City Center and the Findel via the tram with 130 convenience stores (including a large shopping center), 6,000 employees working in local businesses and nearly 3,000 students, half of whom attended the Lycée Français Vauban. Nearly 25,000 people are expected to live this neighborhood, under construction from 2025. A TGV station is also planned. Moreover, this district is part of a large ecological program with the next creation of the largest park and green space of Luxembourg.
The price level of real estate in Luxembourg
On average in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the prices announced in Q3 2017 are:
- 818.250 euros for a house for sale and 2.822 euros average for rent
- 514.716 euros for an apartment for sale and 1.469 euros average for rent.
Average prices per square meter over the 2016-2017 period are as follows:
- 7 963 € / m² in the City of Luxembourg against 5 678 € / m² in the Grand Duchy for an apartment
- € 6,467 / m² for a house in Luxembourg City and € 4,162 / m² for the Grand Duchy.
Beware, however, of the noise of planes on certain parts of the Bonnevoie, Hamm and Cents sectors.
To know more about the 24 districts of Luxembourg (photos, specificities, …), see the “Luxembourg by neighborhoods” section!
Each disctrict of Luxembourg has its own specificities, visit them to compare them. You will inevitably find one in which you can feel fine.
Outside Luxembourg City, several neighboring towns are very pleasant to live without being too far away (between 10 and 20 minutes by car): Howald, Hesperange, Strassen, Bertrange, Mamer, Bridel, Bereldange and Walferdange, as well as Niederanven and Sandweiler.