A real estate investment is a project that requires significant preparation in order to limit the risks and increase the return on investment. Many factors must be taken into account, such as the neighbourhood, the view, the presence of a terrace or the floor. Firstly, we will talk about the neighbourhoods in Barcelona and their characteristics.
The “Gotico” and “Born” neighbourhoods are part of the “Ciutat Vella” (the old town). In the centre of the city and close to all the activities, these areas attract expats and tourists. A flat in this part of the city is very low-risk and has a good return on investment. El Gotico offers its inhabitants a good place to live, with its unique architecture, renowned gastronomy and small streets. The Born district is a lively area with a large number of expatriates and popular for tourists.It is a pedestrianised area known for its authenticity and international dimension.
The Raval is the third district that belongs to the Ciutat Vella. A district in the heart of Barcelona which is a very cosmopolitan area.The investment is riskier than in the Gotico and the Born areas . The most interesting thing about this district is to rent for short periods.
“La Barceloneta” is a very attractive area in Barcelona due to its proximity to the city center and the beach. It represents one of the areas of Barcelona with the highest price per square metre. Short and long term rentals are very interesting.
Located on the seafront, this former fishermen’s quarter is now a popular area with a lively nightlife. It is only a few steps from the beach and only 15 minutes from LA Rambla.It is pleasant to walk through its narrow streets and feel like in a village, to discover its typical facades, to eat tapas and paellas in its small and not very expensive bars.
“Gracia is a district that is developing a lot. Indeed, it attracts a lot of people because of its pleasant atmosphere. It is a neighbourhood with a Catalan identity, a little far from the touristy areas of Barcelona. Family friendly, well connected and with a lot of green spaces, the Gracia neighbourhood represents a very interesting investment.The district is quite cosmopolitan and with an international identity.
The Eixample is a neighbourhood in full development. “Eixample izquierda” is a neighbourhood with many new renovated flats. Flats with many rooms are interesting to rent individually.It’s really good to live in the Eixample.Then, In “Eixample derecha” flats are less expensive than in the more upmarket areas such as Sarria Sant Gersavi or also Sagrada district. Therefore, you need a flat with a terrace or a balcony to stand out.
“Horta-Guinardo” is a neighbourhood in the mountains of Barcelona. Prices are likely to rise in the next few years. It represents a riskier investment but can be more rewarding.
“Pedralbes” and “Sarrià-Sant Gervasi” are also neighbourhoods in the same chain of mountains.Moreover, they are considered to be residencia exclusive areas, price are higher than other districts. Investissement is safer but profitability maybe not that high.Rentals are generally long term in these areas.
Poblenou is one of the best neighbourhoods to be completely rehabilitated, this former industrial area is now a modern neighbourhood: some buildings like the Agbar Tower or the Diagonal Mar shopping centre bring a certain modernity to the area. The old factories have been replaced by beautiful lofts, art galleries and agencies. Poblenou is therefore the area that is most suitable for family life because of its peace and quiet and its proximity to the many beaches.
The Corts district is home to two university campuses and Barcelona’s business centre, giving it a diverse community of families, students and young professionals.
This diagrams shows the repartition of sales in 2020 according to the differents districts