Choosing an area to live is not always easy: work, transport, budget and schools are the main factors that will guide you. Our experience shows that there is a high concentration of foreign families in the North, West and East of Madrid near the international schools. La Moraleja , El Parque Conde de Orgaz and Aravaca are very popular. As a result, prices in those areas are rather high.
Methods of finding the ideal place to live are quite simple and standard: get an appointment with estate agencies in the areas you have selected and with the ones that have been recommended by your company. Be cautious with these.
Do not limit your research to the “famous” areas. Look at the areas that are nearby.
Around the Parque Conde de Orgaz: Areas like the Piovera, El Nuevo Mundo, Alameda de Osuna or all along Arturo Soria street.
Around la Moraleja: El Encinar de los Reyes is a very new area expanding fast; a little further up the A1, big urban developments such as Santo Domingo, Ciudalcampo, Fuente el Fresno, Club de Campo are very popular and will allow you to live in a big house at a reasonable rent.
Madrid West side: Pozuelo , Las Rosas, Majadahonda, Boadilla del Monte, Aravaca are very popular.
Madrid Centre: Have a look at the charming and very small area called “El Viso”: prices are high but the place deserves its a little green oasis with beautiful houses right in the middle of town. Around Ramon y Cajal, you should also find very nice places to live.