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The best neighbourhoods to live in Valencia

Uniplaces Team

Aiora

Cuatre Carreres district is all about spending a good time. The neighbourhood of Aiora is part of the recent rehabilitation of the public space in the city, and is now a place full of cultural and leisure complexes. Cidad De Las Artés Y De Las Ciencias, Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía and Oceanográfico are some of the examples. The area also has a big shopping center, Centre Comercial El Saler, where you will find all you need. The modern properties in this residential neighbourhood have a good natural light and are very spacious and comfortable. From here it is also easy to reach the beach so you can enjoy the Barcelona sunset!

🏘️ The Neighbours:
Students and young workers.

💙 You’ll fall in love with:
With the many activities you can do in this neighbourhood.

📍 Interesting points:
Cidad De Las Artés Y De Las Ciencias is the city’s most recognisable landmark.

🚌 Transportation:
Metro: You have 2 stops (Marítim- Serrería and Metro Ayora)

💶 Average Rent Price: 400€

Benimaclet

Until 1972, Benimaclet used to be a separate town. Nowadays it is the number one choice for many students. The neighbourhood is home to several university buildings and has great transport connections to the city centre. It has a very special history of its own, the town of L’Horta being very, very traditional.
The area offers a wide range of possibilities to anyone who wants to enjoy a fun and charming evening. The main church square is a meeting point for residents and houses several festivities.
From bars like ‘La Gramola’ (Baron San Petrillo No. 9), with a bohemian atmosphere and mojitos at a great price, to terraces tucked into courtyards with original decorations, like ‘Pata Negra’ (Baron de San Petrillo No. 3). If you have not yet savoured a good Valencia orxata, then here you’ll find some of the best around, as Benimaclet is located near the town of Alboraya, where the drink is manufactured. A great choice to try this Valencian delicacy is at the Horchatería Daniel!
Don’t miss out CSOA L’Horta, an occupied traditional house with urban gardens, open for people to go and grow fruits and vegetables, where cultural, social and political events and workshops take place.

🏘️ The neighbours:
Local and foreign students.

💙 You’ll fall in love with:
The cool vibe of the neighbourhood and how you’ll always have different plans!

📍 Interesting points:
If you want to enjoy a beer or a coffee while looking at an exhibition or hearing some live music or poetry, go to the Tulsa Café or Kaf Café.

🚌 Transportation:
Metro: Benimaclet and Machado

💶 Average Rent Price: 396€

El Cabanyal

If you can’t stay away from the sea and you want to be surrounded by many different cultures, you must go to Cabañal. This neighbourhood used to be a fishermen town until it became a district within Valencia city. Then, the neighbourhood deteriorated due to lack of investment of the council, and thanks to the citizens, Cabañal is resisting and growing strong and soulful. Here, you can find La Col.lectiva, a space where weekly workshops are done (yoga, theatre, social integration, handicrafts..) with the aim of creating a cultural network in a neighbourhood with such diversity. Also, for gigs and other scenic arts shows, go to TEM (Teatre el Musical); there’s a great and broad agenda. Eat cheap at Work in Progress for interesting reinvented tapas, live music and shows, or La Paca -right in front of TEM- for traditional Spanish and Valencian food (with its speciality in omelettes, don’t miss out the vegan tortilla!). Finally, go to 27 Amigos for a memorable night with non-commercial music of all genres.

🏘️ The neighbours:
Locals aka passionate El Cabanyal residents, and students.

💙 You’ll fall in love with:
The sea! You’ll have a beautiful view of it anywhere in the neighbourhood.

📍 Interesting points:
Go to Bodega La Pascuala (on Carrer Eugènia Viñes 177) for a Friday lunch when they serve a delicious paella!

🚌 Transportation:
Metro: You have lines 4 and 6 which run through this area.
Buses: 81, 92, 99
You also have a train, C-6.

💶 Average Rent Price: 525

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