Buying property in the Sarrià – Sant Gervasi district of Barcelona

barcelona bonanova horacio villaThis district is one of Barcelona’s most exclusive residential areas, and is 10 minutes by car from the centre of town.

Some of Barcelona’s best hospitals / clinics and schools are located in or near this district. Children can walk to school, which makes it popular with affluent local families looking for property for sale in Barcelona.

In the streets above Bonanova you can find individual houses and semi-detached properties. This is one of the closest areas to the centre of town where you can buy these kinds of properties, and a nice mixture of architecture. The high price of these properties reflects this fact.

In contrast to the affluent neighbouring district of Pedralbes, this area has a great community feel to it, with plenty of shops, bars and restaurants within walking distance. It is also well communicated with the centre of town by bus and metro. The Sarrià part of the district is especially attractive with a charming Spanish village feel to it.

This area is perfect for comfortable living in pleasant, easygoing surroundings whilst only being a short taxi ride from the centre of town. It is also the perfect district for renting property on a short-term basis to MBA students at nearby business schools such as IESE and ESADE. MBA students tend to be affluent and well behaved tenants. This is a potentially profitable rental niche that is largely overlooked.