Neighborhood Residence selection Expat pop. Relative cost Commute to centre Privacy/low noise Restaurants Bars / night life Shopping
Mitte: Moabit Quiet on the river, and many buildings, but beautiful views Mixed High excellent excellent excellent good excellent
Pankow: Penzlauer Berg Chic, fully-fitted, well-renovated apartments in a lively, artistic neighborhood Many expats Mid- range good neutral excellent excellent excellent
Charlottenburg & Wilmersdorf High-end housings; diplomats live here and there are lots of families Many expats High good good good weak good
Steglitz-Zehlendorf: Steglitz High-end housing in excellent repair, quick transit connections to the city centre, quiet Mixed High neutral excellent neutral weak good
Tempelhof, Schoneberg, Mariendorf End of the subway line, and has single-family homes and duplexes, all brand new and very affordable Mixed Mid to low weak excellent weak weak neutral
Steglitz-Zehlendorf: Dahlem Much like a village, many gorgeous houses; a bit far but good for the US consulate and faculty of the university Many expats Mid- range weak excellent weak good neutral
Mitte: Tiergarten Elegant apartments, but the downside is being close to the zoo, which smells in summer Mixed High excellent good good good excellent
Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Not as glamorous as Prenzlauer Berg, but rent is cheaper and the apartments often boast enormous rooms. Vibrant and buzzing nightlife scene. Mixed Mid- range good neutral good excellent excellent
Spandau Not many expats choose to live in Spandau, but it does offer cheap rent, large apartmentsand easy access to town via the S-Bahn,. Low Low weak excellent weak weak weak
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Relative proximity to healthcare is similar across the board; proximity to school is dependent on type of school