Recently, I have been getting questions from people moving to Madrid with their families. And the questions of parents organizing a move to Madrid are quite different to the questions of expats moving alone or as as couple. To make their search easier and give them a simple and visual guide to decide which neighbourhood would be the best for them, I created this interactive map of family-friendly neighbourhoods:
The best family-friendly neighbourhoods in Madrid have been indicated, with a short description, with also rental prices for those in the center of Madrid where prices are quite uniform.
I advise you do the following:
- Take a look at the map, first to get used to how Madrid is distributed and what are the options.
- Then try and calculate thanks to google how long would it take to go to work and to the very center of Madrid, Puerta del Sol.
- Check if the rental prices comply with your criteria
- Check detailed posts of these neighbourhoods: Salamanca, Retiro, Chamberi. As for the suburbian neighbourhoods, as they are so diverse, do a search on google images and do some google street view to get an idea of what it’s like to live there.
Of course, “your mileage may vary” and this selection is a reduction of reality : it is intended to simplify your search and give you useful tools and insights to feel safer and more confident about your move to Madrid. I know many happy families in other neighbourhoods and if you have any question, do not hesitate to contact us, or get in touch with one of our housing partners (such as Madrid Home Stay,which is also great for individuals and couples).