Belgrade is divided into 17 boroughs and each of them has something different to offer, depending on what you are looking for, do you have a car, kids and how much money you can pay. Here are some of the best long-term living options for Belgrade:
Dedinje is the most affluent neighborhood in Belgrade, a home to its wealthiest inhabitants (and their lavish villas), some of the most expensive restaurants, as well as a number of diplomatic residences (including the Royal Palace and White Palace). Dedinje is located on the hill overlooking Belgrade, meaning that there is less pollution and more greenery. It is only 10 minutes drive away from the center of the city. Needless to say, you need to pay for what you get, so Dedinje is also the most expensive neighborhood in Belgrade.
New Belgrade, while not being as trendy as Dedinje, is among the best living options for families with kids. It has an abundance of wide boulevards, large, open spaces, parks and playgrounds. Another bonus is that it is close to both rivers, so the air is cleaner than in a lot of other parts of the city. New Belgrade was developed by the communist authorities in the former Yugoslavia, which is the reason why it has a lot of brutalist (Socialist-style) buildings, including the residential blocks.
Dorćol ( its name coming from the Turkish words dort (four) and yol (road), meaning four roads) is the oldest neighborhood in Belgrade, known for its trademark cobbled streets and some of the oldest buildings in the city. It is tucked away and exceptionally quiet, although it is one of Belgrade’s most prominent clubbing districts. Living in Dorćol has that unique charm which can be compared only with living in Montmartre in Paris.
Kosančićev Venac is considered to be the most beautiful neighborhood in Belgrade, right next to Dorćol. It is located halfway between the Old Town and New Belgrade, on what is actually a very long, eponymous, cobbled street, right outside the walls of the Kalemegdan fortress. While it is not known as the clubbing district, it is home to a number of artsy bars and cafés.
Vračar is the smallest neighborhood in Belgrade, but it is among the most densely populated. There is a good reason for this, as Vračar is slowly becoming the city’s financial and real estate center. It can be easily reached by the city’s public transportation, which is great for those who work in the city center. A lot of greenery again and one of the main green markets in Belgrade, where you can get your fruits and vegetables- Kalenić pijaca.
Its most famous landmark is the Temple of Saint Sava, the largest Orthodox temple in the world.
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