Where to live in Buenos Aires?
What better way can a residential real estate agent truly know and understand the different neighborhoods they sell properties in than to actually live there? And that is exactly what I did. Lived in 6 different locations throughout downtown Buenos Aires.
As my husband and I were recent “empty-nesters”, we felt the need to downsize our home and improve our quality of life by moving closer to work. That meant leaving the suburbs for the city, a monumental life style change.
We decided the best way to know where you want to live is to live it, breathe it, shop in it and commute from it. With that said, we stored our belongings in a reputable moving company and decided to rent temporary furnished apartments for 3-6 months at a time in 4 different neighborhoods.
Imagine living in Puerto Madero, Recoleta, Retiro and San Telmo. What better way to know if you like the supermarkets, the commute to the office, the restaurants near your home and the service industries available for repairs, etc. From this “living experiment” we learned exactly what we wanted in our next home. How many square meters did we need to live comfortably? What kind of floor plan worked best? What kind of commute did we have? What kind of style suits our taste? Modern and sleek like Puerto Madero? Bohemian style like San Telmo? French & Italian Neoclassical like Recoleta and Microcentro or Retiro? Did we want to live on a lower or higher floor? What kind of sunlight was available? How important was access to a balcony? Swimming pool? Parking? What kind of green space was in the area? What kind of heating was best?
Interestingly enough, since then others have tried the “living experiment” before renting and buying real estate…and felt all that much more confident in making one of life’s biggest decisions….where you call home.
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