Prague is a fairly large city, so when you're deciding what area to rent or buy a property in, it can be a bit confusing, especially if you're a new comer to the city. Choosing the right area for your needs is crucial in making your Prague experience as positive as possible.


To help you make that "correct" decision, we've listed two main areas in the city. Thought it's not a complete list, it gives you a good starting point as to what you might be able to consider as being "home."


Prague 1

If you like excitement and the thrill of city life, then this area is for you. You'll experience lots of crowds and action, pretty much wherever you turn.


This area consists of three main divisions: Mala Strana (the Little Quarter), Stare Mesto (or old town) and Nove Mesto (the new section). It includes the historic Jewish Quarter and the Prague Castle area.


Overall, Prague 1 tends to be on the high side for property prices, especially if you need a bigger place for a family. However, if you have the means, it can provide unmatchable scenery of restaurants, shops and old world charm, right at your doorstep.


Prague 2

Whereas Prague 1 has a true mix of residential and commercial offerings, Prague 2 is more residential, but still retains an edgy and somewhat lively side. Prices are still high, however, so if you're sold on this area, then at least try to search around for the best deals.


Here you will find the popular neighborhood of Vinohrady, which is surrounded by a comfortable smattering of shops and restaurants. It's close to public transport so a car is not a must. Another possibility is the Nove Mestro area, or the new part of town.


It's also a highly attractive area, but is a bit more urban than Vinohrady. In fact, it's nicknamed the "Soho of Prague."


Prague 2 also has a lot more greenery than Prague 1, so if you're looking for a mix of urban and suburbia, then Prague 2 is for you. These green areas or mini-parks can be a real lifesaver if you have small kids.


Whatever area you choose, you won't be disappointed

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