Where to live in Prague?

Every time you visit a new country, there is a couple of things you need to arrange quickly. Accommodation is one of them. Whether you’re planning to move to Prague or you have already come and are looking for a place to stay, here is our list of the five best districts for expats and digital nomads to live in.

A guide to the best neighbourhoods in Prague

First, let us show you how to get oriented in the city’s areas. Prague is divided into 22 neighborhoods. Prague 1 is the very center, while Prague 22 is basically the outskirts. The parts are numbered as if in a circle or a spiral. There are also some quarters that don’t carry a number but an independent name, such as Troja, Zbraslav, Klanovice, and many more. 

You always have to consider various sorts of factors when choosing a place to stay according to your needs, such as price, proximity to the center, services, sports, and other leisure activities. We have prepared a selection of the five best neighborhoods in Prague that don’t lack any of these.

Mala Strana – Prague 1

Also known as the Lesser Town, Mala Strana is situated on the left bank of the Vltava River. Even though it’s still a rather touristic part of Prague, it’s also inhabited by both expats and locals.

From there, you can easily access Prague Castle or Petrin Hill, relax in Kampa, or eat out in some of the many local pubs, restaurants, and cafes. There are also several grocery shops, as well as a good connection to public transport.

Vinohrady – Prague 2

From all of the districts in Prague, Vinohrady is probably the most popular one, especially among young professionals and expats, even though the rent there is a bit higher.

It’s very near the city center, yet quiet. It’s full of quaint restaurants, bars, and cafes, as well as local shops and farmers’ markets. You won’t lack greenery there either, as Riegrovy sady, Folimanka, and Grebovka parks are nearby for you to enjoy a jog, stroll, or a summer picnic (check out our article “Best Parks in Prague”)

Zizkov – Prague 3

Bordering the upscale Vinohrady, the rather quirky Zizkov is equally popular, if not even trendier. It’s renowned for its numerous pubs, bars, and rich nightlife. Western Zizkov is just a stone’s throw away from Wenceslas Square and the National Museum, making it a walking distance from the Old Town. What’s more, one can live in Zizkov for cheap (sometimes).

It will suit night owls and those looking for the ultimate underground experience and a sort of alternative scene.

Holesovice – Prague 7

Conveniently located just across the river from the Old Town and home to a vibrant infrastructure of galleries and culinary highlights, Holesovice has become the hipster part of the city in recent years. In fact, it is also considered one of the ten coolest neighborhoods of Europe.

Loved by many for Letna Hill and Stromovka Park, it is surely a great option for those who like to spend time outside while being close to the city center. Rent there is affordable too. One simply can’t go wrong with Holesovice.

Dejvice – Prague 6

Are you an expat who has arrived with a family? In that case, Dejvice is a perfect option for you. Set just beside Letna, this district is close to the rest of Prague while offering lower rental prices, as well as many schools and parks nearby.

If you travel often, you will appreciate the easy connection to Prague airport.

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Have you picked your favorite? Looking to live in a different location in Prague? Don’t hesitate to contact us via email, WhatsApp, or come to one of our meetups. We will happily guide you through all the available options.

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