April 4, 2024

Moving to Luxembourg: the ideal districts and municipalities for newcomers

With the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg ranked in the top 10 countries with the best quality of life, it is one of the most popular places to live and, in particular, to start a family. We have already written about all the reasons why you should come and live here. This time, we’ll help you choose the best place. Will you be going to one of the capital’s 24 districts or one of the 100 more or less rural municipalities?

Vue panoramique du Grund de Luxembourg, Luxembourg ville et le Kirchberg

Luxembourg City, a true capital city lifestyle

Whether you prefer peace and quiet or the bustle of the city, whether or not you drive a car or have a family, you’re sure to find something to meet your needs, or a district to suit your personality.

The best districts for family life

  • Often described as bohemian for its lively and friendly atmosphere, the Bonnevoie district is one of the best choices for young couples and families. Its charm and green spaces give it a village feel, while still being very well served by public transport. There are nurseries, a primary school and the Lycée Technique de Bonnevoie. It is also one of the areas offering the best value for money, with lower rents and purchase prices than in the rest of the capital.
  • The district of Gasperich is pleasant and close to everything. It is home to the Cloche d’Or, Luxembourg’s largest shopping centre. Gasperich is divided into two parts: the old village with its family atmosphere and the new part with its buildings and offices, where the country’s biggest employers are based. We can also find schools and nurseries, as well as the French school and Lycée Vauban.
  • Cessange is a fast-growing neighbourhood with a number of large properties. From Cessange, it is very easy to get to the main roads to Belgium, France and Germany. There is a primary school, play areas, several sports fields and a cultural centre.
  • Regarded as the business district, Kirchberg offers many cultural and residential assets. It hosts the Philharmonie, the national philharmonic concert hall, the MUDAM (Luxembourg Museum of Contemporary Art), as well as important European institutions. In addition, Kirchberg offers numerous housing options, several nurseries and primary schools, as well as the European School and part of the University of Luxembourg.

The best districts for nightlife and entertainment

  • Historic and full of charm, the Clausen district is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its youthful and trendy atmosphere makes it one of the favourite areas for evening entertainment and nightlife.
  • La Ville-Haute is the smallest district in Luxembourg, and mainly consists of shops, luxury boutiques and historic buildings. It’s the perfect place to go for a drink. Thanks to its central location, it has excellent public transport links. Also its pedestrianised streets make it easy to get around on foot.
  • As its name suggests, the Gare district is close to Luxembourg train station. Although it is one of the smallest neighbourhoods, it is also one of the most densely populated. It has a vibrant atmosphere with hotels, restaurants and nightclubs. The Gare district is perhaps the most suitable location for residents without a car.

Living outside the capital

Outside the capital, you may find cheaper housing depending on the municipality. 
If you want to live in a quieter environment while enjoying the benefits of the capital, we recommend these three municipalities, which are close and accessible:

  • Bertrange is less than 15 minutes from Luxembourg, so it is very easy to get to all its shops and facilities. Between city and country, Bertrange is a very pleasant place to live and is ideal for families.
  • Strassen is known for its greenery and thermal baths, and is considered an extension of the capital. It has excellent transport links and allows you to take a quiet break to recharge your batteries. It is one of the busiest municipalities commercially, with a shopping centre offering a range of services.
  • Esch-sur-Alzette is a little further away, but is connected directly to Luxembourg City by the A4. It is the second largest city in the country and is also known as the capital of the Red Lands. It has a full range of educational facilities, as well as numerous shops, restaurants and bars. It was named “European Capital of Culture” in 2022, thanks in particular to its theatre, music conservatory and large concert hall.

Home insurance for owners or tenants

Whether an owner or a tenant, you will need to take out home insurance, both to protect your building, its contents and your family.

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