Best Family Friendly Safe Neighborhoods Medellin Colombia

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November 2, 2017

best family friendly safe neighborhoods Medellin Colombia

Best Family Friendly Safe Neighborhoods Medellin Colombia

Best Family Friendly Safe Neighborhoods Medellin Colombia. An important question for many expats is where to live. Finding the best place to live is not always easy.

This is a short introduction to the best family friendly safe neighborhoods Medellin Colombia. After deciding on your ideal neighborhood, the difficult process to rent begins. Click this link for help with that daunting task.

Poblado neighborhood

The top neighborhood in Medellin is by far Poblado neighborhood. Commonly referred to as El Poblado. Within Poblado you will find the best Medellin apartments and houses.

Poblado neighborhood was once farm land and weekend vacation homes for the wealthy paisas. Today it is the financial hub of the city. All of the financial institutions are found in the Poblado neighborhood.

International hotels, luxury shops, fine dining, bars and nightlife are easily found in the Poblado neighborhood. However, Poblado also offers the best high end housing in the city.

For years Poblado has been the go to neighborhood for tourist, expats, Medellin upper middle class and the extremely wealthy. The streets are clean and safe. Poblado tops the best family friendly safe neighborhoods Medellin Colombia list for 2017.

Best areas within Poblado to live are Balsos, Provenza and Palmas. Furthermore, you want to avoid living in Parque Lleras.

Laureles neighborhood

Considered the second best neighborhood in Medellin. Laureles is on the other side of the Medellin river. It is less commercial. However, you will find many financial institutions in the neighborhood. Housing is more affordable than Poblado.

Within Laureles you will find the soccer stadium. Furthermore, Laureles offers many parks and places for outdoor recreational activities. Something severely lacking in Poblado.

Laureles has less to offer than Poblado in regards to entertainment. However, many Poblado restaurants have opened locations in la calle primavera. Commonly known as Laureles second park.

The streets are quiet in Laureles. But because of it’s large size criminals are able to commit petty crimes and easily escape. However, the neighborhood is relatively safe considering it’s size.

Envigado

Although Envigado is a municipality the amount of neighborhoods are too vast to dissect. Furthermore, most of Envigado is really good. Especially the areas near la frontera. Frontera is border area between Poblado (Medellin) and Envigado.

The Envigado area expands almost to the airport. It is very large. The areas you want to avoid are near the University of Envigado. Furthermore, Envigado has many small neighborhoods with great restaurants. We prefer going to Envigado to Laureles.

Envigado is still filled with many green areas. Sporting activities and venues are also in abundance.

Envigado has gone up in prices but it is still very affordable. It easily makes the best family friendly safe neighborhoods Medellin Colombia list 2017.

Best Family Friendly Safe Neighborhoods Medellin Colombia

In conclusion these are the best family friendly safe neighborhoods Medellin Colombia.

  1. Poblado
  2. Laureles
  3. Envigado

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