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Peaceful Residential Areas in the City of Madrid

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Written by Daniella

It can sometimes be complicated to find a bit of tranquillity in Madrid, as the Spanish capital is a very complete city. That’s why it might surprise you that it is possible to live in a quiet, residential area in the city.

Many people live stressful lives nowadays, and at the end of their working day, they prefer living in a quiet area with little traffic, where they can visit a park for walking, doing some sports or playing with their pet.

Madrid has a few neighbourhoods where you can relax and live peacefully, without having to give up the big city and all its facilities. So today, this article by ShMadrid will tell you more about where you can find these places.

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Enjoy tranquillity in the capital

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If you are looking for a quiet area, that has easy access to the centre, good connections and plenty of services, then the neighbourhood of Moncloa-Aravaca is perfect. Many people who want to move to a residential zone of the city, still look for services and parks. They want to go out for a stroll with the family or their pet, do their favourite sport outdoors, or go for a walk in their neighbourhood.

Some of the wealthiest residential areas have parks like: Casa de Campo, Parque Dehesa de la Villa, Parque Agustín Rodríguez Sahagún and Real Club Puerta de Hierro.

Our next recommendation is one of the most interesting areas in the city, and more specifically we are talking about the district of Fuencarral-El Pardo. If there is one thing that characterizes this part of Madrid, it is its surface.

This is the largest district in Madrid, but population density is actually quite low. This is due to extensive areas with parks and gardens. The percentage of built-up area is even less than 50%.

Some of the most popular neighbourhoods within the district of Fuencarral-El Pardo are: the neighbourhoods of Pilar, Mirasierra and El Goloso.

If you are a student attending the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, the area is perfect, as the university is located within this district.

Besides the university being there, the centre of the city can also be easily reached by public transport, so even if you are at a certain distance from the city centre, you still feel well connected.

Related article: Madrid’s Best Parks with Children

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Sanchinarro is a residential neighbourhood that stands out for its tranquillity, and this neighbourhood is also near to the airport. It is perfectly connected with the rest of the city, and this area is ideal for families, because it has children’s playgrounds and large avenues. Walking is easy here, and there are multiple services to be found. It is a quiet, residential area, perfect for families.

On the other side there is Valdebebas, which is also close to the airport. This urban zone has recently expanded, and Parque Felipe VI is one of its main attractions.

This is, in fact, one of the most popular areas of Madrid at the moment, despite the lack of nearby services and facilities. Valdebebas is a residential area, largely because of its tranquillity.

When you look at safety in general and the arrest statistics in Madrid, the districts of Retiro and Moratalaz are the most peaceful ones in the city. These two neighbourhoods have the least number of arrests, despite the fact that, combined, there are more than 215,000 inhabitants in the two neighbourhoods.

Would you recommend another peaceful and quiet neighbourhood in Madrid?

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Daniella loves to write and translate. Her bucket list is filled with beautiful places she still needs to visit.

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