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Santiago's best neighbourhoods to live in
Foreigner's favourite spot
Providencia is the most popular commune to live in for foreigners in Santiago. Safe, central, dynamic and cosmopolitan, it’s a great area to meet people and go out. You will find the largest choice of shops, restaurants, bars and nightlife spots. The residential part of Providencia is mostly composed of big upper class houses and new buildings.
A diverse and relaxed lifestyle
Not as “touristic” as Providencia, foreigners love Ñuñoa for its relaxed lifestyle. With neighborhoods like Italia or Bellas artes, the commune is appreciated for its diversity. This middle class residential zone is a mix of nice houses, international restaurants, museums and parks. Thus, Ñuñoa is a good place to live in Santiago for students, nomads and young professionals.
The modern high-class district
Las Condes is like a city within the city. Its huge shopping centers and nice restaurants make it a very dynamic commune. Because it’s the most modern area of Santiago, the housing options are more high-class. You will mainly find new buildings with lots of amenities like pools, gyms and barbecue areas. It is thus a great place to live for young professionals and nomads.
How to find an accommodation to rent in Santiago?
1. Know what you are looking for
Santiago has a lot to offer. Before searching, know your budget and the neighbourhoods that correspond to your needs. You should try to live close to your university/office to save money and time on transportation.
For example, do you like to party or prefer a quieter area? It should influence your decision. Regardless, all the options above are good choices.
Once you know what you’re looking for, you can go check different options.
2. Ask your friends & Facebook groups
Do you know someone who has lived in Santiago before? People you know are the most reliable source of information in that case. So ask them for the contact information of their house and they can tell you their firsthand experience with the house.
Also, you can look for Facebook groups or search for ‘Rooms Santiago’ or similar terms and you will find several options of accommodation to rent in Santiago. But be careful when making a payment in advance, every year there are numerous scams.
You can also come and sleep for a week in a hostel to discover options in person. We’ll be here to help!
3. Search with VICO
VICO = Shared Housing (VIviendas COmpartidas). It’s a shared house or apartment. They are multicultural residences with shared common spaces such as a kitchen and living room. VICOs are close to strategic points. They are places to find a new family abroad. So they are ideal for foreigners looking for a friendly atmosphere.
Search on our platform getvico.com or give us your contact details and we will get in touch with several good options for you. We personally visit each of these VICOs, take pictures and collect information about the accommodation to ensure quality and safety.
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