Perle Rare has finalised 13 flat purchases in this arrondissement since 2005. High-quality apartments in this neighbourhood go for €8 to €10,000/m² (excluding notary fees), while the official average price is €6,910/m².*
In the north-east of the capital, the vast 19th arrondissement was once farmland, then a hub of industry in the 19th century, and now home to concert halls, parks and offices. The traces of this history are still visible today. Popular and dynamic, this is Paris’s fastest-growing arrondissement in terms of population – proof of how attractive this part of the city has become!
– Flandre – Aubervilliers
– Porte de la Villette
– La Villette – Porte de Pantin
– Secrétan – Jaurès
– Bassin de la Villette
– Place des Fêtes
– Buttes Chaumont
– Bas Belleville
– Porte des Lilas
A young, dynamic neighbourhood
With over 35% social housing, the 19th arrondissement is one of the few parts of central Paris still accessible to those on middle incomes. This affordability makes the area popular with families, along with the high concentration of schools – it has 36 nursery schools and 34 primary schools (many of them on Rue Eugénie Cotton and Rue de la Villette), catering for over 15,000 pupils. The arrondissement also has 14 middle schools and 9 high schools. Parents also love walking through the arrondissement’s large number of parks and gardens, which are among the largest in the city. The Parc de la Villette (Avenue Jean-Jaurès) boasts no fewer than 55 hectares of lawns, paths and playgrounds for cycling, running or an afternoon stroll with the kids. Paris’s third-largest park, the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont (between Rue Simon-Bolivar and Rue Botzaris) is a dreamily romantic place, with its ornamental temple on the lake, its caves and its artificial waterfalls.
Culture for all
Residents of the 19th arrondissement are proud of the fact that, in their neighbourhood, culture really is accessible to all. The Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie, in the Parc de la Villette, is a perfect example. With its many activities for kids, its permanent exhibitions and its special shows, this science museum has become a firm favourite with local people. The same goes for the Géode cinema and the Argonaute, the latter a submarine which is open to the public and fascinates kids and adults alike. The Cité de la Musique has also proved to be a big hit, with a huge array of events and performances celebrating music in all its forms, from the latest pop to the most arcane specialist genres. And don’t forget the Zenith concert hall in the Parc de la Villette, which hosts concerts by the biggest French and international artists all year round.
A lively neighbourhood
And while the unemployment rate here is slightly higher than elsewhere in the capital, the 19th remains a highly active part of Paris. There is also a large student population, with the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris-Belleville on Boulevard de la Villette, as well as Sup de Pub on Quai de la Seine. The arrondissement’s two large hospitals – Hôpital Robert-Debré on Boulevard Sérurier and Hôpital Adolphe-de-Rothschild on Rue Manin – are among the biggest employers in this part of the city, along with the HQ of a leading tour operator on Rue de Cambrai. The arrondissement also offers excellent travel links, connected as it is to Métro lines 2, 5, 7, 7Bis and 11.
Concert halls, footpaths along the canals, bustling avenues: residents of the 19th arrondissement never tire of singing its praises.
* Source: Chambre des Notaires – 1st quarter of 2017. These are “net vendor” prices and not market prices (which are generally 4% higher)