Popular neighbourhoods for buying an apartment in Copenhagen
The Danish capital is a refreshing mix of old and new. All across the city, new developments stand shoulder to shoulder with medieval buildings, modern architecture and charming little residential areas. However, in order to thrive in Copenhagen, you need to know in what part of the city you want to live. Here are some of the most popular neighbourhoods.
Charming Nørrebro is a neighbourhood known for its vibrant and diverse community, thriving arts and cultural scene, and trendy and alternative vibe. Traditionally a working-class neighbourhood, Nørrebro has one of Copenhagen's most multicultural populations. Here you find shawarma kiosks and small Middle Eastern shops next to hip art galleries and popular bars, cafés, restaurants and nightclubs. Thanks to its laid-back and inclusive atmosphere, it's easy to feel at home in Nørrebro.
Availability and average price for apartments:
The availability of apartments in Nørrebro is always high. Currently, there are over 100 apartments listed on Denmark’s most popular property website. Attractive apartments in the right location tend to be sold quickly. The average price per square meter ranges from 38 000 DKK to 65 000 DKK (January 2023).
Amenities and public transportation: The neighbourhood is home to Copenhagen's favourite park and hang-out space, Assistens Kirkegård, a combination of the cemetery and city park. Nørrebro is served by several metro lines (including the M2 and M3) and bus routes, which provide quick and convenient access to other parts of the city.
Authentic Vesterbro has come a long way from being a notorious red-light district to becoming a vibrant and family friendly neighborhood where cool art spaces and boutiques lie next to kindergartens and gritty bodegas. For lovers of food and drinks, Vesterbro’s Kødbyn (Meatpacking district) offers an inspiring mix of gourmet restaurants, nightclubs, bars and coffee shops. Vesterbro could arguably have one of the best locations in the city, a stone’s throw away from the central railway station (Hovedbangård).
Availability and average price range: Vesterbro is a popular district in which to buy an apartment. Currently, there are around 400 apartments in Vesterbro listed on Boligsiden. The average price per square meter ranges from 40 000 DKK to about 80 000 DKK.
Amenities and public transportation: Close proximity to Tivoli, Glyptoteket and many other attractions, stores and cultural establishments. Vesterbro is served by several metro lines, commuter trains and bus routes. The Central Station is located in the area.
Other popular neighbourhoods in Copenhagen
Indre by: Indre by basically means Inner City. This is the district where you find the iconic Nyhavn houses, the harbor, Rådhuspladsen, the pedestrian shopping street Strøget and countless other attractions. So naturally, the prices of apartments are very high. Still, on the other hand, you won't have any trouble renting out your apartment to tourists.
Amager: Amager is an island located in the southern part of Copenhagen. Here you can live close to the waterfront, surrounded by green areas, stores and restaurants. This is an up-and-coming district with prices ranging from 20 000-75 000 DKK per square meter.
Østerbro: This elegant part of town is popular with families and people who value peace and quiet. Østerbro is known for its many parks and beautiful residential buildings. Here, you can find apartments with a square meter price ranging from 35 000 DKK to 100 000 DKK.