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Frankfurt Apartments for Rent
Apartments, Rooms, & Flatshares in Frankfurt
With its glass, steel and concrete skyscrapers, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the skyline of Frankfurt was that of an American city. Frankfurt am Main - to give its full name - is Germany’s fifth largest city and is a major finance and business hub. And, with a growing expat population, the city is becoming a highly desirable destination for people from all over the world. Step aside Manhattan, it’s all about ‘Mainhattan’ now.
The are plenty of fantastic apartments in Frankfurt available when you browse with Nestpick - right from the busy city centre to the leafy suburbs. Prices in the central areas of the city tend to be higher than those in the suburbs, although this is only a rule of thumb, and monthly rents for Frankfurt flats can depend on other variables such as space, style and number of amenities.
Frankfurt furnished apartments come in all shapes, sizes and styles - with a variety of options that tailor to a range of budgets and tastes. Prices range from €700 for a cheap 1-bedroom apartment in the suburbs to over €2,000 for a 3-bedroom property in the city centre.
Westend Nord & Süd
Frankfurt Westend Apartments
Replete with architecturally stunning Art Nouveau houses, exclusive boutiques and newly built office complexes, the Westend is undoubtedly the poshest part of Frankfurt. The area also offers large swathes of verdant greenery to complement city living, with the botanical oases of Grüneburgpark and Palmengarten providing ample opportunity for a whole host of outdoor activities.
The neighbourhood is home to the offices of Frankfurt’s top legal firms and financial companies, attracting large numbers of expats who are employed in these industries and wish to live in close proximity to their workplace. Westend is also hugely popular with families who are looking for somewhere a bit more serene to settle.
Westend serves up some of Frankfurt’s best when it comes to restaurants and döner, and a great selection of German, Mediterranean and Turkish culinary delights can be found in some of the city’s best restaurants. The area is also handy for healthcare purposes, and Westend Klinik will see to all your medical needs.
Westend also reaps the benefits of Frankfurt’s U-Bahn system, with two lines cutting through the area. Although the city centre is only a 20-minute walk away, its U-Bahn stations will keep you connected to the rest of the city.
Apartments in Frankfurt’s Westend district are among the most expensive in the city. You certainly get what you pay for, however, and you’ll be treated to a high quality of life in one the safest and most accommodating parts of the city.
Nordend West & Ost
Frankfurt Nordend Apartments
Back in the 1970s, the district of Nordend was home to the city’s community of freethinking liberals, becoming the nationwide stronghold of the Green Party. Despite increasing gentrification, the area still retains some of its vibrant character and continues to have a strong community spirit. The youthful, eclectic atmosphere of the neighbourhood make it highly popular with students, young professionals and creative types.
The Nordend is defined by the hustle and bustle of its eastern half (namely the busy Bergen Strasse), and the much quieter and slowed-paced western half. This more tranquil side of Nordend draws in lots of couples and young families, providing a number of good schools, playgrounds and parks.
There are a number of fantastic restaurants and cafes in Nordend, as well as a growing number of local wine stores and organic grocery shops. If you want to live close to a great choice of supermarkets, Nordend also has you covered.
The Nordend is well located and is served by local buses and the U-Bahn. The area’s proximity to the nearby boozy neighbourhood of Bornheim allows residents to easily access some of the best bars and restaurants in the city.
Nordend apartments for rent come in a number of sizes and styles. Property prices here are more reasonable than other parts of the city like Kronberg. 1-bedroom apartments in the area start from around €850 a month.
Bockenheim is defined by contrasts. On one side, the district is adjacent to exclusive Westend and its fabulous green spaces, and home to a number of swanky upper class villas. On the other, it is characterised by uniform modern housing and a working-class, multicultural ethos.
The district is one of the most cosmopolitan parts of the city, and offers a great array of reasonably-priced restaurants, bars and shops geared towards local residents. The colourful Leipziger Strasse and the streets off Adalbert Strasse is where most of the action is located, with a fantastic selection of Turkish food haunts. In short, Bockenheim offers some of the most underrated restaurants in Frankfurt am Main.
The neighbourhood also provides leisure opportunities. The leafy parks that straddle the Westend are closeby, and you’ll be met with plenty of options for a Bockenheim ‘fitnessstudio’ (a German term for a health club or gym).
Bockenheim was formerly the home of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University (which has since moved to Westend), and most of the infrastructure designed for students is still there. With a long history of in-migration into the area, you’ll feel right at home as an expat.
If you’re looking for an apartment in Bockenheim, you should consider variables such as rent price, utilities, standard amenities, the apartment’s age and its location.
Innenstadt (City Centre)
Moving to and Finding Apartments in Frankfurt
Think of Frankfurt, and the first thing that comes to mind is probably hot dogs. However, the place is much, much more than a fast food delicacy. Home to the fourth busiest airport in Europe, one of Germany’s largest football clubs and a wealth of bars, restaurants, galleries and clubs, the city is a real success story.
Welcome to the real Frankfurt - the largest financial centre on the European continent and the most international city in Germany. In fact, one in three people in the city are an expat - meaning you’ll be in good company. This diversity can be seen in Frankfurt’s culture, from its cuisine to its nightlife. No matter where you hail from, Frankfurt will have something in store for you.
When moving to Frankfurt, it’s important that you are already familiar with local prices and the cost of living. Although the city is cheaper than Munich, it’s also more expensive than Berlin, so it’s quite easy to spend more than you would like to.
It’s also advisable to research the area of the city you would like to live in - like any city, Frankfurt’s neighbourhoods can differ substantially. When looking for accommodation, you should consider an area’s affordability, transport links, safety and local amenities before choosing an apartment.
Student Accommodation in Frankfurt
Frankfurt is an incredibly cosmopolitan, multicultural city and represents a fantastic place to study. Home to a host of high ranking universities - including the famous Johann Wolfgang Goethe University - Frankfurt has a large student population with a sizeable contingent of international students.
Frankfurt is not a particularly cheap city to live in. If you’re moving on a budget, you should certainly weigh up all your objects. With a bit of preparation and research, you’ll be able to find suitable student housing in Frankfurt, Germany.
For an affordable option, you should look into the Studentenwerk Frankfurt am Main: a student organisation that mainly deals with international students and offers them student residence in Frankfurt. However, due to the large volume of students coming from abroad, chances to get a place in one of these rooms are slim. In fact, most successful applicants have to make a reservation a year prior to their move!
Private alternatives are more expensive but offer more choice in terms of space, apartment style and location. Many students choose to opt for affordable 1-bedroom apartments in the cheaper suburbs, while others choose to share apartments. For fantastic student accommodation in Frankfurt, look no further than Nestpick.
Public Transportation in Frankfurt
With its world-renowned status in the worlds of finance and business, approximately 300,000 commuters travel to Frankfurt am Main every day for work. However, the geographical area of Frankfurt is actually quite small. This means it is relatively easy to get around, and the city’s quick, affordable and easy-to-use public transport system certainly helps things.
Public transport in Frankfurt is operated by the Rhine-Main Transport Association (RMV). Buses, trams, S-Bahn, U-Bahn and regional trains all operate under RMV, so one ticket can cover your whole journey - even if it means transferring between two different means of transport.
Trains are the best way to get around the city as they are fast, safe and easy to use. The S-Bahn is a mass transit commuter rail system that serves both Frankfurt and the surrounding towns and cities. There are nine lines, with trains running every half an hour.
The U-Bahn is a metro system that runs underground through central Frankfurt. In outer districts, it often runs at street level.
Although there are no ticket barriers in stations, there are spot checks on trains; so it’s certainly advisable to ensure you’ve bought a ticket if you want to avoid being issued with a hefty fine of €60.
Frankfurt’s bus and tram system have their own routes that differs from the trains, although the costs are about the same. If you’re looking to get to a quieter, more secluded part of town, buses are probably your best bet as they service a wider area. Bus tickets can be bought in stations and also on the buses themselves.
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|How much does it cost to rent an apartment in Frankfurt?|
|The average rental price in Frankfurt for apartments are in between 850 € and 4,637 €.|
|How big is a Frankfurt apartment?|
|Although sizes may vary depending on your selection of bedrooms,Frankfurt apartment is start from 19m² and could go up to 95m².|
|How to find apartments for rent in Frankfurt?|
|Frankfurt's population count might make things slightly difficult for new comers to find a place when they first move in. We suggest that you use Nestpick's smart tool to look for your new home, as well as if you are a student reach out to your school's counsiling to find a rental in Frankfurt.|
|Is rent cheap in Frankfurt?|
|The rent in Frankfurt might change in between 850 € and 4,637 €. Compare to other big cities in Germany, rent in Frankfurt is relatively reasonable.|
|Who can rent apartments in Frankfurt|
|Anyone is looking for accommodation can rent an apartment in Frankfurt as long as they are +18 years old.|