What to know about renting 1 bedroom apartments in Paris
The French capital is one of the most competitive cities in the world when it comes to trying to secure rentals. This being said, the higgledy-piggledy nature of the city lends itself perfectly to one bedroom apartments, that are either part of a building complex or even a home extension. In fact, there is rarely an arrondissement in Paris that isn’t home to apartments like this. Many of the 1 bedroom apartments in the center of Paris have been converted from older townhouses, giving them a rustic and older feel. Despite being housed in converted old buildings, most of these apartment rentals have updated and modern interiors, furniture and fixtures. By using Homelike’s user-friendly website, you can find amazing 1 bedroom apartments in Paris. Use the filters to select important criteria such as move-in date, pet-policy, cancellation policy, desired amenities, budget etc. In addition, the handy map on every page lets you zoom into your preferred neighborhoods.
Who should rent 1 bedroom apartments in Paris
There is a misconception that 1 bedroom apartments are reserved for those who can’t afford a bigger property; this simply isn’t true. One bedroom Parisian apartments are frequented by a range of different people and for different reasons. Yes, admittedly, price is going to be a huge factor in opting for a 1 bedroom apartment, and with rent prices making a huge jump between one, two, or three-bedroom apartments, this is no surprise. On the other hand, real estate can be a precious commodity in the center of Paris, especially in the first four arrondissements. If you require, for employment or family issues, to be housed in the geographical center of Paris, a 1 bedroom apartment is a great choice. For those of you who need an apartment in the French capital but not a permanent place to live, a 1 bedroom apartment is an ideal option. Students are another demographic who would benefit from having a 1 bedroom apartment in Paris. Home to multiple French universities, it’s often a requirement to be within traveling distance of the Faculté. To do this, inexpensive accommodation in the city is a must, and 1 bedroom apartments offer themselves up as perfect, affordable student accommodation. If students find 1 bedroom apartments unaffordable, they can even find other students to co-rent the property with them as long as the landlord agrees.
Best neighborhoods to look for 1 bedroom apartments in Paris
The best neighborhoods to find 1 bedroom rentals in Paris depend on a number of factors such as budget, lifestyle, size of the apartment, building amenities and desired neighborhoods. Rent in Paris is among the highest in Western Europe. Some of the neighborhoods we recommend in Paris are- Marais, Montmartre, Bastille, Saint Germain, les Halles, Quartier Latin and Oberkampf etc. To know more about the best places to live in Paris and what each one offers, see our detailed guide on the best neighborhoods in Paris. Once you familiarise yourself with the best Parisian neighborhoods, use our search bar to find apartment in Paris and zoom into your favorite neighborhood using our map feature.
Average rent for 1 bedroom apartments in Paris
The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Paris varies from arrondissement to arrondissement and year to year. The different districts of the city offer up different renting opportunities and different styles of apartments, all of which really affect the over price of rent. If we are to take the French capital as a whole, there are two distinct average rent prices for 1 bedroom apartments. The first average price is for inner-city Paris, and the other is for outside of the city center. The average rent price for a 1 bedroom apartment in inner-city Paris ranges anywhere between €1200 and €5,000 depending on the neighborhood, apartment quality, furniture and fittings, neighborhood as well as building amenities. On the other hand, the average rent price for a 1 bedroom apartment outside of Paris’s center is anywhere between €650 and €3,500. With such a competitive real estate market, properties in Paris are only set to rise.
Paris relocation tips
Moving to any new city can be difficult, especially if it includes moving to an entirely new country at the same time. If you're moving from another EU country, the move will be relatively easy since you do not have to file any visa paperwork to move to France. Our Paris relocation tips can be separated into two categories, the cultural and the practical. Although it’s not strictly necessary to speak French, having a basic grasp will allow you to get by far easier and show you in a good light to the locals. Practical tips include understanding your own visa requirements before moving to Paris, as these can be different for a number of different nationals. Other things to consider are the cost of living in a city such as Paris, the price of your rent, and the type of property you want to live in. For an in-depth look at what you need to know before moving to Paris, take a look at Homelike’s Paris relocation guide