Homes for every taste
If you like exclusive living, you could find an apartment in the historic old town. Many medieval buildings or stately homes from the 19th century have been carefully refurbished and equipped with modern fixtures.
There are also beautiful and unique residential areas outside of the old town centre. Over the last two decades, a great deal of money has been invested in building new spacious apartments in the most exciting parts of town. There are parks and playgrounds in every area of the city. Towards the south and east, you will find quiet residential areas with many single family houses, spacious gardens and parks. The west side of Basel is made up of a residential area with terraced houses, gardens and parks, while the north is characterised by continuous change and structural diversity. Basel North is an area of innovation, characterized by research, industry and urban renewal
The most popular places to live in Basel are along the banks of the river Rhine, St. Alban in Grossbasel, Wettstein in Kleinbasel, Gellert with many old and grand estates, and Bachletten near the Zoo. Bruderholz is on the southern edge of the city, seated on a hill. The two suburbs of Riehen and Bettingen both have a distinct character of their own. Riehen is a small, wealthy town with an excellent infrastructure, while Bettingen is a pretty village high above the city, yet only 15 minutes away from Basel.