Where to live in Madrid for young professional

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I am moving to Madrid in September, I have never been to the city before and am looking for some recommendations on good areas to live. I will be working in La Moraleja so would like to make the commute as efficient as possible but at the same time would like to live somewhere lively and interesting, it doesn't have to have a huge party or nightlife scene but just somewhere with nice bars, restaurants and shopping where I would have opportunities to socialise and meet other young professionals- if that is going to be possible with my very minimal Spanish! If anyone has good recommendations for short term accommodation for when I first get there and am looking for something more permanent that would be greatly appreciated as well. Thanks, Debbie  

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MaryCalatayud 1371470062

Hi Debbie.

I am from Zaragoza and I am also moving to Madrid in September.

Are you studying too or just working? I absolutelly recommend you this new and sofisticated residence called NEO MAGNAIts location is perfect, in the Salamanca neighborhood, that, as you maybe know, it is the heart of Madrid. If you enter the link you will find all the details of this residence. This is a very select and comfort-focused residence, with a relaxed and friendly environment.


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Thanks for that, I may have exaggerated slightly on the YOUNG professional part, I have just turned 30 and will be working so would be more interested in living with working people over students. At the moment I thought I would just try and narrow down some good neighbourhoods to look at.


Ps. I don't speak Spanish so is a bit of barrier for websites without any English translation!




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My advice is to stay in La Moraleja for some weeks to see if you like it, then, if not,  look around Pozuelo, Aravaca and surrounding areas.If those towns are too residential you then must have a look at Madrid itself (it is just 30 km. apart or so) which will be more lively and less family oriented.

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