Ho Chi Minh City? Saigon? a matter still up for debate to this day! Interestingly enough, so are the city districts. Until recently comprised of a total of 24 districts, the metropolis lost two of its fastest developing ones to Thu Duc city back in 2020: districts 9 and 2. Surprisingly enough, however, the latter is nevertheless on our list of the most luxurious neighborhoods of Saigon – or Ho Chi Minh City?
The pulsating financial hub of the country, D1 is most remarkably home to a lot of preserved French colonial-era buildings. Being within walking distance from one another, it only makes sense for many newcomers to make their first steps here.
. A room in Cầu Ông Lãnh ward is in the 200-250 USD range.
. A maxed-out villa on Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai Street can be well over 5’000 USD!
The expatriate hub of the city, with Thảo Điền being its most modern part. Offering what comes closest to the comfort and security of the western lifestyle – up-to-date housing, international schools, top-tier restaurants, and healthy shopping options -, many property developers have been following suit and building a wide array of condos, villas, and tower blocks.
. About roughly 250-300 USD will get you a shared apartment room.
. A luxury villa, however, won’t go for any less than 8’000 USD!
Once the neighborhood of choice for “the cream” of the wealthy French entrepreneurs – many remaining villas can attest of it -, D3 is now adorned with lively cafes, bars, and restaurants that rally great numbers of youngsters.
. 150-200 USD should do it for a shared house room.
. 5’000 USD is standard for a villa on Tú Xương Street.
Once lair to the Vietnamese Mafiosi, D4 has gradually been improving its image. So much so that many consider it to be street food heaven! Several apartment complexes have since then emerged, too.
. Expect about 200-250 USD for a room in a shared apartment in more local areas.
. 500-700 USD at best for a two-bedroom apartment on Bến Vân Đồn Street.
Here is one of the best thought-out districts of the city: D7 – Phú Mỹ Hưng particularly. Whereas the city center is more often than not clogged with traffic, Phú Mỹ Hưng is close to being a haven of peace: green spaces and walkable streets, enhanced by many condos and villas, international schools, and restaurants.
. A room on the more populous Nguyễn Thị Thập Street goes for 200-250 USD.
. Renting a 5-bedroom villa near Crescent Mall is close to the 2’000 USD mark.
Comfortably nestled between D1 and D2, Bình Thạnh is minutes away from both and has very little to envy them, culinarily speaking, at least. Its southernmost part – ward 22 – is without a doubt the best developed and perhaps sought-after area to reside in.
. Shared apartment rooms can go from 150 USD upward.
. A Cantavil Hoan Cau penthouse approximates 5’000 USD.
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