Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam and the second-biggest city. It is a city full of new opportunities and an excellent infrastructure. As such, more and more people decide to make a living for themselves in Hanoi.
However, the city is spread over a fairly small area. That alone complicates the pursuit of a place to settle down.
To make things easier for anyone searching for an apartment for rent Hanoi, we’ve made a list of the top neighborhoods for renting in Hanoi.
Tay Ho District
This part of the city is also known as West Lake and sits in the northern corner of the city center. Originally it was a farmland area that, over time, became a residential area popular with locals and foreigners.
The community has that Western touch and pretty much all the amenities found in every Western city. There are two gated communities, plenty of shops, restaurants, coffee shops, shopping malls, gyms, hair salons, etc.
Almost all foreign ambassadors, high government officials, and executives have homes in the Tay Ho district. Also, a big percentage of the locals speak excellent English.
Renting an apartment in the Tay Hoi District can vary from a reasonable $500 to sky-high $3,000.
Long Bien District
This is the only urban district located east of the Red River. Also, it is the largest district that is named after a bridge.
The district is a bit far from the city center but is well connected. Public transport is cheap and well organized. If you want to escape the busy city life, and all the hassle that comes with it, the Long Bien District is one of the best communities for renting an apartment.
Small serviced apartments can be rented from $350 to $600, while luxury apartments go for $700 and above.
Hoan Kiem District
If you want to have a better feel of the local vibe and culture, the Hoan Kiem District might be the right for you. The district has its distinctive feel, which is a mix of the local Vietnamese culture and the French culture.
There is a wide selection of apartments, from one-bedroom studios to super luxurious condos. The price range is from $600 to almost $3,000.
Ciputra Hanoi International City
This is a high-class district where you can’t find a cheap place to stay. Most of the buildings here are a result of foreign investments. The district is superbly connected with the city center, the airport, and all major highway.
Ciputra Hanoi International City is located next to West Lake, one of the most beautiful natural lakes in Vietnam. The views over the lake are simply spectacular. According to official sources, almost 40% of all people living in this district are foreigners. Renting an apartment in Ciputra Hanoi International City costs from $900 and above.
There are a lot more areas that we haven’t covered in this post. But this should give you an idea of what to expect in Hanoi, in terms of apartment renting. What matters most is that Hanoi is a warm city, the locals are very open to newcomers, and living there can be an excellent experience.