The citizens of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf, the former heart of West Berlin, don’t really fit the stereotype of perpetual Berlin partygoers. And looking around their prestigious residential district, it’s easy to see they are more inclined to celebrate enduring elegance and tasteful style. Whether it’s an apartment in Charlottenburg, a grand villa in the lush green Grunewald, or a distinctive town house in and around the Kurfürstendamm boulevard, good taste is still in plentiful supply among Berlin’s elite and upwardly mobile professionals. The district’s architecture recalls a rich historical legacy, while even the new buildings send a consistent, harmonious message that this borough’s future lies in good hands.
The city of Berlin remains a safe haven for investors, with the real estate in Berlin-Charlottenburg one of its most prized jewels. This neighbourhood is, of course, relatively calm with all kinds of property for sale much in demand. Any apartment in Charlottenburg tends to be rather larger than in many other city districts with an average per-capita living area of around 40.52 square metres – and with two pandemic lockdowns during 2020, it seems this trend towards larger properties with rather more living space is likely to persist. Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf has a number of older, upmarket buildings which are of interest to investors and homebuyers alike. Furthermore, a Wilmersdorf new construction project has recently delivered a further 116 condominiums to the neighbourhood housing stock. Favoured by both buyers and renters, Charlottenburg-Wilmsdorf’s population continues to rise with forecasters suggesting the annual growth through to 2025 is expected to remain at around 6%.
The borough of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf contains a group of affluent suburbs in Berlin’s western city centre. There are two universities in this primarily upmarket residential neighbourhood. Though many citizens enjoy a high standard of living, there are also some social housing apartments in Berlin-Charlottenburg built in the decades between 1950 and 1970. Real estate prices in Charlottenburg Wilmsdorf are high, with the market price of a single-family residential homes and apartments in Berlin-Charlottenburg increasing by 10% in 2020 alone. Nevertheless, the demand for residential property remains strong.
Charlottenburg itself is the most populous part of the district and has good public transport links. Those who live here are mainly retired or wealthy professional people. Westend, which is adjacent to Charlottenburg, has green spaces, elegant old houses and some more modern suburban properties. By comparison, Charlottenburg Nord is nearer the city outskirts but still a pleasant neighbourhood. Prices are a little more reasonable and there are a broader range of people, from those who own their own homes to students attending the Technical University nearby. Wilmersdorf in the south of the district has the second-largest population, some fine city architecture and spacious villas, as well as some luxury apartments in tastefully restored older buildings. Once again demand is high, so many apartments for sale in Wilmersdorf will attract above average prices. Grunewald with its green forest, open country, and scenic lakes is extremely popular with wealthy businessmen, academics and artists.
Kurfürstendamm boulevard – which local people call ‘Ku’damm’ – is still the heart of the district and home to KaDeWe, the largest department store in Europe. This is the place to find many of Berlin’s high-end international fashion boutiques and similar upmarket retailers – a trendy place to shop for luxury goods and sample quality night life. The grounds of Charlottenburg Palace, found in the district’s beautiful Schloss Park, house what is surely Berlin’s most handsome baroque garden. Charlottenburg Palace, graced with the finest and most elegant suites, also stands as the largest and certainly the most attractive of Berlin’s former royal palaces. Elsewhere, on the grand Schloßstrasse boulevard and beyond, cultural connoisseurs will discover several inspiring museums containing artworks celebrating the historic appeal of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf.
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