Being the fifth largest city in France, Nice is recognized as the capital of the French Riviera and its main resort. This beautiful cosmopolitan city with hospitality welcomes guests from around the world. Being a modern city, Nice, at the same time, boasts wonderful architectural ensembles of past eras such as luxurious cathedrals, the largest in Western Europe Orthodox Cathedral of St. Nicholas, Gothic chapels, Valroz palace and Opéra de Nice. Majestic ruins of Roman Cemenelum and modern architecture of 20th–21st centuries are put together in one city. Real estate of Nice is various, but characterized with such factors as beauty, comfort and prestige.
Everyone knows the obvious advantages of a mild climate of the French Riviera and Nice, thanks to its unique location, perhaps has the best weather condition on the coast. Almost all year round it is sunny here, and temperature never drops too low and does not rise too high, allowing you to feel comfortable in any season of the year.
Nice is called a “Holiday city”. The third largest carnival in the world is a grand and spectacular event that gathers thousands of tourists every year is held here. Besides the main event of the year, the Carnival in Nice, there are lots of annual festivals, celebrations, sports events of international scope here. Many museums, cinemas, theaters, galleries, boutiques, gardens, parks and villas, magnificent area and the famous beaches – all this wealth of Nice makes the stay here be fun, versatile and exciting. Because of this real estate rent in Nice is pertinent during all seasons and always in demand.
“Shopping heaven” – yet another of the epithets of Nice. Many shops, from grand shopping malls, department stores and shopping gallerias to exquisite boutiques of the world's most famous brands not only encourage buyers by their assortment, but also constantly offer great seasonal discounts. There is even a separate category of tourists coming to Nice specifically for shopping.
35 beaches stretching for 7 kilometers along the coast of Nice are widely known for their ecological cleanness and the highest level of service. Guests can choose either quiet beaches for relaxing holiday or beaches, offering a wide range of active sports entertainment.
In the past, Nice welcomed many immigrants from Italy, as well as those from Spain and Portugal. In the second half of the 18th century, many wealthy people from Great Britain spent their winters in Nice, which even gave the main street in Nice its name – the Promenade des Anglais (“Promenade of the English”). In the nineteenth century members of the reigning family, aristocrats, writers and artists from Russia used to spend their holidays here. Nowadays many wealthy foreigners are visiting Nice regularly and are purchasing property here.
Nice real estate
Real estate in Nice is a sign of high prestige and a symbol of belonging to a unique elite club. Elton John, Tina Turner, Sean Connery, Bill Gates and many other celebrities and billionaires used to buy accommodations in Nice. Modern investors seek to buy a property in Nice as a profitable and safe investment.
Real estate prices in Nice can range from 2,500 to 9,000 euros per square meter. Prices for apartments and villas in Nice depend on the area, proximity to the sea, view from a window, condition of the house. The most expensive and prestigious residential areas are the historic center of Cimiez, Mont Boron area, Rue de France, Boulevard Victor Hugo and Vinaigrier. Prices here start from 5,000 euros per sq.m. Traditionally, luxury housing can be offered in so-called “Golden Square” of Nice which is an area between Boulevard Gambetta and Place Massena, and on the Promenade des Anglais. These areas are popular for investments with the goal for further seasonal rent, as rent an apartment in Nice is very popular among tourists. Less expensive but very nice modern area Fabron with high-level residences with swimming pools and tennis courts lays in the hills in the west of Nice.
When buying an apartment in Nice you have to be prepared for the fact that the prices of an apartment in Nice start from 150,000 euros for a small studio and go up to several million euros for a luxury penthouse with a view to the Bay of Angels (la Baie des Anges). Prices for villas in Nice start from one million euros and the average price is about 2 millions.
Renting apartments out in Nice can be a great additional source of income for property owners. February carnival, festivals, cultural programs and activities, plenty of museums attract tourists to capital of the French Riviera all year round. Besides, thanks to presence of the University your apartment will not stand idle even if it is acquired not in the “Golden Square” of the city.
Real estate in the center of Nice attracts lovers of traditional European districts. Here you can buy a property for 3,500 euros per sq.m. in a beautiful classical building with panoramic view of the bay. But a buyer will have to put up with such a drawback of ancient cities as insufficient number of parking spaces and narrow streets of the old districts. There is no such drawback in the infrastructure of real estate in the district Mont Boron, extremely popular among investors. Architecture of buildings on the Mont Boron hill varies from mansions in Belle Epoque style and eclectic palaces to the most modern villas with terraces and convenient parking. Thanks to the mountain forests Mont Boron is called “the lungs of Nice”. This is a quiet area, in which the entire recreation is made for taking rest, doing sports activity and admiring nature. The average price of real estate in Mont Boron today is 6,000 euros per sq.m.
Foreign investors and tenants traditionally are attracted with real estate near the Place Massena and the Albert I Park, Avenue De Verdun, avenue Félix Faure, Avenue De Sud. The popularity of real estate in these areas is due to a convenient location in the heart of Nice, close proximity to the chic boutiques and fashionable shops, breathtaking views from the windows to parks and the sea.
Cimiez district is valued for its tranquil atmosphere, a rich past and the spirit of aristocracy. Real estate on the hills Fabron and Gerault offers modern villas with pools and tennis courts at the price from 680,000 to 1,7 million euros. These places are popular due to the stunning panoramic views of Nice and the Bay of Angels.
No matter what you choose, whether on luxury villa in a green area of Nice, apartment in the center or studio apartment in the northern part of the city, when you buy a real estate in Nice, you become the owner of a personal piece of the legendary capital of the Cote d'Azur, Nice. A mixture of aristocracy, European comfort and cosmopolitan openness attracts investors and buyers of real estate from around the world. Our real estate agency on the Cote d'Azur will help you with the choice of villas or apartments to buy or rent. Real estate in Nice is always in demand and is one of the most successful long-term investments as it is very less affected by market fluctuations. Being a very secure investment it can bring a steady income to the owner.