Where to rent a flat in Sao Paulo
Here is a quick reference list of the different areas of Sao Paulo where you can rent a flat. For more detailed listings, click on the title of the area.
A safe, modern, exclusive gated community outside Sao Paulo: a great standard of living.
Ideal for: Families and those with a car working in the west of Sao Paulo
Less suitable for: Those commuting daily to the city centre on public transport
Sao Paulo’s colourful, gay-friendly Italian quarter: a good location near Avenida Paulista.
Ideal for: Anyone interested in a good price for a convenient location
One of the most fashionable addresses in SP: the centre of Brazil’s international business.
Ideal for: Professionals working in Brooklin Novo and its surroundings
Less suitable for: Those on a tight budget hoping to find a discount supermarket nearby
A high-rise, high-flying area: a great base for getting around for those with a car or motorbike.
Ideal for: Anyone flying from Congonhas airport regularly
Downtown Sao Paulo: a busy, bustling and sometimes chaotic metropolitan hub.
Ideal for: Low prices and great public transport connections
Less suitable for: Anyone new to living in a major city or nervous in downtown areas
A mostly residential high-rise area between Paulista and Centro famous for its nightlife.
Ideal for: Those working in the area who also wish to enjoy the city’s cultural scene
A prestigious residential district alongside Consolação: a nice area in a convenient location.
Ideal for: Those who want a suburban atmosphere in a central location
A chic area, a top location and great amenities: nightlife, restaurants and culture in one place.
Ideal for: The first choice for many expats, and is very popular with professionals.
The most enviable address in Sao Paulo: a high-class suburban feeling close to the city.
Ideal for: Professionals, families and those working near Avenida Paulista.
A busy and fast-paced neighbourhood with an industrial feeling and ample public transport.
Ideal for: Good-value flats with plenty of shops and amenities nearby.
Less suitable for: Those looking for a quiet and wealthy suburb.
An elite neighbourhood in the south of the city beside Congonhas airport and Ibirapuera park.
Ideal for: Top-quality flats and hotels, excellent restaurant and shopping options.
A very popular area: a relatively well-located area with accessible prices.
Ideal for: Anyone with a car or motorcycle who is looking for a good deal.
An upmarket and popular neighbourhood known for its educational institutions and parks.
Ideal for: Great Metro connections, well located and a quiet neighbourhood feeling.
A high-prestige district: a cultural, nightlife and culinary hub with great public transport.
Ideal for: Those wishing to socialise and enjoy the city’s cultural life.
A residential area outside Sao Paulo retaining some of its former industrial atmosphere.
Ideal for: Anyone looking for a down-to-earth suburb at a good price.
Less suitable for: Those looking for a central area or comprehensive public transport.
An elegant and traditional neighbourhood, a great location and excellent Metro connections.
Ideal for: A top choice for a more central alternative to Jardins and Brooklin.
Vila Nova Conceicao
A super high-rise district adjacent to Ibirapuera Park with excellent road connections.
Ideal for: Those looking for an upscale area with good access to Brooklin Novo.
An attractive and fast-paced district in the west of the city: one of Sao Paulo’s corporate hubs.
Ideal for: Those lucky enough to find a flat available, as they are hard to come by.
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