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How to find an apartment in Nice that counts more or less 80 000 tenants ? Whatever your lifestyle, there are rental apartments for everyone on Studapart!

 

Your next home may be in Nice!

 

Nice, the trendy City of Angels

 

Nice, also called The City of Angels or Nissa la Bella, in reference to Los Angeles and the anthem "A la mieu bella Nissa" (To my beautiful Nice) in the Nice language, is a coastal city in the South of France.

 Capital of the Alpes-Maritimes department, located on the French Riviera, Nice is a city that has always attracted and fascinated artists.

With more than 340,000 inhabitants, Nissa la Bella, listed as a World Heritage Site, attracts because of its cultural offer, but also economic: it offers fertile ground for entrepreneurship; as well as tourism, especially with its famous Promenade des Anglais, which attracts visitors from all over the world. 

Bordered by the Mediterranean Sea on the most famous and popular of the French coasts, it is the perfect destination for those seeking the gentleness of the South of France with the prestige of the most beautiful capitals. Sunny most of the year, Nice is also a resort town for many French people and foreigners. Very touristy in summer. The City of Angels will certainly appeal to lovers of the seaside, nature, art, parties and beautiful things. Housing is very popular and rents are rather high compared to the national average.

 

Hard to find an apartment in Nice due to a shortage of housing available for rent

 

They say there is a shortage when there are more applications than offers for housing. In Nice, there are few offers of rental apartments. For this reason, start looking for your apartment way before your stay.

As in nearly 80% of cities in France, the demand for housing exceeds the supply at Nice : there is a great need. As in nearly 60% of cities in France, Nice suffers a very strong or even extreme shortage of housing: there are at least twice as many requests as offers. 

There are approximately 2 applications for 1 offer in Nice.

 

You’re moving to Nice? Rent your apartment quickly with Studapart!

 

Renting is THE ideal solution when moving to a new city. Whether it is an individual accommodation or a shared apartment, it is an opportunity to take the time to discover your new life without committing to the long term. Whatever your situation, there is always an ideal property to put your suitcases on Studapart!

The different apartments available are classified according to their attribute: T1, T2, T3, T4... Which tells us the number of rooms apart from the kitchen and the bathroom. For example: T1 = one room + kitchen + bathroom, T2 = two rooms + kitchen + bathroom, etc...

Before you start looking, you have to take stock of your needs, in order to define the type of accommodation you want to rent, but also its geographical location and nearby amenities.

  • In Nice, T1 rentals represent 14% rental offers

  • 27% furnished apartments in Nice for rent are T2 apartments

 

What style of apartment will I be able to find in Nice ? 

 

Nice is known for its modern architecture.

  • 95% accommodation in Nice are old dwellings

  • In Nice, we count 5% of modern constructions

 

How many residents of Nice pay rent on average? 

 

The price of a rental per m² at Nice is on average 19€/m².

However, several criteria must be taken into account to estimate the amount of rent for a property: its surface area, its category, its geographical location, whether it is furnished or not... If, for example, you opt for a furnished T2 in Nice, it will be, on average 750€/month. 

 

I want to rent an apartment in Nice, what should I pay attention to? 

 

The first important criterion for renting an apartment is its location. To make your choice, take into account your habits and your daily movements, in order to facilitate them as much as possible and to be sure to feel at home in Nice.

 

The Port district, the “petit marais niçois” 

 

The Port of Nice district: emblematic of the city, is a popular and trendy place with a strong personality.

Are you looking for the most trendy district of Nice? Welcome to the Port district! Between yachts and chic restaurants, the architecture is typical of the South of France. The view of the Port is unique and really worth the detour, especially at a time when the sun is setting. It is an ideal district for lovers of seafood and aperitifs with friends; but also for fans of antiques and fine gourmets, who will find what they are looking for in the second-hand shops and delicatessens of the district. Finally, if you enjoy nightlife and partying, the Port district is also known for its many gay bars on rue Bonaparte.

 Located in the south-east of Nice, the Port district is delimited by the hill of the Castle, the Boron and Alban mountains, the rue Barla and the sea. At the heart of the district is the Place de l'Île de Beauté, the most famous in the area, overlooked by the famous church of Notre Dame du Port and surrounded by typical facades with red porticoes. It is a district that is constantly evolving thanks to various urban projects and recently with the arrival of the tramway.

Housing is particularly popular there and the rents are rather high compared to the national average, part of the Port district is also nicknamed "Le petit marais niçois", in reference to the Parisian district of the Marais, very coveted.

 

Cimiez, a green setting in the heart of the city

 

The Cimiez district in Nice is a residential district, formerly a royal vacation spot, which offers rather upscale housing and attracts residents looking for a green setting in the heart of the city.

Located on the hill of Cimiez, which overlooks the historic center, this district offers a concentration of culture and history with its museums dedicated to the painters Matisse and Chagal, erected in a green park, which invites tranquility. There are also the arenas and their olive grove, which contain the ruins of a Roman city, not to mention its archaeological museum and the famous monastery of Cimiez. It is the district of prestigious hotels and other majestic dwellings, widely appreciated by personalities from all over the world.

Thanks to its cultural richness, the Cimiez district attracts visitors in the summer season. Long inhabited by retired people, families have been settling there for a few years, attracted by the green spaces it offers. This district is also equipped with all amenities (schools, nurseries, sports facilities, hospitals, etc.), very well served by transport and with easy access to the motorway, which makes it one of the most popular in the City of Angels. 

 

The rental lease: what is it?

 

During your search, you will systematically see the mention furnished/unfurnished on the rental advertisements. This corresponds to the type of lease (rental contract) that you will sign if you choose this or that property. We must take into account the differences of each before making a choice.

 

A furnished lease contract:

  • Is established for a minimum of 1 year (9 months if you are a student).

  • Gives you a minimum of 3 months notice if the owner asks you to leave.

  • Gives you a minimum of 1 month notice if you choose to leave.

  • Requires a maximum of 2 months' rent in advance when signing the contract.

 

An unfurnished lease contract:

  • Is established for a minimum of 3 years.

  • Gives you a minimum of 6 months notice if the owner asks you to leave.

  • Gives you a minimum of 3 months notice if you choose to leave.

  • Implies a maximum of 1 month's rent in advance at the signing of the contract.

 

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