the place where the heart of Warsaw beats
Śródmieście is the very centre of Warsaw. The district full of contradictions: Palace of Culture located right next to a modern shopping centre, historic villas adjacent to the socialist realist monumentalism, boulevards along the Vistula River, the historic Old Town and skyscrapers. Here, the heart of the city beats!
Live near the Palace of Culture? Never in my life – some people swear, disqualifying in advance Śródmieście as a district which it is not worth looking for an apartment. Because Śródmieście arouses extreme emotions, after all, some people love the centre of the capital city, while others hate it. But one thing is certain: one cannot get to know Warsaw, if one does not get to know Śródmieście
Śródmieście - a district that never sleeps
It is hard to find more diverse district of Warsaw than Śródmieście. It extends along the Vistula River between Mokotów and Żoliborz and it is adjacent to Wola and Ochota. The biggest advantage of Śródmieście is central location of this district. From here it is close to everywhere, with no problem one can get even to the most distant points of the capital city. Śródmieście has the intersection of two subway lines. Residents also appreciate the proximity to the suburban railway line, which allows for a quick travel, regardless of the traffic jams.
Śródmieście is also distinguished by an excellent infrastructure. Families with children will appreciate the wide variety of educational institutions. It is a place with a prestigious Junior High and High School named after Stefan Batory as well as two of the best private high schools: at Bednarska and Nowowiejska. Śródmieście also has the only public kindergarten in Warsaw acting on the basis of Waldorf pedagogy. The main campus of the University of Warsaw is also located in Śródmieście.
Złote Tarasy shopping centre with a cinema and restaurant part is located next to the Central Station in Śródmieście. Fans of the more exclusive shopping, can visit the prestigious Vitkac department store or multibrand boutique at Mysia Street. The world famous brands, as well as young and niche boutiques chose Śródmieście as location of their stores.
Śródmieście is teeming with life around the clock, the new trends in the clubs, bars and restaurants are the most visible here. Entertainment centre of Śródmieście is Plac Zbawiciela which, without exaggeration, can be called a cult place - this place is described in the international guides to Warsaw. There are also restaurants, nightclubs and bars. In Śródmieście, one can also enjoy a range of theatres and cinemas, studio cinemas with ambitious repertoire and numerous film festivals.
Quick guide for those looking for real estate in Śródmieście
Stare Miasto (Old Town) and Nowe Miasto (New Town) are the oldest, historic parts of Śródmieście. Town houses were mostly rebuilt after the war, but they retained much of the original urban fabric. There are mainly apartments in townhouses - spacious, with a traditional layout, taking into account the life of a wealthy family with servants. Part of the premises was divided into apartments which are smaller but high and with the original layout. Buying an apartment in Old Town (Stare Miasto) is a good investment for those who are planning a short-term rental for tourists or creation of a hostel. Companies seeking a prestigious location for their offices are also interested in Śródmieście.
Powiśle is now one of the trendiest parts of Warsaw, which is extremely fast expanding, arousing great interest of developers who are building apartments of a higher standard. Nowe Powiśle housing estate designed by Kuryłowicz & Associates, located on the Vistula River, near the University Library enjoys huge popularity. The same workshop was responsible for the investment called Apartamenty na Powiślu which included a complex of five luxurious town houses in the area of Kruczkowskiego street.
Warsaw city centre is the heart of the capital city. Real estates in this part of the city are a mix of pre-war town houses, post-war socialist realist architecture and contemporary, modern buildings, including skyscrapers which surround the Palace of Culture. Apartment in a town house will be interesting for those who appreciate large spaces and original atmosphere and want to feel the rhythm of the city an a daily basis. Apartment in the town house located in the centre of Warsaw is a good investment, because there is a great interest in the lease at this location. Particularly noteworthy are revitalized town houses, such as Hoża 50. Investors turn them into modern apartment buildings, keeping the historical facade and decor. Superstructure of the top floor, as in investment called Poznańska 16, allows to get apartment with a height of 5 meters.
The city centre contains the most prestigious apartments in Poland. Among them, one can mention the famous Złota 44 - a skyscraper designed by Daniel Libeskind. The building contains the largest in Poland private swimming pool for residents. The city centre is also a place where it is worth looking for real estate for rent to businesses, because the market supply remains in the rising trends.
Ujazdów is a green part of the city centre adjacent to Powiśle. Probably, the biggest attraction is the so-called colony of Finnish houses, which now constitute a cultural centre and a centre of urban initiatives.
Ujazdow has villas and town houses with spacious apartments, which are often chosen as the headquarters of foreign companies. Apartments in Ujazdow are also rented by nearby embassies for their employees.