Leipzig is distinguished by its attractive pedestrianized city center and its wide range of housing, including apartments, detached and semi-detached houses, and even converted industrial lofts by the riverside. You’ll easily find just the right spot to make Leipzig your new home. Rents are very reasonable (far, far cheaper than in cities like Munich, Berlin, and Frankfurt), and a number of large residential developments close to the city center are currently under construction. In addition to excellent shopping both downtown and in suburban malls, Leipzig has outstanding amenities such as kindergartens, schools, medical facilities, and an excellent public transport system with one of the biggest tram networks in Europe. In fact, Leipzig has been described as Germany’s most liveable city! In a survey conducted by the IFH Cologne Institute of Retail Research among 58,000 visitors to 121 city centers, Leipzig easily came out on top.
In a survey on the quality of life in 83 European cities and urban regions conducted on behalf of the European Commission in October 2020, Leipzig was voted the second-best city to live in for young families with children. And it also scored well in other categories, such as inhabitants’ satisfaction with their residential area, cultural facilities, green spaces, and air quality.