I am planning to buy a vacation home in Budapest and wonder what is the best area to buy a vacation home in?
There are several areas in Budapest and in Hungary ideal for a vacation home. In the typical alpine regions of Europe you can find luxury chalets available, and in certain areas of Hungary you can find similar constructions to the chalets found elsewhere in Europe, though not as nice and large and luxurious as in Austria, Switzerland and similar nations. In Budapest there are no real mountains with fresh air, but a Hungarian citizen would say that Rozsadomb on the Budaside is a very nice area for living. But, that is not an ideal vacation home area either.
If you want the feeling of living by the seaside we would recommend an apartment/hotel located at the Romai Part. This is located a bit north of Budapest, and here you can walk and buy food, drinks and snacks from smaller and larger restaurants located along the Danube. These are typical summer houses, but maybe not so much of a place for a winter time. If you want to live in an area with lots of summer houses side by side, but not on the Romai Part the so called Szentendre Island is a popular area, for example in Surany.
For those in love with Budapest, they will not want a vacation home outside the city center, but rather somewhere as central as possible, so that only leaving the flat, you will be out where things happen in the centre of Budapest. If that is you, then you should consider a flat in the Corvin District (Corvin Negyed), or maybe somewhere else in a new apartment house inside the Great Boulevard (nagykörüt).
If none of these interest you, then maybe you should got for a house with a garden on the Budaside, somewhere in the Budafok area. There you can find larger properties with gardens, possibility to plant grapes and of course the chance to live in an area with wine cellars, the Törley champagne factory and larger green areas.
Budapest has something for everyone, be it a summer home by the Danube, a house with a garden full of grapes or a central apartment in the city center. Good luck finding a vacation home in Budapest!