Best District to live in Prague & do you need a car?

Discussion in 'Expat Life' started by delwyno, Aug 12, 2006.

  1. delwyno

    delwyno New Member

    I am sure thhis has all been asked before but........
    I am moving to Prague on a transfer with my company. I will be lucky enough to be on a good expat package.
    The office I will be working in is based in Praha 5. What area would be the best to live in? I don't mind a small commute and would prefer to live in a nice area with good restaurants, cafes, shopping etc as well as other facilities like gyms, healthclub, green space and nice apartments/houses

    Also, I am moving from London where a car is not really necessary due to the public transport. Would I need a car in Prague? What about for getting out of the city etc and going to the supermarket. Here in London, I have everything at my doorstep and the public transport network is extensive.
  2. silverkinguk

    silverkinguk Well-Known Member

    My fave place when I first stayed in Prague was in Suchdol.

  3. magan

    magan Well-Known Member

    I would think that using car in Prague would be just a trouble, there is very limited parking. Public transportation is excellent and just make sure that you are living near-by.
  4. silverkinguk

    silverkinguk Well-Known Member

    I would say that Prague has one the finest public transport in the world compared to the UK,metro,trams and buses that come frequent and on the dot almost.

  5. delwyno

    delwyno New Member

    Thanks very much for the helpful comments to date. I am looking forward to the move but know from previous moves globally that finding the right place to live is important.
  6. EmcaTanecnice

    EmcaTanecnice Active Member

    Hmmm, I can't remember off the top of my head, where Praha 5 is, but I'm fond of Vyšehrad and Vinohrady...both on the right side of the river. Vyšehrad is a bit out of the way, on the red line (metro) and Vinohrady is on the green line. Both nice places... :D And Vyšehrad is a great place if you want a nice view of the river, and it happens to be the supposed settlement of the first "czechs" Tourists don't know what they are missing!
    You don't need a car, the transportation is great. You can basically take the metro to any supermarket you need, or a mall. Czech transportation is.... :!: :!: :!:

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