Barcelona is an incredible city to live in, and therefore more and more people choose it as their home. It is one of the European cities that offers a better quality of life. The Catalan capital enjoys a Mediterranean climate that provides good weather almost all year round. It is a large, but manageable city. It is a safe city, with excellent public transport. It has parks, public gardens and both the sea and the mountains are on your doorstep. What more could you possibly want? All these characteristics make Barcelona the ideal city for families with children. Many neighbourhoods in Barcelona are family oriented, and there are many leisure options for smaller children and teenagers. Barcelona also has very good schools and universities, both public and private. In general, the public schools of Barcelona are very well valued, and it also has many private education centers, including some of the most important international schools. Families looking to rent a flat in Barcelona often prefer a duplex. The characteristics of this type of housing makes it perfect for families. Normally duplexes have two floors, connected by a staircase. This guarantees more square meters and a separation of spaces, which is perfect when looking for the comfort of having enough room for the whole family and having the intimacy you obtain by having different floors. Living in a duplex is ideal when parents share their home with children.
Duplexes are in high demand in Barcelona. These homes can usually be found on the top floors of buildings, which most of the time have terraces and large windows to enjoy the bright and sunny days that Barcelona has. You can also find duplexes on ground floors and first floors. These duplexes do not have high terraces with incredible views, but they do usually have a patio or ground floor terrace, that offers outdoor space for the family. A duplex in the heart of the city can be difficult to find, because the type of housing is of a much smaller kind in this area of Barcelona. Smaller houses can not provide the main structure and feautures of a duplex. But there are other neighbourhoods that are much more interesting for families, and that do have this type of rental housing, like Vila Olímpica (near the beach), El Clot, Sants, Sant Andreu or l'Eixample. You can also find luxury duplexes with swimming pools and garden areas in the upper part of Barcelona. The reality is however, that this type of housing is not the most common in the Catalan capital. And since they are much in demand because of the advantages they offer, prices can be a little higher than those of regular apartments. Prices are also influenced by the overall state of the duplex and main building, the number of square meters, and the presence of a terrace, patio or garden area.