Buda is on the western segment of Budapest, located on the west bank of the Danube, and is known for its rich historical landmarks, leafy green areas, hillside topography, and some of the most luxurious estates and villas that are popular with senior management figures with families who reside in Budapest.
The two main areas of the 1st district are the Buda Castle and Víziváros, both part of the Unesco World Heritage. The area is also home to numerous sights, monuments and museums (Naphegy, Tabán, Gellérthegy, Déli railway station, and the most famous sights: the Chainbridge and the Fisherman’s Bastion), as well as luxury estates, high standard apartments and villas situated in prestigious neighborhoods with a historic atmosphere.
District II. of Budapest is the more upscale villa area of the Hungarian capital, due to its great location (the city centre is easily accessible, while offering more relaxed surroundings) and beautiful green parks. The district has multiple parts that deliver the most beautiful panoramas in the city. The more prestigious parts of the district are Rózsadomb, Szemlőhegy, Felhévíz and Rézmál, which also offer luxury accommodation for many world-renowned Hollywood movie stars spending months in Budapest while on location for filming. The Buda Nature Reserve can also be found here.
The district is mostly populated by the upper-class citizens that moved here in the 1990s and 2000s. The rate of expats is also high, and some of the classy villas are housing embassies.
Óbuda – the oldest and third biggest district of Budapest, the name is translated as "Old Buda". It has its own island called Óbudai-sziget (home of the famous Sziget Festival), and houses two amphitheaters. During the 20th century a lot of its original looks was transformed, resulting in today’s eclectic mix of all ages and architectural styles.
District XI. is one of the most diverse and biggest areas in Budapest. The district houses the renowned Gellért Spa and Gellérthegy.
A lot of university campuses can be found here, including the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. The real estate values are on the rise, as this secure district becomes more and more popular among young adults.
District XII. of Budapest is one the most peaceful, green, and luxurious areas of the city, housing the wealthiest families. This part of Budapest is filled with luscious green hills, which are ideal for a weekend hiking trip or for a break after the busy week. Most of the area is covered by forests and vineyards, so it is often called the "lungs of Budapest" or the local "Hollywood Hills". With regards to properties, district XII. in Budapest is known for its grandiose villas, mansions and upscale private homes. Lavish restaurants, confectionaries and hiking paths are scattered around Normafa. The most elegant malls, cultural institutions, universities and biomarkets are also found here.
The area is chosen as the residences of the President and Prime Minister, as well as other major political figures of Hungary.