For those who are looking for the best neighborhoods in Medellin to live, Medellin Tourist makes a list of the places you must consider to find your new home in Antioquia.

Medellin is one of the cities in Colombia with sustained growth. The investments in construction and infrastructure are constantly increasing in order to offer its inhabitants a better quality of life and not only in the urban area, but also in the suburbs of Medellin. On the other hand, during the last years, the city has been chosen by colombians as one of the best areas to live in the country.

But, what are the best places in Medellin?

El Poblado

El Poblado is one of the first options that are presented when looking for a home in Medellin. It is an area of ​​Medellin that is changing, and if at one time it was totally residential, the tourist growth and the arrival of foreigners have made offices and businesses settle down.

For this reason, in the 22 neighborhoods that make up the 14th district of Medellin, there are shops, green areas, business buildings and apartments with all the amenities to accommodate a family or with enough space for those who seek to live alone. Due to the great demand of El Poblado neighborhood, it is not one of the most economical areas to live.


Among the neighborhoods of Medellin, another of the most recommended areas is Laureles. As El Poblado, maintains a good amount of green areas, is very well connected with the rest of the city and adds several points of interest, which also keeps a large number of tourists in the area.

In addition, this commune has a great gastronomic offer, several bars and clubs for nightlife, if you’re interested in that kind of activities. You can visit several shopping centers, which offer movie theaters. For outdoor living, add a skate park, basketball courts, and the area surrounding the Estadio Atanasio Girardot to practice sports or go for a run.


As in the other cases, Belén is one of the neighborhoods of Medellin and a commune. In this case it is one of the oldest in the city. If you are thinking of living there, you will have everything you need for daily life: good routes of communication with the city, nearby shopping centers, gastronomic offer, and good schools.

Although it is considered one of the best areas to live, even the prices are more accessible than in El Poblado or Laureles. The apartments there are spacious, it is possible to find some good project with the amenities they offer (common areas, including swimming pool, social area, jacuzzi, surveillance, etc.), and several neighborhoods with houses and residential areas.

La Candelaria

In this district, you can choose the neighborhood that gives it its name, San Diego, Prado and Boston. Among its streets you will find several historic buildings and remarkable architecture, which places it as a heritage center of Medellin.

The prices of the apartments vary, but it is still possible to find good spaces with excellent finishes and furniture for a reasonable price. The increase in investment is diversifying the market, as well as the arrival of new businesses and offices.

La América

This district also gives name to the Commune, and next to Calasanz are the best options to live if you look for houses or residential areas. But like the whole city, it is also making improvements in the infrastructure and businesses are being added to cover the needs of the residents who live there.

In addition, you can access great schools, good connections to move around the city, and a good amount of green spaces, which allow a good quality of life.