Where to live in Montevideo, Uruguay--Introduction to a four part series
Which city offers the highest quality of living in South America?
According to Mercer, it's Montevideo, Uruguay.
When you come to Montevideo, you'll find its population of 1.4 million spread across 62 distinct neighborhoods.
So, which Montevideo neighborhoods offer the best quality of life?
Welcome to a four-part series: Where to Live in Montevideo, Uruguay--introducing you to four stand-out areas in South America's most livable city.
Part 1: Pocitos Area--Modern urban living
Most newcomers to Montevideo start out in one of the adjoining coastal neighborhoods of Pocitos, Punta Carretas, or the west side of Buceo.
These three communities are collectively referred to as the "Pocitos Area" or "Pocitos". Here you find modern 10-story apartment buildings, upscale shopping malls, and a wide range restaurants.
Part 2: Carrasco--Upscale and roomy
If what you seek is a community of spacious single-family homes with top-rates schools and prestigious social clubs, consider the Montevideo community of Carrasco.
Part 3: The Old City and Centro--Historic architecture and cultural events
If you're the type that likes historic architecture and living in a city's cultural center, take a look at the Montevideo communities of Ciudad Vieja (Old City) and Centro.
Part 4: Parque Rodó--Lots of outdoor activities
Parque Rodó is a small residential neighborhood with a large park, sand beach, amphitheater, and outdoor skating rink.
So, let's move ahead, starting with the Pocitos Area...