It’s hard to find even a little park in some central areas of Lisbon. Are you looking for green neighborhoods? We analyzed what percentage of the surface of each neighborhood is covered by parks and these are the greenest ones: Benfica, Ajuda and Marvila.
Expat families are looking for nice walkable neighborhoods with outdoor areas and good infrastructure (schools, hospitals, playgrounds). Based on the research in the Facebook group dedicated to parents, the most popular neighboods are Campo de Ourique, Parque das Nações and Santo António. However, most expat families choose to live outside of Lisbon - on the coast between the city and Cascais.
Are you looking for neighborhoods with a vibrant food scene? Alvalade is known for its local “tascas” and it's away from touristy areas. You can find “hipster” restaurants in Misericórdia and Arroios is a hub for international and Asian food.
Not a fan of tourist traps? Then consider aviding Misericórdia, Santa Maria Maior and Belém. All the red dots on the map are the Airbnb apartments. Have a look how the Lisbon's tourism density score on Hoodpicker is calculated.
Some neighborhoods serve almost like a pad for planes landing in Lisbon. Sounds crazy but this is how it is. You probably want to avoid certain neighbourhoods if you aren't a deep sleep person. Have a look on this noise map of Lisbon and decide by yourself.
🔴 Very noisy: 60+ dB(A)
🟢 Very little or no noise: >45 dB(A)
You can live in the city while being able to hop on the comfortable coastal train and be on the beach in literally 20 minutes. Which neighborhoods have a train stop? Misericórdia, Estrela, Alcântara and Belém.