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Areas to live in

by Ingeborga Online Now Mar 2, 2013 at 11:59 AM

Hi everyone. I am trying to choose an apartment and can't figure out the best, non-touristy area to live in. Any suggestions?

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    Re: Areas to live in

    by DSwede Online Now Mar 2, 2013 at 1:37 PM

    I guess before I give my opinion on the best neighborhoods, can I ask what you'll be doing down here? Will you be working? Traffic and commuting can be time consuming here, so that may play a big factor in where you want to live. Is budget a concern?

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    Re: Areas to live in

    by gwened Online Now Mar 2, 2013 at 2:02 PM

    well indeed you need to tell us more. I go there often, lived there for long periods and going again end of march. The distances and travel is long; but areas of Niteroi and Duque de Caixas is nice for living,for visiting you need to come into Rio, Urca and Jardim Botanico or barra de tijuca as neighborhoods goes.
    hope it helps

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    by rodrigopintosp Online Now Mar 2, 2013 at 2:48 PM

    Neighborhoods by the beach are among the best, but are also the most touristy ares: Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon. Others to consider, out of the touristy scene are Jardim Botanico, Horto, Gavea, Humaitá, Urca & Flamengo.

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    by cachaseiro Online Now Mar 2, 2013 at 11:59 PM

    If you can afford it then Urca and Gavea are very nice areas, but if you are looking for a cheaper option then Tijuca is a pretty cool neighbourhood aswell.

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    by cachaseiro Online Now Mar 2, 2013 at 11:59 PM

    If you can afford it then Urca and Gavea are very nice areas, but if you are looking for a cheaper option then Tijuca is a pretty cool neighbourhood aswell.

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    Re: Areas to live in

    by milosstojanovic Online Now Mar 3, 2013 at 2:19 AM

    Hello, I read an article about traveling to Rio, I'm sure it can help you make your decision: backpackingtravelpages.com/?...">backpackingtravelpages.com/?...
    I hope it helped :)

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    Re: Areas to live in

    by Ingeborga Online Now Mar 3, 2013 at 7:47 PM

    Thank you for following up!

    No, we won't be working, thank God. It would be purely a pleasure trip. We are looking at budget and moderate accommodations. We are also looking for recommendations for restaurants and jazz clubs.

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    Re: Areas to live in

    by Ingeborga Online Now Mar 3, 2013 at 7:48 PM

    Yeah, we will stay out of Copacabana and Leblon, way too touristy.

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    Re: Areas to live in

    by DSwede Online Now Mar 4, 2013 at 3:07 AM

    Then also I'd opt for a neighborhood like Tijuca as a well rounded area lower in cost.

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    Re: Areas to live in

    by gwened Online Now Mar 4, 2013 at 8:26 AM

    Ingeborga wrote:

    Thank you for following up!

    No, we won't be working, thank God. It would be purely a pleasure trip. We are looking at budget and moderate accommodations. We are also looking for recommendations for restaurants and jazz clubs.


     hahaha oh well, then Urca, jardim botanico or barra de tijuca will be lovely. Apartments need to know the ouftt , they rent them for me there but when do is from http://www.homelidays.com rental b owners I use. Jazz is one of my favorite music and the good one there is the festival at  Cidade Maravilhosa at riodasostrasjazzeblues.com/j...; in case the link dont work having problems with the new and improve VT, is the Rio da sostras jazz blues festival

    or http://jazzrio.com/en/ at the Maze.

    hope it helps

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    Re: Areas to live in

    by GIPA Online Now Mar 26, 2013 at 6:49 PM

    Difficult question...but all I can guarantee is that the city is very overpriced actually.

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