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10 Best Places for Families to Live in Croatia

By Joshua Wood, LPC

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Summary: In this article, we highlight some of the best places for international families to live in Croatia.

If you're dreaming about moving with your family to Croatia and haven't decided where to live, here are some of the best places for international families to live in Croatia.

Zagreb

Zagreb, the capital city of Croatia, is a good place for international families to live. The city is rich in cultural and recreational activities that cater to children. For instance, the Museum of Illusions and the Technical Museum Nikola Tesla offer interactive exhibits and educational programs that are both fun and educational for kids. The city is also home to numerous parks and recreational areas such as Maksimir Park, which is the largest park in Zagreb and includes a zoo, and Bundek Park, which has a lake for swimming and boating. For families interested in sports and fitness, there are several athletic facilities such as the Svetice Recreation Center, which has a pool, gym, and sports fields. Additionally, there are numerous sports clubs that cater to children, such as the Zagreb Youth Sports Association, which offers a variety of sports programs for kids. With its rich history, vibrant culture, and family-friendly amenities, Zagreb offers a welcoming and engaging environment for international families.

Split

Split

Split, is an ideal choice for international families seeking a vibrant and engaging place to live. The city is teeming with child-friendly activities and attractions. For instance, the Split Science Museum and Zoo offers interactive exhibits and educational programs that are both entertaining and informative for children. The city also boasts numerous parks and recreational areas such as Marjan Forest Park, a vast green space perfect for picnics, hiking, and cycling. The city's Riva Promenade is another popular spot for families, offering a beautiful seaside walkway lined with cafes and playgrounds. For those interested in sports and fitness, Split offers several athletic facilities such as the Poljud Stadium, which houses a swimming pool and gym. Additionally, there are numerous sports clubs that cater to children, such as the Split Youth Sports Club, which offers a variety of sports programs for kids. With its rich history, stunning architecture, and family-friendly amenities, Split provides a welcoming and stimulating environment for international families.

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Rijeka

Rijeka is a wonderful place for international families to settle down. The city is filled with activities that are both fun and educational for children. For instance, the Peek & Poke Computer Museum offers interactive exhibits that are both engaging and informative for kids. The city also has several parks and recreational areas such as the Trsat Castle Park, a beautiful green space with a playground and stunning views of the city. The Kantrida Swimming Pools, located near the sea, are a popular spot for families, offering both indoor and outdoor pools. For those interested in sports, Rijeka offers several athletic facilities such as the Center Zamet, which houses a gym and sports hall. Additionally, there are numerous sports clubs that cater to children, such as the Rijeka Sports Association for Children and Youth, which offers a variety of sports programs for kids. With its rich maritime history, diverse culture, and family-friendly amenities, Rijeka provides a welcoming and stimulating environment for international families.

Osijek

Osijek is an excellent place for international families to reside. The city is filled with activities that are both entertaining and educational for children. For instance, the Museum of Slavonia offers interactive exhibits that are both engaging and informative for kids. The city also has several parks and recreational areas such as the King Držislav Park, a beautiful green space with a playground and stunning views of the city. The Copacabana Beach on the Drava River is a popular spot for families, offering a beautiful riverside area for swimming and sunbathing. For those interested in sports, Osijek offers several athletic facilities such as the City Pools, which houses both indoor and outdoor pools. Additionally, there are numerous sports clubs that cater to children, such as the Osijek Sports Association for Children and Youth, which offers a variety of sports programs for kids. With its rich history, diverse culture, and family-friendly amenities, Osijek provides a welcoming and stimulating environment for international families.

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Zadar

Zadar is a fantastic destination for international families looking for a vibrant and engaging place to live. The city is brimming with child-friendly activities and attractions. For instance, the Museum of Ancient Glass offers interactive workshops where children can learn about the ancient art of glassmaking. The city also boasts numerous parks and recreational areas such as the Queen Jelena Madijevka Park, a beautiful green space perfect for picnics and outdoor games. The Kolovare Beach, located near the city center, is a popular spot for families, offering a beautiful seaside area for swimming and sunbathing. For those interested in sports and fitness, Zadar offers several athletic facilities such as the Višnjik Sports Center, which houses a swimming pool, gym, and sports fields. Additionally, there are numerous sports clubs that cater to children, such as the Zadar Youth Sports Association, which offers a variety of sports programs for kids. With its rich history, stunning architecture, and family-friendly amenities, Zadar provides a welcoming and stimulating environment for international families.

Pula

Pula is a wonderful choice for international families seeking a vibrant and enriching place to live. The city is teeming with activities that are both fun and educational for children. For instance, the Historical and Maritime Museum of Istria offers interactive exhibits that are both engaging and informative for kids. The city also boasts numerous parks and recreational areas such as the Valkane Beach, a beautiful seaside area perfect for swimming and sunbathing. The Lungomare, a stunning coastal promenade, is another popular spot for families, offering a beautiful area for walking and cycling. For those interested in sports and fitness, Pula offers several athletic facilities such as the Pula City Pools, which houses both indoor and outdoor pools. Additionally, there are numerous sports clubs that cater to children, such as the Pula Sports Association for Children and Youth, which offers a variety of sports programs for kids. The city also hosts the Pula Super City kids' festival, a popular event filled with sports, games, and entertainment for children. With its rich history, stunning architecture, and family-friendly amenities, Pula provides a welcoming and stimulating environment for international families.

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Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is a good place for international families to settle. The city is filled with activities that are both entertaining and educational for children. For instance, the Dubrovnik Natural History Museum offers interactive exhibits that are both engaging and informative for kids. The city also has several parks and recreational areas such as the Gradac Park, a beautiful green space with a playground and stunning views of the Adriatic Sea. The Banje Beach, located near the city center, is a popular spot for families, offering a beautiful seaside area for swimming and sunbathing. For those interested in sports, Dubrovnik offers several athletic facilities such as the Gospino Polje Sports Center, which houses a swimming pool, gym, and sports fields. Additionally, there are numerous sports clubs that cater to children, such as the Dubrovnik Sports Association for Children and Youth, which offers a variety of sports programs for kids. With its rich history, stunning architecture, and family-friendly amenities, Dubrovnik provides a welcoming and stimulating environment for international families.

Varazdin

Varazdin is a fantastic destination for international families looking for a vibrant and enriching place to live. The city is brimming with activities that are both fun and educational for children. For instance, the Varazdin City Museum offers interactive exhibits that are both engaging and informative for kids. The city also boasts numerous parks and recreational areas such as the beautiful Varazdin Park, a lush green space with a playground and stunning views of the city. The Drava River, with its riverside promenade, is another popular spot for families, offering a beautiful area for walking, cycling, and picnicking. For those interested in sports and fitness, Varazdin offers several athletic facilities such as the Varazdin Pools, which houses both indoor and outdoor pools. Additionally, there are numerous sports clubs that cater to children, such as the Varazdin Sports Association for Children and Youth, which offers a variety of sports programs for kids. The city also hosts the Varazdin Street Festival, a popular event filled with sports, games, and entertainment for children. With its rich history, stunning Baroque architecture, and family-friendly amenities, Varazdin provides a welcoming and stimulating environment for international families.

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Sibenik

Sibenik is a fantastic place for international families to reside. The city is filled with activities that are both entertaining and educational for children. For instance, the Sibenik City Museum offers interactive exhibits that are both engaging and informative for kids. The city also has several parks and recreational areas such as the Sibenik City Park, a beautiful green space with a playground and stunning views of the Adriatic Sea. The Banj Beach, located near the city center, is a popular spot for families, offering a beautiful seaside area for swimming and sunbathing. For those interested in sports, Sibenik offers several athletic facilities such as the Solaris Aquapark, which houses a swimming pool, gym, and sports fields. Additionally, there are numerous sports clubs that cater to children, such as the Sibenik Sports Association for Children and Youth, which offers a variety of sports programs for kids. With its rich history, stunning architecture, and family-friendly amenities, Sibenik provides a welcoming and stimulating environment for international families.

Porec

Porec is a good choice for international families seeking a vibrant and enriching place to live. The city is abundant with activities that are both fun and educational for children. For instance, the Porec Aquarium offers interactive exhibits that are both engaging and informative for kids, allowing them to learn about marine life in a fun and interactive way. The city also boasts numerous parks and recreational areas such as the beautiful Park Materada, a lush green space with a playground and stunning views of the Adriatic Sea. The Brulo Beach, located near the city center, is another popular spot for families, offering a beautiful seaside area for swimming and sunbathing. For those interested in sports and fitness, Porec offers several athletic facilities such as the Zelena Laguna Sports Centre, which houses both indoor and outdoor pools, a gym, and sports fields. Additionally, there are numerous sports clubs that cater to children, such as the Porec Sports Association for Children and Youth, which offers a variety of sports programs for kids. The city also hosts the Porec Open Air Festival, a popular event filled with sports, games, and entertainment for children. With its rich history, stunning architecture, and family-friendly amenities, Porec provides a welcoming and stimulating environment for international families.

About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.


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