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10 Best Places for Families to Live in Hungary

By Betsy Burlingame

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

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

Budapest

Budapest

Budapest is a good place for international families to live due to its rich cultural offerings, numerous recreational areas, and family-friendly facilities. For children, the city offers a variety of activities such as the Palace of Miracles, an interactive science museum, and the Budapest Zoo and Botanical Garden, one of the oldest zoos in the world. The city is also home to several parks and recreational areas, including the expansive City Park, which houses the Budapest Zoo, the Vajdahunyad Castle, and the Széchenyi Thermal Bath. For athletic facilities, the city boasts the Danube Arena, a modern swimming complex that welcomes families, and the Margaret Island, which offers running tracks, swimming pools, and playgrounds. There are also numerous sports clubs that cater to kids, such as the Vasas Sports Club, which offers programs in various sports including football, basketball, and swimming. With its blend of cultural, recreational, and athletic offerings, Budapest provides a vibrant and enriching environment for international families.

"Every city has its plusses and minusses. Budapest is no different. But, after living here for more than 7 years, I think that Budapest is one of the best places that I have ever lived (Phoenix, Chicago and New York City). The streets are relatively clean, overall crime is significantly lower than in many US big cities, and the the public transit is clean, frequent, efficient and very affordable. I don't own a car and really have no need for one in Budapest. I am a city person and enjoy living in the central city. It may not be as quiet as other parts of the city, but I don't mind that and I prefer the convenience of walking or taking transit everywhere I need to go. I have found that my overall cost of living is about 1/3 of what it was in New York and Chicago and about 1/2 of living in Phoenix in the US. I am so happy that I settled here in Budapest. It is a lovely city and I recommend it highly," commented one member living in Budapest, Hungary.

Debrecen

Debrecen is an excellent place for international families to reside, offering a wealth of cultural, recreational, and athletic opportunities. For children, the Agora Science Center is a must-visit, providing interactive exhibits and educational programs that make learning fun. The city also boasts the Debrecen Zoo and Amusement Park, which offers a variety of animal exhibits and thrilling rides. In terms of parks and recreational areas, the Great Forest Park is a popular choice, featuring a botanical garden, a thermal bath, and the Nagyerdei Stadium. For families interested in athletics, the F?nix Hall is a multi-purpose sports complex that welcomes families and offers a variety of sports facilities. Additionally, the Debrecen Swimming Complex is a top-notch facility that caters to swimmers of all ages. Sports clubs such as the Debreceni VSC offer programs for children in sports like football, basketball, and swimming. With its diverse offerings, Debrecen provides a welcoming and engaging environment for international families.

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Szeged

Szeged is a great place for international families to settle, offering a variety of cultural, recreational, and athletic activities. For children, the Pick Salami and Szeged Paprika Museum offers interactive exhibits and educational programs, making learning an enjoyable experience. The city also features the Szeged Zoo, which houses a wide range of animal species and offers educational programs for children. In terms of parks and recreational areas, the Szeged Botanical Garden is a popular choice, offering a peaceful environment and a variety of plant species. The city also boasts the Anna Thermal Bath, a family-friendly facility that provides a relaxing experience. For athletic facilities, the city offers the Szeged Sports Hall, a multi-purpose sports complex that welcomes families and offers a variety of sports facilities. Additionally, the Szeged Swimming Complex is a top-notch facility that caters to swimmers of all ages. Sports clubs such as the Szeged Water Polo Club offer programs for children in sports like water polo, swimming, and more. With its diverse offerings, Szeged provides a welcoming and engaging environment for international families.

Pecs

Pecs

Pecs is a great destination for international families, offering a plethora of cultural, recreational, and athletic activities. For children, the Zsolnay Cultural Quarter is a must-visit, featuring interactive exhibits and educational programs that make learning enjoyable. The city also boasts the Pecs Zoo, which offers a variety of animal exhibits and educational programs for children. In terms of parks and recreational areas, the Tettye Park is a popular choice, offering a peaceful environment and a variety of plant species. For families interested in athletics, the Lauber Dezs? Sports Hall is a multi-purpose sports complex that welcomes families and offers a variety of sports facilities. Additionally, the Pecs Swimming Pool is a top-notch facility that caters to swimmers of all ages. Sports clubs such as the Pecs Football Club offer programs for children in sports like football, basketball, and swimming. With its diverse offerings, Pecs provides a welcoming and engaging environment for international families.

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Gyor

Gyor is a great place for international families to live, offering a wide range of cultural, recreational, and athletic activities. For children, the Raba Quelle Thermal Bath and Spa is a must-visit, providing fun water activities and wellness services for the whole family. The city also features the Xantus Janos Zoo, which houses a variety of animal species and offers educational programs for children. In terms of parks and recreational areas, the Rado Island is a popular choice, offering a peaceful environment and a variety of plant species. The city also boasts the ETO Park, a multi-purpose sports complex that welcomes families and offers a variety of sports facilities. Additionally, the Gyor Ice Rink is a top-notch facility that caters to skaters of all ages. Sports clubs such as the Gyor Women's Handball Club offer programs for children in sports like handball, basketball, and more. With its diverse offerings, Gyor provides a welcoming and engaging environment for international families.

Kecskemet

Kecskemet is an excellent place for international families to reside, offering a variety of cultural, recreational, and athletic activities. For children, the Kecskemet Zoo and Botanical Garden is a must-visit, featuring a wide range of animal species and educational programs. The city also boasts the Kecskemet Toy Museum, which offers interactive exhibits and activities that make learning fun. In terms of parks and recreational areas, the Kecskemet Arboretum is a popular choice, offering a peaceful environment and a variety of plant species. For families interested in athletics, the Kecskemet Bath and Wellness Centre is a multi-purpose sports complex that welcomes families and offers a variety of sports facilities, including pools and gyms. Additionally, the Kecskemet Football Club is a top-notch facility that caters to young athletes of all ages. Sports clubs such as the Kecskemeti TE offer programs for children in sports like football, basketball, and more. With its diverse offerings, Kecskemet provides a welcoming and engaging environment for international families.

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SOPRON

Sopron, Hungary is a wonderful place for international families to settle, offering a diverse range of cultural, recreational, and athletic activities. For children, the Firewatch Tower is a must-visit, providing an exciting historical experience with panoramic views of the city. The city also features the Sopron Museum, which houses a variety of exhibits and offers educational programs for children. In terms of parks and recreational areas, the L?vérek is a popular choice, offering a peaceful environment and a variety of plant species. The city also boasts the Soproni Sportuszoda, a multi-purpose sports complex that welcomes families and offers a variety of sports facilities, including pools and gyms. Additionally, the Soproni VSE is a top-notch sports club that caters to young athletes of all ages. Sports clubs such as the Soproni Labdarúgó Akadémia offer programs for children in sports like football, basketball, and more. With its diverse offerings, Sopron provides a welcoming and engaging environment for international families.

Eger

Eger is an ideal destination for international families, offering a plethora of cultural, recreational, and athletic activities. For children, the Magic Tower is a must-visit, offering interactive exhibits and educational programs that make learning fun. The city also features the Eger Castle, which provides an exciting historical experience and offers children's activities. In terms of parks and recreational areas, the Archbishop's Garden is a popular choice, offering a peaceful environment and a variety of plant species. For families interested in athletics, the Bitskey Aladár Swimming Pool is a multi-purpose sports complex that welcomes families and offers a variety of sports facilities, including pools and gyms. Additionally, the Eger SE is a top-notch sports club that caters to young athletes of all ages. Sports clubs such as the Eger Football Academy offer programs for children in sports like football, basketball, and more. With its diverse offerings, Eger provides a welcoming and engaging environment for international families.

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Szekesfehervar

Szekesfehervar is a fantastic place for international families to live, offering a wide range of cultural, recreational, and athletic activities. For children, the Bory Castle is a must-visit, providing an exciting historical experience with interactive exhibits and educational programs. The city also features the King Stephen Museum, which houses a variety of exhibits and offers children's activities. In terms of parks and recreational areas, the Sóstó Nature Reserve is a popular choice, offering a peaceful environment and a variety of plant species. The city also boasts the Szekesfehervar City Pool, a multi-purpose sports complex that welcomes families and offers a variety of sports facilities, including pools and gyms. Additionally, the Szekesfehervar Football Club is a top-notch sports club that caters to young athletes of all ages. Sports clubs such as the Szekesfehervar Youth Football Academy offer programs for children in sports like football, basketball, and more. With its diverse offerings, Szekesfehervar provides a welcoming and engaging environment for international families.

Veszprem

Veszprem is a good place for international families to live, offering a diverse range of cultural, recreational, and athletic activities. For children, the Veszprem Zoo is a must-visit, providing an exciting wildlife experience with interactive exhibits and educational programs. The city also features the Laczkó Dezs? Museum, which houses a variety of exhibits and offers children's activities. In terms of parks and recreational areas, the Kittenberger Kálmán Botanical Garden is a popular choice, offering a peaceful environment and a variety of plant species. The city also boasts the Veszprem Arena, a multi-purpose sports complex that welcomes families and offers a variety of sports facilities, including pools and gyms. Additionally, the Veszprem Handball Club is a top-notch sports club that caters to young athletes of all ages. Sports clubs such as the Veszprem Youth Football Academy offer programs for children in sports like football, basketball, and more. With its diverse offerings, Veszprem provides a welcoming and engaging environment for international families.

About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.


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