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What is a typical expat home or apartment like in Porto?

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We asked expats what a typical home or apartment in Porto is like. They answered...

"A typical expat home or apartment in Porto, is often located in the city center or in popular neighborhoods such as Foz do Douro, Ribeira, or Vila Nova de Gaia. These homes are usually within walking distance to local amenities like shops, restaurants, and public transportation. The apartments are often housed in traditional Portuguese buildings, with some featuring the iconic azulejo tiles on the exterior. Inside, they are typically modern and well-equipped with all the necessary amenities. They often have one to three bedrooms, a living room, a kitchen, and one or two bathrooms. Many apartments come with balconies or terraces, offering views of the city or the Douro River. Some expat homes, especially those located further from the city center, may also have a small garden or patio. The interiors are usually bright and airy, with high ceilings and large windows. The decor often combines traditional Portuguese elements with contemporary design, creating a comfortable and stylish living environment. In terms of utilities, most homes in Porto are equipped with heating systems due to the cool winters. Air conditioning is less common, as the city's climate is relatively mild in the summer. Many expats choose to live in apartments or condominiums that offer additional amenities such as a swimming pool, gym, or security services. However, some prefer to live in standalone houses, particularly if they are moving with their families. Regardless of the type of home, most expats in Porto find that the cost of living is relatively affordable compared to other European cities. This, combined with the city's rich culture and friendly locals, makes Porto a popular choice for expats from around the world," explained one expat living in Porto, Portugal.

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"We rent a condo. Yes, most of our expat friends have done the same, although, as it turns out, our landlords are also expats who own several condos and a single family house that they live in," said another expat in Porto, Portugal.

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