Buying a Flat in Zehlendorf – A Splendid Idea

Choosing a place to live in Berlin is not an easy thing to do because the city gives you a rich variety of boroughs, localities and neighbourhoods to choose from, with considerable differences among them. While the downtown districts boast plenty of night-life action and urban variety, outdoor enthusiasts and families with children gravitate toward the outskirts. In the south-west corner of Berlin lies the borough of Steglitz-Zehlendorf whose localities of Zehlendorf and Dahlem offer ideal conditions for combining cultural amenities and urban lifestyle with a scenic setting and the tranquillity it brings. Buying a condominium in Berlin-Zehlendorf is therefore highly recommended if your mind is set on an exquisite housing estate surrounded by plenty of greenery and bodies of water. Having bought a flat in Zehlendorf, you will never be far from the beautiful lakes in south-west Berlin, and still within each reach of downtown. It is this unique combination that makes the idea of buying a home here so attractive.


Pleasant Living in a Condominium in Berlin-Zehlendorf

If you buy a condominium in Berlin-Zehlendorf, you will own property in one of the greenest districts in the metropolis, very close to leafy outdoor areas. Roughly half of the borough area is made up of woods or bodies of water, including a number of lakes with pristine water quality. The outdoors are complemented by more than 40 hectares of plant varieties at the Botanical Garden. But this does not mean that owning a condominium in Zehlendorf will take you out of the city. There are plenty of museums, cinemas, theatres and other cultural venues to entertain you in the evening. Buying a flat in Zehlendorf will also place you in direct proximity to scientists and academics working at the Free University of Berlin or at the institutes of Max Planck Society, and the high share of scholars is reflected in the borough’s social and cultural landscape.

Buying a Condominium in Zehlendorf: Living in the Leafy Locality of Dahlem

Saying “condominium in Berlin-Zehlendorf” is perhaps misleading in the sense that Zehlendorf ceased to be a borough in its own right in 2001, when it was merged with Steglitz to form the new borough of Steglitz-Zehlendorf. Colloquially, however, people will still refer to Zehlendorf, which includes the localities of Dahlem, Nikolassee and Wannsee, as if it were still autonomous. Searches for a condominium in Berlin-Zehlendorf will therefore often return hits from these localities in the district. The same goes for the condominiums presented here, which, while located in Zehlendorf, are actually in Dahlem, at Clayallee 228, to be exact. Clayallee is the central artery connecting the historic town-core of Zehlendorf with Dahlem and Schmargendorf until it merges with Hohenzollerndamm to take you into downtown West-Berlin. Dahlem itself is one of the loveliest and most exclusive localities in Berlin, bordering directly on the woodlands of Grunewald and having excellent infrastructure amenities because it hosts the campus of the Free University Berlin.


Your Zehlendorf Condominium in a Desirable Residential Location on Clayallee

The locality of Dahlem is defined by beautiful townhouses, prestigious embassy buildings and scenic green areas. The loosely structured building cluster of the “Green Quarter” with its well-appointed condominiums sits in the middle of greenery directly across from the recreational areas of Dreipfuhlpark at the southern end of Clayallee. If you plan to buy a flat in Berlin-Zehlendorf or Dahlem, the units now available in the four multi-unit dwellings may be just what you are looking for. On a plot of 14,000 square metres, the houses are arranged in such a pattern that all residents have a lush green view. Other reasons to turn one of these into a luxurious new home include the setting among old-growth trees, lawn areas, mansions from the Belle Époque and modern townhouses, and the fact that the flats were recently refurbished (2016/2017). The common areas of the properties have dark marbled stone floors, large window frontages while the bright, generously proportioned flats come with 3 to 4 bedrooms on footprints of 100 to 130 square metres. The attic floors divide into high-end penthouse flats with a breathtaking vista of the Grunewald forest in the distance

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