Expat Residential Areas

Ho Chi Minh City is divided up into various districts from 1 to 12 and each district into wards. Following is an overview of the most popular expat areas and districts to suit the different lifestyles of individuals, couples and families.

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District 1 (Central Business District)

Vn F Hc Q1 Position In City Core

Resident Profiles:

  •  Singles
  •  Couples

Housing Options: 

  • Serviced apartments 
  • Non-serviced apartments
  • Small town houses

Advantages: 

  • Proximity to central offices, commercial centers and city life.

Disadvantages: 

  • Busy and noisy 
  • Highest price range                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

District 2 (approximately 20 min by car to the city center D1)

Vn F Hc Q2 Position In City Core

Resident Profiles:

  • Singles
  • Couples
  • Families with children of all age groups
  • A large international community

Housing Options: 

  • Serviced apartments 
  • Non-serviced apartments
  • Open or gated compounds 
  • All types of small houses 
  • Big houses with gardens and pools

Advantages: 

  • Quiet
  • Laid back atmosphere
  • Close to the majority of International schools

Disadvantages: 

  • Houses tend to be old and worn down with possibilities of flooding in some areas
  • Longer commuting time to other districts and city center 

District 7 (approximately 20 min by car to the city center D1)

Vn F Hc Q7 Position In City Core

Resident Profiles:

  • Singles
  • Couples
  • Families with children of all age groups
  • A large Asian community

Housing Options: 

  • Serviced apartments 
  • Non-serviced apartments
  • Open or gated compounds 
  • All types of small houses 

Advantages: 

  • Quiet
  • Laid back atmosphere
  • Close to a big International School
  • Modern district

Disadvantages: 

  • This modern district and it's sophisticated atmosphere tends to make you forget that you are in Saigon
  • Longer commuting time to other districts and city center

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