Expat Residential Areas

The question of what is the best area to live in Ho Chi Minh City as expat is always one of the first question each expat ask him or herself. Relocation Vietnam tries to help you to chose the best area to live in HCMC as expat.

For your information, 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 areas to live in Saigon as expat and districts to suit the different lifestyles of individuals, couples and families.

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District 1: The best place to live in HCMV as an expat if you are looking for the madness of the city centre

Vn F Hc Q1 Position In City Core

The District 1 is the best area to live in Saigon as expat for those who are:

  •  Single
  •  Couple

In this area to live in Saigon as expat, you will find:

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

The advantage of this area to live in HCMC as expat is:

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

The disavantages of this area to live in HCMC as expat are:

  • Busy and noisy 
  • Highest price range        

District 2: The best place to live in Saigon as an expat if you are looking for an international community

Vn F Hc Q2 Position In City Core

The District 2 is the best area to live in Saigon as expat for those who are:

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

In this area to live in Saigon as expat, you will find:

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

The advantages of this area to live in HCMC as expat are:

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

The disavantages of this area to live in HCMC as expat are:

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

Binh Tanh District: The best place to live in Saigon as an expat to be close to the city centre and avoid its disadvantages

Binh Tanh District

The Binh Tanh District is the best area to live in Saigon as expat for those who are:

  • Singles
  • Couples
  • A large Asian and Expats community

In this area to live in Saigon as expat, you will find:

  • Serviced Apartments
  • Non-Serviced Apartments 
  • Small town houses

The advantages of this area to live in HCMC as expat are:

  • Close to D1
  • Easy access

The disavantages of this area to live in HCMC as expat are:

  • Lot of traffic 
  • Noisy

District 7: The best place to live in Saigon as an expat if you are looking for an Asian community

Vn F Hc Q7 Position In City Core

The District 7 is the best area to live in Saigon as expat for those who are:

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

In this area to live in Saigon as expat, you will find:

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

The advantages of this area to live in HCMC as expat are:

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

The disavantages of this area to live in HCMC as expat are:

  • 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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Relocation Vietnam - Area to live in Saigon as expat