Find it in FRM: Accommodation
Whether you are looking for something in the city or the countryside, modern or old, multicultural or typical of the region – there is something for everyone in FrankfurtRheinMain (FRM). Thanks to the short travelling distances within the region, you can easily commute quickly from one town to the next.
Darmstadt, Frankfurt am Main, Mainz and Wiesbaden are the most populous cities of the FrankfurtRheinMain (FRM) region. In these and in other towns it is common to rent an apartment. Around 50% of Germans live in rented apartments. The best place to find suitable accommodation is on the internet on one of the many commercial websites. Although most adverts are published online nowadays, it is still worth having a look at the classified ads sections of regional newspapers where you will find adverts from private landlords. Alternatively, you can ask a professional real estate agent to look for an apartment for you. However, this service comes at a price.
As well as the standard apartments which are occupied by singles, couples and families, there are completely different housing models, in particular, in the large university cities such as Darmstadt, Frankfurt am Main, Mainz and Wiesbaden.
- If you are only coming for a short period of time, you can rent a furnished apartment.
- Many young skilled workers and students live in a shared flat in Germany, a „Wohngemeinschaft” (WG). In this model, several people share the apartment. They each rent their own room but share a communal kitchen and bathroom. This is very good value and will make it easier to meet people and practise your German day to day. You can find free rooms in shared apartments on dedicated websites online.
- Students also have the option of renting a dorm in student accomodation. You can contact your university for more detailed information.
As is the case all over the world, rental prices have been rising over the past few years in the towns of the FrankfurtRheinMain region. However, compared to other metropolises, the prices are still quite reasonable. You can find an overview of current rental prices in FRM here.
As a general rule: the further away a house or apartment is from the city centre, the more affordable it is. Thanks to the well-developed infrastructure and the extensive public transport network, you can commute to your workplace or university without any problem. In rural areas you can live close to nature and still take advantage of what the vibrant cities have to offer.
Excellent Residential Areas
Over 40 municipalities in FRM have been designated as an “Excellent Residential Area for Skilled Workers and Executives“ by the Chamber of Commerce. These towns will welcome you and your family with open arms and offer special services for international skilled workers, such as information in various languages, attractive childcare services and personal contacts.