Nantes’ attractiveness has exploded since the confinements. The city represents a good compromise between the dynamism of the city, easy TGV access to Paris and proximity to the countryside and the Atlantic coast. The health crisis has also given new importance to other criteria, such as the presence of gardens, balconies, loggias and terraces. Homes with these features sell well, despite their higher prices. An apartment with a balcony or terrace sells much more easily than a conventional apartment!
The metropolis boasts many green spaces and has long since adopted bicycle paths to enable you to easily discover the city’s hypercentre: from Place Graslin, to the Château des Ducs de Bretagne, via the Passage Pommeraye…
And real estate… Over the past few years, we’ve seen a rise in property prices in the metropolis, closely linked to the arrival of many new residents each year. However, the year 2023 is marking time, with an average price per m2 of €4139.
The average price per m2 differs across the metropolitan area (Nantes, Rezé, Saint Herblain, Carquefou, La Chapelle-sur-Erdre…). We are seeing a strong attraction for the west of Nantes, as the Atlantic coast is only an hour away by car. This is a good way for buyers to benefit from the dynamism of the city of Nantes, while getting closer to the Atlantic coast. The average price per m2 in the Dervallières-Zola west district is €4,046/m2, making it one of the most expensive districts in Nantes, along with the city center at €4,328/m2, the Hauts Pavés Saint-Félix district at €4,452/m2 and Malakoff Saint-Donatien at €4,110/m2.
In 2023, the average price of a house in Nantes will be around €1.1 million, compared with €700,000 for an apartment.
As for Nantes’ neighborhoods, Graslin, Guisth’au and Aristide Briand are the most popular, thanks to their historic charm and central location. Saint-Pasquier, Saint-Donatien, Saint-Félix and the Prefecture district also attract premium buyers.
Nantes’ real estate stock has been constantly renewing itself over the past few years.
The Malakoff and Pré-Gauchet areas are currently undergoing major redevelopment, with the construction of over 1,500 new homes. The Île de Nantes district, once home to foundry factories and shipyards, offers a wealth of modern housing, service companies and shops, making it a lively district open to culture and creativity. The Île de Nantes is continuing its transformation with the construction of the future university hospital. The creative district, already home to several major structures such as the Palais de Justice, the Machines de l’Ile with the Eléphant, the Ecole des Beaux Arts and La Fabrique, has continued its transformation with the move in of the Nantes School of Design.