Buying a house in the canton of Geneva

The canton of Geneva is situated in the west part of Switzerland and Lake Geneva, largely surrounded by France, a country with which it shares more than 90% of its borders. Its capital is the city of Geneva, the second largest Swiss city with 200,000 inhabitants and one of the most highly regarded worldwide. If you want to live in one of the most beautiful countries in Europe, buying a house in the canton of Geneva can be a good option.

The canton offers an incomparable setting and quality of life, as well as a strong currency and great economic stability. It is also very safe which makes it perfect for year-round living. Its real estate market is going upwards and future buyers can benefit from the advantageous legislation, adding to other important factors which will help them to decide whether they wish to move in, buy a second home or enjoy holidays anytime in Geneva.

Geneva is the so-called ‘‘global city’’, the capital is the undisputed economic, cultural, social and diplomatic centre, right in the heart of Europe. An excellent city for business, it is also the birthplace of the Red Cross and is the European headquarters of the United Nations, among others. Its unique location on the banks of the majestic Lake Geneva and its incomparable quality of life make Geneva the perfect place to buy a luxury house. Among the best known residential areas, we find Vieille Ville, Champel, Florissant, Malagnou, Quai Gustave Ador and Quai Wilson.

There are other interesting places, such as Carouge, known as the ‘‘Little Italy’’ of Geneva and Satigny which is the best winegrowing area of Switzerland. Towns situated on the left banks of the lake include Collonge-Bellerive, Conches, Corsier and Anières.

As well as the extraordinary cities on both sides of Lake Geneva, the canton offers magnificent luxury properties which boast a lot of privacy. Check our selection of houses for sale in the canton of Geneva.