OBORISHTE is the center's high-end neighborhood. This is not because the standard of the properties is so different from other parts of the city center, but because Oborishte, historically was the diplomatic neighborhood home to the international residences, embassies, and upper class. Today it is still highly sought-after for its hip but the peaceful atmosphere and proximity to the buzzing, ideal center.
VITOSHKA, GRAF IGNATIEV, NDK
This is Sofia's true center for those who wish to be at the heart of the activity. For buyers not afraid of a bit of remodeling this area offers great investment opportunities for short and long term rental properties. Here you can find areas with a concentration of restaurants, coffee shops, bars and nightlife and others that are quiet, primarily residential but still walking distance to the action.
This area offers the city center lifestyle for less. On the far side Southside of Vitoshka blv., this area is even more predominantly residential. The National Medical Academy is in this area and attracts many foreign students looking to rent.
PIROTSKA, WOMEN'S MARKET, TZAR SIMEON
It is the center's last, underdeveloped, underpriced area. Once the cities old Jewish quarter it has many historic landmarks like the public baths (now converted to the National History Museum) the Mosk, Synagog, and Catholic Church, and of course the famous Halite indoor market and the Women’s outdoor farmers market. This area was not attractive to local developers but now it is being rapidly gentrified. Sofia's craftsmen and artists have set up their ateliers and private investors are now taking advantage of the still sub-market property prices.