It is one of the main business centers in Paris after La Défense and the QCA (Quartier Central des Affaires de Paris). So, when you start a new job in the Paris area, there is a good chance that your company will be located in Issy-les-Moulineaux (or its surroundings). We present you the best housing solutions, for a few months or several years.
Introduction to Issy-les-Moulineaux
Located in the Hauts-de-Seine department, within the Île-de-France region, Issy-les-Moulineaux is a commune bordering the southwest of Paris.
On the border of the 15th arrondissement of Paris, this city of about 70,000 inhabitants has the reputation of being dynamic and welcoming, while escaping the hustle and bustle of Paris. As a result, many executives and families choose to live here, looking for a quieter suburb than Paris itself.
The edge of the Seine and the many green spaces such as the Ile Saint-Germain park and the banks of the Seine make it easy to go running and get some fresh air.
Numerous infrastructures are present and the city is well served by public transport: RER B (Issy-Val-de-Seine) and metro line 12 (Mairie D’Issy).
It is easy to get to Paris or to Europe’s leading business district, La Défense, by Tram 2 (Issy-Val-de-Seine).
Which location should I choose for my home?
- Living in Issy-les-Moulineaux
Living in the heart of Issy will give you the advantage of being close to your workplace, which is especially interesting when you start a new job. The city is divided into several districts that we present to you:
– Downtown – Corentin Celton – Les Varennes. Served by the metro line 12 (Mairie D’Issy). Hypercenter of the city and the most popular district because of its proximity to Paris and the friendly neighborhood life around the square of the town hall of Issy.
– Val-de-Seine – Les Arches. In the heart of the business district, very popular with executives working there. Most of the apartments are located there.
– Les Hauts d’Issy – Les Épinettes – Le Fort. This upmarket neighborhood is growing rapidly and has a greater proportion of houses (21% versus 79% of apartments). It is also inhabited by executive families who work in the area.
The neighboring towns are Boulogne-Billancourt (to the northwest) and Vanves (to the northeast), located 2.4 km and 1.7 km respectively from Issy-les-Moulineaux.
- Living in Paris intra-muros
Some young professionals or executives working in Issy-les-Moulineaux prefer to take advantage of the bustling activity of Paris. This is particularly true for certain profiles returning to or discovering Paris for the first time. To avoid long commute times during rush hour, it is advisable to stay in the nearby districts: 7th/14th/15th/16th.
The Porte de Versailles allows you to reach Issy-les-Moulineaux by metro line 12 (Mairie D’Issy). The RER C (Issy-Val-de-Seine) is direct to the center of Paris (Eiffel Tower – Champs de Mars).
What are the housing solutions when you work in Issy-les-Moulineaux or its surroundings?
Several choices are possible, depending on your needs and the length of your stay.
They are numerous and suitable for stays of a few nights. However, they are too expensive and unattractive if you want to stay for more than a month.
- Long-term rental (minimum 1 year) :
There are several websites that will allow you to try to rent an apartment in Paris, but the competition is fierce! You will also have to go through several steps such as the preparation of a long rental file, the visit with the owner/agency as well as all the time-consuming and costly administrative procedures related to moving into a new apartment (gas-electricity subscription, wi-fi, TV, furniture and decoration, possible agency fees). The process can be long and complicated, especially if you are not already in the area. We do not recommend this solution if you are looking for a place to live for a few months, as leases are concluded for a minimum of one year, generally without the possibility of subletting.
- Coliving residence / furnished apartments :
A personal or professional transition brings you to Issy-les-Moulineaux?
Finestate coliving residences are a perfect hybrid solution between hotels and traditional housing. It is possible to book a place in a few clicks. They are specially designed for all people in transition or evolution. It is possible to book an independent and ready-to-live apartment from one month rental. Hotel services (cleaning, laundry, maintenance) as well as the provision of common spaces (rooftop, garden, lounge, home cinema, coworking) are included in the rent. Coliving is starting to be massively adopted by companies who appreciate its flexibility. In particular, they house new recruits as well as mobile executives who need a place to stay.