Annecy, an excellent place to live.

Annecy, an excellent place to live.

Exceptional geographic location, postcard settings, active job market, … many benefits which have placed Annecy at the top of the French cities where people live the best *.

Looking to live in France?


Read on to get a quick overview of the “Venice of the Alps”:

  1. What to expect?

In southeastern France, between lake and mountains, Annecy has an exceptional natural environment and a dynamic economy thanks to its geographical proximity to several largest cities such as Geneva.

Annecy, capital of Haute-Savoie, is a medium-sized city with many assets: lake and green spaces, nearby ski resorts, dynamic city center and attractive employment area with several headquarters (Salomon, Fusalp, SNR, etc.) and an active tourism and service economy.


  1. Lifestyle

Annecy has an active, outdoorsy lifestyle. Water skiing, paragliding are a few of the most popular local sports, not to mention hiking, biking and sailing. Many local and international sporting events punctuate the life of Annecy residents in summer and winter.

You can also enjoy all the advantages of city life in terms of shops and restaurants, with several Michelin-starred restaurants. Its cultural life is active with the presence of a national theater stage at the Bonlieu cultural center and the International Animated Film Festival. The city has good public transport services and many cycle paths.

Regarding professional life, one resident in ten is a cross-border worker.


  1. What you will love

The shores of the lake, the old city, the cobbled streets, summer swimming and winter skiing, … Annecy is a charming city close to nature where you feel good. Its exceptional living environment and good economic health allow for an ideal compromise between professional and private life.

For those in search of green and quiet environment, many pretty villages around the lake offer a peaceful lifestyle near the city.


  1. The real estate market

Family apartments, small surfaces areas for rental investment, houses with Savoyard or contemporary style, the enthusiasm for the Alpine city is growing and, in some areas, the real estate market is very tight.

Finding a local contact person to help you in your property search is important here. To be assisted or simply advised in your real estate purchase or sale project, Stone & Wood welcomes you to its offices located at this address: 24 rue Guillaume Fichet in Annecy. Please feel free to visit us.


Ranking carried out on 34,841 French municipalities and established by the association “Cities and villages where it is good to live”. 182 criteria and 8 themes were taken into account: quality of life, safety, transport, shops and services, health, education, sports and leisure, solidarity. More information here

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