The 7 PLACES in the hinterland of MILAN that you like best to BUY HOME

Which are the towns in the province of Milan where you buy a house in most cases? And at what prices?

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Milan is one of the key cities for Italy: there are many people who move here for work and the services offered. In recent years, however, there has been a change of direction regarding the purchase of houses in Milan: people are no longer looking for a property in the heart of the city but prefer a house in the surrounding villages. Which are the towns in the province of Milan where you buy a house in most cases? And at what prices?

The 7 PLACES in the hinterland of MILAN that you like best to BUY HOME

#1 Pioltello


Pioltello, a town of 35,000 inhabitants about 11 km from Milan. Here you can have the comforts of a country town, all the necessary services and proximity to the big city. The average price of apartments for sale is 1,700 €/m², 9% less than the regional price.

#2 Cinisello Balsamo

Cinisello Balsamo

Cinisello Balsamo is the second largest town in the hinterland of Milan with more than 73,000 inhabitants. Its name derives from the union of Cinisello and Balsamo which merged to form a single town north of the city. The average selling price is € 1,833/m². It is easy to understand why people come to live in Cinisello Balsamo: a quiet place full of history, away from the chaos of Milan but well connected with the city.

#3 Novate Milanese

Novate milanese

Novate is a town of about 20,000 inhabitants, located in the first belt of the city of Milan, to the north. It is perfect for those who do not want to travel too much from Milan and do not want to give up fast connections to the city center. The location is also excellent for traveling on the lakes motorway. Here the average selling price is € 2,339/m².

#4 Sesto San Giovanni

Sesto San Giovanni

It is the municipality with the most inhabitants in the Milanese hinterland: 81,822 to be precise. Here a house costs on average € 2,241/m². In the twentieth century it was the site of one of the largest and most extensive industrial concentrations in Italy, while today it is densely inhabited and urbanistically merged with the city of Milan, so much so that it is impossible to understand where the city ends and where the municipality of Sesto begins. Connections are also excellent, thanks to the subway.

#5 Corsico


Corsico is on the border with the south-west of Milan. It was born in the territory that would have been crossed by the Naviglio Grande canal, built 50 years later, today it hosts 35,000 inhabitants. A house in Corsico costs on average € 2,009/m². The main advantages are the presence of the Naviglio and the large green spaces.

#6 Cerro al Lambro

Cerro al Lambro

Cerro al Lambro is a town of 5,000 inhabitants, a small town in the plain, bordering the provinces of Lodi and Pavia, of ancient origins, whose main activity was agriculture. It stands on the right bank of the Lambro river, which with its waters has allowed to increase productivity over time. Houses here cost an average of € 1,665/m². Cerro is perfect for those who really want to savor the countryside and the tranquility of small villages by finding a home at almost bargain prices.

#7 Gessate


Gessate is a town of 8,654 inhabitants located in the countryside east of Milan, not far from the Adda river and marked by the passage of the Naviglio. Here the average house price is € 1,792/m². The big advantage is the connection to the subway.

#The reasons for choosing to live in smaller towns are less traffic, chaos and pollution

What are the main reasons for going outside Milan? The first are the Milanese traffic and pollution. What you are looking for in living outside Milan is a better quality of life with lower levels of stress, states of anxiety, insomnia and nervousness.

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(Original article by Andra Stefania Gatu)

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