Arroios is home to people from 78 different nationalities.
In its houses that maintain their original architecture, dominated by larger homes.
Combining residential areas with commerce, is no surprise that this has become a popular neighborhood for families and students. Here the traditional commerce lives side by side with modern stores. There isn't a strong sense of neighborhood here and yet Arroios is close to the city centre. Catching the green metro line, you can reach Baixa in about 12 minutes.
Rato is one of the favourite neighbourhoods to live in for many students in Lisbon.
It is very, very central and has some really great restaurants and bars to discover: it's one of those neighbourhoods with a thousand little secrets to discover.
One of the main practical advantages in living in Rato is transport. Not only are you already living practically in the centre of town, getting around is almost too easy. Rato has its own metro station and plenty of bus alternatives. You have a few supermarkets, stationer’s and all kinds of other shops around.