Nestling between the Vosges and the Rhine, Alsace is a festive region where folklore and gastronomy predominate. Deep forests and vineyards, as well as picturesque villages abound. In most of the villages of Alsace, property remains traditional: half timbered houses with colored walls and steep roofs, or houses in the pink sandstone of the Vosges. Why buy a property in Alsace? Because the famous storks, the geraniums on the windowsills and traditional Christmases are not just an image. And above all, because the number of towns and villages with the 'Flower village' label is a real sign of a quality lifestyle.
Between the Vosges and the Jura, the Haut-Rhin is a departement with magnificent landscapes which are just great for hikers and mountain bikers. And, in winter, cross country skiing and snow shoe hikes are very common. The Wine Road with its 175 kilometers of vineyards and the Cheese Road in the Munster Valley are required visits for adepts of good living. And then, there are all the magnificent villages: Eguisheim, Riquewihr or Zellenberg... just to mention a few of them! Property in the Haut-Rhin is varied and affordable. So, a plot of building land in Guebwiller or a house in Colmar, you have the choice. But if you would like to get close to the only airport in the world with dual nationality, an apartment in the center of Mulhouse would seem to be the way to go.
On the German border, the Bas-Rhin is a departement where there is a lot to do and to visit. Old churches, castles, charming flower villages and half timbered houses mark out the roads. The forests that cover a third of the surface area are just great for hiking and cycling. Do not forget the Wine Road and the famous Eagles Flight park. The towns are lively and pleasant to live in. Property in Bas-Rhin is very affordable. Would you choose an apartment in the Petite France area of Strasbourg? Or a villa style house in Saverne, pleasant little town on the banks of the canal? Unless you prefer Obernai, a very pleasant little tourist town in the midst of the vineyards.