It’s apartment hunting time and you’re looking for the right home to rent. You might be overwhelmed by the number of apartments available for rent in Lebanon, and are having trouble deciding where to live. Many factors need to be considered in the decision making process such as price, proximity to work and size of the apartment. With this in mind, a lot of people decide to live in the El Metn area due to being close to Beirut and also having lower rental fees.
El Metn district falls in the Mount Lebanon Governorate, east of Beirut with Jdeideh being its capital. This district is known for its splendid view of the Mediterranean and rich scenery, along to its various market offerings when it comes to apartment rentals. One of the most popular residential areas in El Metn district are Mansourieh, Baabdat, Ain Saadeh, Naccache, Sin El Fil and Monteverde. Generally speaking, apartments for rent in El Metn district are available for a range of $500 to $7,500 per month. Apartments for rent in Beirut on the other hand are available for a range between $900 to $9,600. Both areas have high-end finishing apartments that are available for rent at high monthly rates, yet starting rental fees highly differ between El Metn and Beirut.
It’s more likely that you would find an apartment for rent in El Metn for around $500, while in Beirut, you need to pay almost the double. This is why many people opt to look for apartments for rent in El Metn instead of Beirut. Most affordable areas to find an apartment for in El Metn are Mansourieh, Roumie and Beit Meri. If you’re looking for a high-end finishing apartment on the other hand, you might want to search for apartments for rent in Rabieh, Monteverde, Biyada, and Naccache.
What to Expect
There are other popular districts in Lebanon, especially in the Mount Lebanon Governorate, yet El Metn ranks first, Baabda and Kesrouane fall in second and third place in terms of popularity. Starting prices for monthly rental fees are more expensive in Baabda, which are around $600 compared to Kesrouane’s $400. Monthly rental fees in Baabda and Kesrouane can reach as high as $4000 which are still less expensive than EL Metn’s $7,500.
Prices are obviously related to an apartment’s size and number of bedrooms. Apartments for rent in El Metn can be as cozy as 70sqm or as big as 600sqm. If you’re looking for a new apartment for rent in El Metn for you to live alone at, there’s a high chance that you would find an apartment with one bedroom only. On the other hand, if you have a big family and are looking for a new apartment to move into, number of bedrooms in El Metn can go up to 6 beds.
Write down a list of your criteria and filter your online search for more narrowed results. Once you decide on a couple of apartments to check out, you’ll need to compare them with respect to several aspects. Evaluate the neighborhood; see if it’s close to your most visited places, visit it during different times of the day to see if it’s quiet and feels safe, you can also talk to residents and take their opinion about the neighborhood. Then, it’s time to inspect the property and check out the bathrooms, light fixtures, doors and windows as well as any signs of leakages or disrepair. Be sure to ask lots of good questions and satisfy your curiosity before you sign the tenancy contract for your rental apartment in El Metn.