Sometimes called “the Venice of the Alps”, Annecy is one of the top cities in France to live.
An old town with an air of Dolce Vita with its colourful facades, its narrow streets full of restaurants, a lake with transparent blue-green waters considered to be one of the purest in Europe, its mountains which surround and crown it – it is difficult not to succumb to the charms of the “Pearl of the Alps”.
Beyond its idyllic landscapes, Annecy also attracts people for its dynamic employment area, its rich cultural life and its ideal geographical location.
Annecy is home to numerous companies:
A real breeding ground for SMEs and micro-businesses, Annecy is experiencing solid and sustained growth; moreover, it is the only medium-sized town to be ranked among the top 10 most attractive towns in France for executives in 2020 (according to Cadremploi).
Its economic appeal is based on 4 centres of excellence: mechatronics, business tourism, the sports industry, imaging and multimedia.
As the European capital of outdoor sports, it is home to major brands such as Salomon, Fusalp, The North Face, Millet, Patagonia, Rollerblade, Eider, etc.
With a wide range of training courses, business and engineering schools, the University of Savoie, attracts more than 7,500 students every year who come to enjoy the wide open spaces and the nearby ski resorts.
Where to live ?
With a reduced supply and an ever-increasing demand, the property market is relatively tight.
In addition, due to its proximity to Switzerland, prices per square metre are high.
The area around the lake (the Golden Triangle district), Annecy-le-Vieux and the Old Town are very popular areas.
The Place des Romains, the Novel district and the neighbouring communes of Seynod and Cran-Gevrier offer more affordable pricing.
Near to Annecy and 30 minutes from Geneva, in a more rural setting, the communes of Metz-Tessy, Argonay or La Balme de Sillingy are a good compromise.
Whether you are a romantic, a gourmet, a sportsman, a city dweller or a nature lover, one thing is certain: Annecy will delight you!
It is now time to contact us so that we can present our services to you in your search for accommodation in Annecy!
Anne-Sophie, relocation consultant for Annecy Relocation