Meidling is the 12th district of Vienna. Its special feature is the harmonic fusion of a rural landscape and urban areas. On a total area of 8.1km², there are not only large residential houses but also urban family houses. Furthermore, the transport system is extensively developed. In Meidling, there is also the railway station Wien Meidling as well as the subway lines U4 and U6, which lead also to the City Centre. The 12th district is also rich in building sites and, thus, there are a lot of construction projects, mainly for the purpose of building more residential houses as the population of the district rises constantly (2011: 88,503 citizens; 2015: 92,229 citizens) and therefore the demand for living space too. One of a range of such projects is the “Gartenstadt 2.0” which will provide 1,100 apartments. The completion is planned for 2022. Nowadays, there are 6,047 residential buildings, 803 of them were built after the year 1991 and 1,551 before 1919. Remarkably, the average living space in Meidling is around 65m² and the living space per head is approx. 65m².
The main shopping street of the 12th district is the Meidlinger Hauptstraße which is a pedestrian zone with numerous Cafés, Boutiques and restaurants. After a short walk along that street, there is a possibility for taking a rest in of the recreational areas in the near (Haydnpark; park “Stadtwildnis”). An important role on the real estate market plays also the Palace Hetzendorf, where the Viennese fashion school is located and, therefore, a demand for rental apartments creates. The average purchase price for living space is approx. € 4,343/m² and the rental price is € 13.66/m².