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Frankfurt, Western Districts

The largest district in Frankfurt on the Main

Frankfurt-West describes the western districts of the city. With around 130,000 inhabitants, it is the largest district of the Main metropolis. The centre of culture and economic life is the Frankfurt-Hoechst district, which was incorporated in the spring of 1928. Frankfurt-Hoechst is characterized by its well-preserved iconic old town with many half-timbered buildings, the picturesque Schlossplatz with its castle, as well as the baroque Bolongaropalast [1].

Sometimes, even Frankfurters seem to be a little surprised by the beauty and sights of the district of Hoechst. This is largely due to the fact that Hoechst is mostly associated with Industriepark Hoechst (Industrial Park, formerly Farbwerke Hoechst) but also with other industrial sites in the west, such as Industriepark Griesheim. The current population of Höchst is 15,685.

Further districts in Frankfurt West: Schwanheim, Griesheim, Nied, Sindlingen, Zeilsheim, Unterliederbach, Sossenheim.

Real estate market development

According to the real estate price index of www.wohnungsboerse.net, the average price for a residential property (2018) in Frankfurt is currently 5,891.02 EUR / sqm (Hesse: 3,594.26 EUR / sqm, Germany 3,484.95 EUR / sqm).

In Frankfurt West, Höchst with 5,677.19 EUR / sqm is slightly below average, followed by Unterliederbach with 4,103.98 EUR / sqm, Schwanheim with 4,082.54 EUR / sqm, Nied with 3,639.97 EUR / sqm and Griesheim with 3,642.20 EUR / sqm. This means that all these districts are still above the Hessian and German average. Sossenheim with 2,849.28 EUR per square meter is comparatively affordable by Frankfurt standards.

If you are interested in rent prices in Frankfurt, you will find a current rent index here.

Transportation and traffic

The Frankfurt-Höchst railway station is located in Hoechst, a district of Frankfurt. With twelve platform tracks, it is the second largest station in Frankfurt on the Main. The Frankfurt-Hoechst station is particularly important in the suburban, suburban and regional areas. In recent years, this station has become the most important public transportation node in Western Frankfurt. Two regional express lines as well as two S-Bahn lines stop at Frankfurt-Höchst station. Passengers can also board the Koenigsteiner Bahn, a private railway that runs from Koenigsstein via Kelkheim to Hoechst. The present building and grounds of the Frankfurt-Hoechst railway station were opened in 1914. A bookstore and a Deutsche Bahn travel centre are available to passengers for information purposes.

Both Frankfurt Central Station and Frankfurt Airport can be reached quickly by public transport and by car (depending on traffic situation).

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1] The information on this page is mainly based on the following sources: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankfurt-West; https://www.frankfurt.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=2835 (Portal of the City of Frankfurt with detailed portraits of the city districts); www.wohnungsboerse.net (Information on current price developments)