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Good reasons to rent an apartment in the canton of Basel-Land

With 290,000 inhabitants in an area of only 517 km², the canton of Basel-Land is one of the densest in the country. Its vitality and border with France mean there is relatively strong competition for finding an apartment to rent in the canton of Basel-Land.

Renting an apartment in the canton of Basel-Land: dealing with a tight real estate market

The canton of Basel-Land has roughly twelve medium-size cities near Basel that have populations of between 9,000 and 22,000 inhabitants. The canton is therefore fairly urban. Eighteenth by size, it is the eleventh most populous of the twenty-six Swiss cantons. The real estate market is therefore fairly tight, which makes rents rise. In 2020, the average rent was CHF 1,411, which was higher than the national average (CHF 1,362). But the tight market also means available real estate is somewhat rare, which is why it can be hard to find an apartment to rent in the canton of Basel-Land.

Apartment rental in the canton of Basel-Land: reasons for success

This canton owes its population density to the influence of nearby Basel, which is considered the cultural capital of the country even though it is a stone’s throw from France and Germany. And the canton’s medium-size cities (Allschwil, Reinach, Muttenz, Prattein, Liestal, and Sissach) are highly prized by families looking for a quiet life where they can nonetheless take advantage of northern Switzerland’s economic and cultural vitality. Entrusting your search for an apartment to rent in the canton of Basel-Land to SherlockHomes, the Swiss real estate detective, is a sure way to put luck on your side.

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