Sarrià and the Zona Alta (High Zone)
2. You’ll need your own transport to get around comfortably, but the neighborhood offers a tranquil, residential feel impossible to find in other parts of the city.
3. All housing here is expensive, but it’s also newer and generally in better condition than many of the apartments on offer in more historic parts of Barcelona.
4. Like Gràcia, Sarrià was once an independent town, and its old central square is still the heart of the neighborhood.
5. For many people, a big plus of the Zona Alta is that it’s close to the Ronda, the belt-like highway that circles Barcelona.
In Zona Alta –Pedralbes- categorized as a snobby place, for people who want to live near the right people, private universities, schools, restaurants where you cannot be disappointed. The area is very new.
ESADE University (ranking top 10 in Europe) is located here, also a business school with many international students who are living here.
Sarria- here the rich Catalans are living, a very expansive area, Banjamin Franklin school is here and also is close to the international schools. Sant Gervasi- up scale, big apartements, exclusive stores and nigh life, huge apartments.