The Valea Aurie neighborhood – the ideal neighborhood for living in Sibiu

The Valea Aurie neighborhood – the ideal neighborhood for living in Sibiu

The Valea Aurie neighborhood is considered to be one of the most beautiful and quiet neighborhoods in the city of Sibiu. It is located between the Ștrand neighborhood, the Sub Arini Park and the Astra National Museum. The location in a quiet area, close to nature, but still very accessible, makes this neighborhood ideal for living.

The name of the neighborhood comes from a cabin built in the '70s and named after the beautiful valley nearby. In autumn, the valley is covered with beautifully colored leaves, which turn the setting into a fairytale land, hence the inspiration for the name.
The Valea Aurie area is preferred by nature lovers and those who are looking for a natural and quiet environment, because it’s protected from the hustle and bustle and the noise of the city.

A study conducted by D&D Research between November 2016-August 2017 showed that Valea Aurie is the quietest neighborhood in the country and was ranked 16th in the top of the most advantageous neighborhoods in the country in terms of cost of living.

General characteristics of the neighborhood:

1. Perimeter

The area of the neighborhood is about 23.85 ha. It is one of the smallest neighborhoods in terms of area in the city of Sibiu, but nevertheless, it offers its inhabitants a high standard of living and is highly sought after by customers looking for an apartment for sale in Sibiu.
2. Delimitation

The Valea Aurie neighborhood is delimited by the streets:
• Islazului, Aciliu (Tilișca neighborhood)
• Calea Poplăcii, Pictor Nicolae Grigorescu (Ștrand neighborhood)
• Iazului (Sub Arini Park)
• Agârbiciu (Dumbrava Forest)

3. Population

The population of the Valea Aurie neighborhood is about 11,300 inhabitants. Although it is a small neighborhood in terms of area, the neighborhood has a fairly large number of inhabitants, and the number is constantly growing. More and more people are looking for homes in this area because the neighborhood is very close to points of interest in the city, it is close to the Sub Arini Park and the Astra National Museum and has many schools and kindergartens, being preferred by families with children.

4. Construction types

The neighborhood is divided into two large areas: from the Sub Arini Park to Calea Poplăcii (Theodor Mihaly St.) there are blocks of flats (built about 40 years ago). From Calea Poplăcii to Islazului Street and Pictor Nicolae Grigorescu Street there is an area of houses. This is a great plus for the neighborhood, given that the structure of the neighborhood is very well designed. The neighborhood thus becomes an important landmark for all those who want to buy a home in this area, because there is a wide range of apartments and houses for sale/rent.
5. Tourist attractions and institutions of interest

When we say Valea Aurie, the thought automatically takes us to the Astra National Museum and the Zoo. Indeed, these are two landmarks that attract Sibiu residents and tourists in large numbers, especially in the warm seasons. In addition to these two landmarks, there is also the Sub Arini Park, which is very loved by the people of Sibiu and the ideal place to relax. Next to the valley created by the Trinkbach brook there is also the Cabana Valea Aurie which today is a restaurant bearing the same name. Also here we find the children's playground, the sports complex and the Church „Pogorârea Sfântului Duh” with the Philanthropic Association „Sfântul Nicolae”.
In the neighborhood there are also kindergartens, elementary schools, churches, shops, restaurants, bus stations and taxi ranks, leisure parks and children's playgrounds, medical offices, pharmacies.

6. Distance to city center

Another advantage of this neighborhood is the short distance to the points of interest in the city. The neighborhood is 12 minutes away from the city center, which means a distance of 4.8 km. Crossing this distance on foot, you can reach the center of Sibiu in about 45 minutes. Also, given that the local infrastructure of public transport is developed, you can make it in about 20 minutes by bus on route 5.

7. Infrastructure and public transport lines

The infrastructure of public transport is very developed. You can easily get from one end of the city to another, in most cases the route is direct.

The bus stations are located on Calea Poplăcii and Poiana St. (end of the line for all routes mentioned below):

Line 5 – Route – Valea Aurie – Train station
Line 14 – Route – Valea Aurie – Reșița neighborhood
Line 15 – Route – Valea Aurie – Train station
Line 16 – Route – Valea Aurie – Tineretului neighborhood
Line 113 – Route – Valea Aurie – Europa Unită
Line 116 – Route – Valea Aurie – S.C. Continental

8. Parks and green areas

In this respect, Valea Aurie ranks best. The neighborhood is bordered by the Sub Arini Park and the Astra National Museum, therefore it is surrounded by forest. There are many parks and spaces specially designed for the little ones, many of these playgrounds being recently built. The largest playgrounds for children are on Calea Poplăcii and Ludoș St., behind the church, where the sports complex is also located.

The Astra National Museum is the second largest open-air museum in the world, covering an area of 96 ha. Here, museum visitors are transposed into another universe, that of traditional Transylvanian life. The natural decor and the little wooden houses bring every year visitors from all over the world. Thus, the area becomes an attraction on the city map.

Also, another important landmark of the neighborhood is the Zoo that attracts tourists every year. With an area of over 20 ha, the Sibiu Zoo was the first zoo in Romania.

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