Hoheluft is a very pretty district with beautiful Wilhelminian and Art Nouveau facades, green rear courtyards and lots of small boutiques. All bigger streets are aligned with nice little shops and invite for a stroll and to indulge yourself. You don't find the typical chains here but individual up-market boutiques breathing their owner's charisma. Every once and again a cafe invites for a relaxed break, preferably outside - if the weather allows. Take a "street view" along the Eppendorfer Weg and Hoheluftchaussee to get an impression. Mothers (mostly) walk their children in shiny clothes and buggies and meet for a latte macchiato or on one of the playgrounds between Gneisenau- and Kottwitzstraße. Another big adventure playground is between Wrangelstraße and Hoheluftchaussee. Many restaurants of all sorts are located here. A difference to Eppendorf in the North is not detectable.
Hoheluft-West is also known as the "General's" quarter as many streets are named after famous generals. It is also one of Hamburg's pricey residential areas, though with 14,17 EUR respectively 11,58 EUR per m² some medium-priced apartments may be available. Take a walk down on of them, e.g. the Roonstraße and dream of getting a house here. Most of them are owned by those who live inside and they probably will not be sold in the next 100 years, just inherited. The other parts of Hoheluft are not as pricey and a lot of students live here.
Photos f.l.t.r.: "A typical street situation at Eppendorfer Grill Station" (c) Sorodonin under CC-BY-SA-3.0, "Church of St. Mark in Hamburg Hoheluft-Ost" (c) Joern-M under GFDL-CC-BY-SA-2.5, "Falkenried 7" (c) Ajepbah-CC BY SA 3.0
The Falkenried terraces between Falkenried and Löwenstrasse are another feature of the district: three-story apartment blocks built in Neo-Renaissance style in the early 1900. Nowadays they are small one-bedroom flats and the houses are connected by beautiful terraces and yards with lots of life -just lovely.
It is not the most children-rich area, probably because of the high living prices and the number of children, and the number of households with children is some 5-6% less than Hamburg average. But if you are a child in this district you will manage to go to a gymnasium with a chance of 78%, which is extraordinarily high. 15 kindergartens, two primary schools and one secondary school educate the 1.300 children.
The average taxable income in Hoheluft East, the neighbor of Eppendorf, is 42.000 EUR per year and thus some 10.000 EUR more than the Hamburg average, and some 5.000 EUR less than in Eppendorf. In Hoheluft West residents earn just as much as any other Hamburg resident. Unemployment is significantly below average and so is the percentage of residents with a migration background. Residents are tolerant and open-minded and just like Eppendorf, it is a nice neighborhood for Expatriates.
Average rental price per m²
12,30 - 13,10 EUR
Building style ratio
Apartment blocks: 98,6%
12,3% < 18 years
13,2% > 65 years
Average Income Level
Hoheluft West & East: 37.785 - 48.162EUR
Hamburg: 35.567 EUR
Photos f.l.t.r.: „Mansteinstraße 25 in Hoheluft-West (General's Quarter)“ (c) Vitavia under CC-BY-SA-4.0, „Kremper Straße 7“ (c) Serpents CC-BY-SA-3.0, „Hoheluftchausse 95 in Hoheluft-West“ (c) Ajepbah under CC-BY-SA-3.0, „Kottwitzstraße in Hoheluft-West“ (c) Gerhard-Kemme (gemeinfrei), „Falkenried Tower in Hoheluft-Ost“ (c) Ajepbah under CC-BY-SA-3.0, „Falkenried terraced houses“ (c) Wolfgang Meinhart under CC-BY-SA-3.0, "Falkenried terraced houses“ (c) Wolfgang Meinhart under CC-BY-SA-3.0, "The lyzeum Curschmannstrasse" (c) W.-Meinhardt GNU, "Main crossing in Hoheluft" (c) Gerhard-Kremme (gemeinfrei), "Gneisenaustrasse in the Generals Quarter" (c) Soumabrata Roy under GFDL-CC-BY-SA-2.5