This is one of the most expensive and prestigious areas of Barcelona, where the houses and apartments are just a step from private British schools and universities. This neighborhood stands out for its parks, with leafy coniferous trees that will just be a few minutes’ walk away from your apartment, house, or chalet. Historically, this was an upper-class neighborhood. Starting from the 17th and 18th centuries, the aristocracy and bourgeoisie became established here. In the 20th century, public notaries and lawyers, entrepreneurs and factory owners, and bankers. More recently, the area has seen an influx of football players, athletes, and well-off entrepreneurs from Europe, Russia, China, and the United States. The buildings from the 70s and 80s are alternated with classic-style buildings from the 19th century. They usually aren't more than 4 or 5 stories high. Most of the apartment blocks have private plots with grass, pools, underground parking, and caretakers that attend the main entrances.