District of Düren grows

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The fifteen towns and municipalities in the Düren district offer plenty of space for your living concepts. They are developing modern building areas and neighbourhoods that are close to nature but still ideally connected.

Are you interested in an affordable building plot or a modern apartment? If that’s the case, then the district of Düren is exactly the right place. This is where you can realise your dream of an affordable property in several locations. Whether a new single-family house, an apartment with plenty of space or an old building full of character – we can help you find exactly the property you’re looking for.


In this municipality (13,800 residents), several hundred residential units are currently being built in various sites as part of new construction projects.


Around a third of the people in the district of Düren live in the town of Düren (91,200 residents), and an average of 110 new residential units are to be built every year until 2025. In addition to the town centre and its northern neighbourhoods, the focus is also on the rural outlying districts. Eleven new residential areas are being developed throughout the town area.


The town (with 4,400 residents) is the “gateway to the North Eifel National Park”. Thanks to its peaceful location and status as a climatic spa, the town is also a popular tourist destination. Young families can purchase affordable old buildings here for self-renovating.


This municipality (with 8,700 residents) to the south-east of the district town of Düren is a popular place to live for young families. New building areas are currently being created in several neighbourhoods to meet the growing demand.


The municipality (7,650 residents) is to be located directly on the Indesee lake. Several residential areas are being created here, which in the future will be ideal for “living by the lake”. One special feature is the resource-conserving building method (“Factor X”), which is standard in the new development areas.


The town (with 32,500 residents) has an important role in the development of the district as an international location for research, a mid-sized centre and as a location near to the future Indesee lake. Planned are new apartments mainly in the town centre and in the south-lying districts towards the lake and research area.


Traditional single and double-family houses are mainly being built in the district’s third-largest municipality (17,500 residents), but also several multi-family houses, and new construction areas are to be created in several neighbourhoods by 2025. As with Heimbach and Nideggen, Kreuzau is connected to the Düren railway station via the Rurtalbahn, with further connections in the direction of Aachen, Cologne and Jülich/Linnich.


Direct access to the motorway, the railway station situated on the Aachen-Cologne regional express line and a location on the edge of the Eifel region make the municipality (with 14,500 residents) an attractive destination for people looking for places to live. In the coming years, new residential buildings are to be built here on an area of 42 hectares, with many using resource-saving building methods.


Located in the north of the district, the town (12,700 residents) is a very interesting place to live for commuters travelling to Düsseldorf or to the research facilities in Aldenhoven and Jülich. The planned connection of the Rurtal railway to the Aachen-Düsseldorf line will increase the appeal of the town. Current residential construction projects are taking place particularly in the south of the town.


Thanks to the Hambach Forest, this municipality (with 10,000 residents), situated near the Hambach open-cast mine, has gained nationwide fame. Numerous sustainable structural change projects are being developed here according to the motto of “wishing for a great future”. These include climate-friendly residential parks, innovative living and working neighbourhoods and places to live for all ages.


This town (10,000 residents) to the south of the Düren district offers living close to nature and single-family houses in the countryside. The low mountain range landscape of the Eifel, high recreational value and good connections to Cologne make Nideggen an appealing place to live for families and also for older people looking for barrier-free living.


Situated between Düren and Jülich, the villages in this municipality (14,200 residents) offer affordable and well-connected living space. Closeness to the Aachen-Cologne motorway and the location between the Indesee and Hambachsee lakes in the future offer many development opportunities here.


Rural living flair with a well-developed infrastructure characterise the municipality (with 11,000 residents), which aims to grow strongly to 2025. The short distance to the Cologne/Bonn conurbation on the one hand, and the small-scale settlement structures with single-family houses on the other, are especially attractive for young families. The main town area already has an urban character with retail outlets.


This rural community (with 8,700 residents) is well connected to the large  cities of Cologne, Düsseldorf and Aachen. In just a few years 10,000 people will live here, which is also due to the numerous family-friendly attractions. The lighthouse project is the PRIMUS neighbourhood as a new centre, which will include a co-working-space.


The municipality (9,400 residents) is experiencing increased demand for building land and properties. The centre of Vettweiß and the Kelz site in particular are continuously expanding.