Located just to the East of the city center, District 2 is touted as less crowded and very exclusive place to live in Ho Chi Minh City. In fact, District 2 is becoming very well known for her strong expat community, international schools and strong development plans. The new metro, scheduled to be completed around 2018, will serve from District 1 to District 2. For expats traveling to Ho Chi Minh City, you should definitely consider looking for an apartment for rent in District 2.
District 2, especially the An Phu and Thao Dien areas, are known as the place where the rich and famous of Saigon reside. These area feels completely different from other parts of Ho Chi Minh City. When you go to District 2, you will discover it as a hamlet with fair weather, providing residents access to exclusive garden and pools, tennis courts, and many luxury entertainment. It is no surprise why so many expats choose to live here.
District 2 also houses many international schools such as the American International School, the Australian International School, the British International School as well as the International School of Ho Chi Minh City. You may also visit Tran Nao street for an abundance of sweet local delicacies, or you may visit Thao Dien area for some foreign cuisine. Be very sure to make a trip to The Deck, a lovely restaurant by the river.