Discover Moscow District

Riga official neighborhood guide by Urban Treetops

Discover Moscow District

Riga official neighborhood guide by Urban Treetops

" With a grand history, wooden buildings and Art Nouveau architecture Moscow District is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Riga. The origins of this neighborhood can be traced back to 14th century: Pretty impressive! A major factor that helped to develop Moscow District is its diversity: the inhabitants of different nationalities, religions and social groups. "


With a grand history, wooden buildings and Art Nouveau architecture Moscow District is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Riga. The origins of this neighborhood can be traced back to 14th century: Pretty impressive! A major factor that helped to develop Moscow District is its diversity: the inhabitants of different nationalities, religions and social groups.

Discover Moscow-District: A short video film

Discover Moscow-District: A short video film

Walking, Jogging and Cycling path
Walking, Jogging and Cycling path
View of Moscow District neighborhood from left side of Riga
View of Moscow District neighborhood from left side of Riga

" Moscow-District rose to fame thanks to its uniqueness and a thriving mix of cultural traditions. Nowadays, the neighborhoods is waiting for well-deserved redemption both in infrastructure and community development. Wooden residential houses, art nouveau, brick buildings, lovely courtyards, outdoor public spaces, wide and long waterfront -these are just a few things that waits the new residents of this spectacular neighborhood! "


Moscow-District rose to fame thanks to its uniqueness and a thriving mix of cultural traditions. Nowadays, the neighborhoods is waiting for well-deserved redemption both in infrastructure and community development. Wooden residential houses, art nouveau, brick buildings, lovely courtyards, outdoor public spaces, wide and long waterfront -these are just a few things that waits the new residents of this spectacular neighborhood!

A beautiful view of Daugava promenade in Moscow District
A beautiful view of Daugava promenade in Moscow District

ACCESSIBILITY

Moscow-District has sufficiently developed historical street network that provides efficient transport links within the neighborhoods. The accessibility of Moscow-District by the public transport is very good from all aspects: the type of transportation (it has lines of buses, trams, trolleys and minibuses), the route, number of trips and stops.One of the parts of the neighborhood, which require improvements is Krasta street, otherwise you can use public transport easily.


 

Moscow District neighborhood map

The neighborhood of Moscow District covers an area of 7.59 square kilometres and around 30 thousand people live in the area. To satisfy the need for public transport, on a daily basis several thousand public transport trips have been provided.

Additionally, the recent construction of Dienvidu Tilts (Southern Bridge) improved the accessibility of the neighborhood from the outskirts of Riga.


 

Public Transport

Bus

Bus

1, 2, 3, 4, 4z, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30, 32, 33, 35, 38, 39, 40, 42, 43, 47, 50, 51, 52, 54, 55


tram

Tram

2, 3,

4, 7,

9,

10


#27ae60

Trolley

3, 4,

13, 15,

19, 20,

24, 27


minibuss

Minibus

204, 214

216, 222

233,

270


ACCESSIBILITY

Moscow-District has sufficiently developed historical street network that provides efficient transport links within the neighborhoods. The accessibility of Moscow-District by the public transport is very good from all aspects: the type of transportation (it has lines of buses, trams, trolleys and minibuses), the route, number of trips and stops.One of the parts of the neighborhood, which require improvements is Krasta street, otherwise you can use public transport easily.


 

Moscow District neighborhood map

The neighborhood of Moscow District covers an area of 7.59 square kilometres and around 30 thousand people live in the area. To satisfy the need for public transport, on a daily basis several thousand public transport trips have been provided.

Additionally, the recent construction of Dienvidu Tilts (Southern Bridge) improved the accessibility of the neighborhood from the outskirts of Riga.


Public Transport

Bus

Bus

1, 2, 3, 4, 4z, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30, 32, 33, 35, 38, 39, 40, 42, 43, 47, 50, 51, 52, 54, 55


tram

Tram

2, 3,

4, 7,

9,

10


#27ae60

Trolley

3, 4,

13, 15,

19, 20,

24, 27


minibuss

Minibus

204, 214

216, 222

233,

270


Would you live in Moscow District if you had a chance?
Would you live in Moscow District if you had a chance?

COMMUNITY

COMMUNITY

Restaraunt week in Spikeri Quarter

What is the community like? 

A community-oriented atmosphere in Spikeri Quarer has the power to transform the whole neighborhood in Moscow-District. People that live in the neighborhood prefer to live their life as used to, however changes are slowly coming.  An energetic and artistic atmosphere enters the neighborhoods, though can it also help with revitalising the whole neighborhood?

This is a home to a broad range of residents (Latvians and descendants of Russians, Ukrainians, Polish, Jewish and others) which makes the neighborhood a multicultural place.

 

There is a potential to develop a community
There is a potential to develop a community
Is it easy to fit in the community?
Is it easy to fit in the community?

After visiting the neighborhood Urban Treetops team concluded that it is one of most beautiful and untouched areas in Riga. Of course, the neighborhood has problems regarding the degradation of certain zones, old buildings and infrastructure but in general the feeling of huge potential didn't leave us. At beginning it can be difficult to include and be a part of the community in Moscow-District. But only by trying to include we can improve the quality of life in the neighborhood.

We believe that Moscow-District can be one of the coolest neighborhoods to live in, though how can it be cool with out people? So please visit this neighborhood and you will be surprised about architecture and diversity!

"We were stunned about Moscow-Distrcit because it felt like we went back in time" !


 

A community with a strong religious history
A community with a strong religious history
Is it easy to fit in the community?
Is it easy to fit in the community?
There is a potential to develop a community
There is a potential to develop a community

What is the community like? 

A community-oriented atmosphere in Spikeri Quarer has the power to transform the whole neighborhood in Moscow-District. People that live in the neighborhood prefer to live their life as used to, however changes are slowly coming.  An energetic and artistic atmosphere enters the neighborhoods, though can it also help with revitalising the whole neighborhood?

This is a home to a broad range of residents (Latvians and descendants of Russians, Ukrainians, Polish, Jewish and others) which makes the neighborhood a multicultural place.

After visiting the neighborhood Urban Treetops team concluded that it is one of most beautiful and untouched areas in Riga. Of course, the neighborhood has problems regarding the degradation of certain zones, old buildings and infrastructure but in general the feeling of huge potential didn't leave us. At beginning it can be difficult to include and be a part of the community in Moscow-District. But only by trying to include we can improve the quality of life in the neighborhood.

We believe that Moscow-District can be one of the coolest neighborhoods to live in, though how can it be cool with out people? So please visit this neighborhood and you will be surprised about architecture and diversity!

"We were stunned about Moscow-Distrcit because it felt like we went back in time" !


 

 

 

A community with a strong religious history
A community with a strong religious history
A 1.3 km long walking path and a bikeway
A 1.3 km long walking path and a bikeway

Spikeri Quarter and Daugava Promenade

A historical warehouse district that is changing the face of Moscow District neighborhood in Riga. Enjoy the good food, people and waterfront views in one of the oldest neighborhoods in Riga. The community is more than welcoming! The area demonstrates the history of past can ben included in the modern urban world.

Nowadays Spikeri Quarter is hosting many events that promote local businesses, culture, food and other characteristics of creativity. The most famous ones are: Riga Restaurant Week, Riga Flea market, TechHub events, White Nights and Open Air Cinema. Additionally, you will see many exhibitions and art events in this historically urban environment.

Architecture is an important is a sign of community values
Architecture is an important is a sign of community values

" The Spikeri Quarter was created in the second half of the 19th century, when the territory was covered with uniform warehouses. The amazing red brick buildings are ~ 150 years old and they were designed by best architects of that time: Karl Felsko, Friedrich Hess, Robert Pflug, Reinhold Schmaeling, and Jānis Baumanis. "


The Spikeri Quarter was created in the second half of the 19th century, when the territory was covered with uniform warehouses. The amazing red brick buildings are ~ 150 years old and they were designed by best architects of that time: Karl Felsko, Friedrich Hess, Robert Pflug, Reinhold Schmaeling, and Jānis Baumanis.

Underground pedestrian tunnel
Underground pedestrian tunnel
Stairs leading to waterfront of Daugava river
Stairs leading to waterfront of Daugava river
Enjoy the landscape of Daugava promenade
Enjoy the landscape of Daugava promenade
A historical warehouse block was revitalised
A historical warehouse block was revitalised
Now it's a progressive recreation place
Now it's a progressive recreation place
Benches, cobbled passages, flower pots and trees
Benches, cobbled passages, flower pots and trees

Once home to a large Jewish population it became the Jewish ghetto in Riga during World War II.

Once home to a large Jewish population it became the Jewish ghetto in Riga during World War II.

Nowadays, in the neighborhood there are memorials on the site of the synagogue and the old Jewish cemetery.

Nowadays, in the neighborhood there are memorials on the site of the synagogue and the old Jewish cemetery.

COMMUNITY FACTOR

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COMMUNITY FACTOR

#happypeople #hipster #prewar #artnouveau #rigacentralmarket#bringingthelifeback #restarauntweek#community #latvianfood #rigans#spikeriquarter #moscowdistrict #studyinriga #home #spīķerukvartāls #memorials #masterpiece #daugava #AcademyofSciences #GreatChoralSynagogue #GrebenshchikovChurch #RigaChurchofJesus #LIDORecreationCentre

It's a place to find new friends
It's a place to find new friends
Street art in the neighborhood
Street art in the neighborhood
A real community in Moscow District
A real community in Moscow District

Real Estate Market

The key factor for the buyer or renter is the price of residential apartments. To rent or buy an apartment in Moscow-District you need to make very thoughtful and rational decisions. There are no predominance over demand or supply of specific type residential apartments in Moscow-District, though we can feel that the neighborhood lacks qualitative economical class apartments.

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Real Estate Market

The key factor for the buyer or renter is the price of residential apartments. To rent or buy an apartment in Moscow-District you need to make very thoughtful and rational decisions. There are no predominance over demand or supply of specific type residential apartments in Moscow-District, though we can feel that the neighborhood lacks qualitative economical class apartments.

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Many buildings are in need for huge renovation works. Additionally, there is a need for larger involment of local communities to improve the situation on the streets. "

Many buildings are in need for huge renovation works. Additionally, there is a need for larger involment of local communities to improve the situation on the streets.

Riga Art Nouveau residential buildings
Riga Art Nouveau residential buildings
The buildings are giving a unique atmosphere to the neighborhood
The buildings are giving a unique atmosphere to the neighborhood
Jēkabpils street 19a, Riga - architect - Reinhold Georg Smeling
Jēkabpils street 19a, Riga - architect - Reinhold Georg Smeling
The jewels of architecture
The jewels of architecture
The wooden houses of Riga’s Moscow district
The wooden houses of Riga’s Moscow district
Where would you like to live in Moscow District?
Where would you like to live in Moscow District?
Playful and fiery wooden houses
Playful and fiery wooden houses
City inside of a city
City inside of a city
Red Hill Market / Krasnaja gorka
Red Hill Market / Krasnaja gorka
HOME VALUE

HOME VALUE

Moscow-District 


There are no significant apartment price fluctuation in Moscow-District. You can find much cheaper residential apartments to buy or rent in this neighborhood than in most of the neighborhoods in the center area of Riga. Additionally, the neighborhood is not considered that prestigious - not yet. 


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NEIGHBORHOOD FOR

Investment

Studies | First home


Our team is recommending this neighborhood for students and first time home buyers or renters. The neighborhood has a potential to become a great place for investments. To achieve this goal, Moscow-District needs more support from local municipality and communities.


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HOW TO FIND A HOME

FOR ME & 

MY NEEDS


We can help you by advice on how to find an apartment, a home, roommates and neighborhood in Riga.  You can also visit Urban Treetops Facebook page to learn more about city of Riga! Also, we can help you with questions related on real estate management. Let's improve Moscow-District together.


In the case of a similar offer, the buyer or renter chooses a residential apartment building that has been built by a well-known developer or has a good reputation. Additional factor to evaluate is to have a real estate manager with well planned management style.

In the case of a similar offer, the buyer or renter chooses a residential apartment building that has been built by a well-known developer or has a good reputation. Additional factor to evaluate is to have a real estate manager with well planned management style.

Probably the most diverse and untouched neighborhood in the capitals of the Baltic States

Probably the most diverse and untouched neighborhood in the capitals of the Baltic States

Autumn season in Moscow-District
Latvian Academy of Sciences
Latvian Academy of Sciences
Discover the details of architecture
Discover the details of architecture
Cobble stone street
Cobble stone street
Maskavas Street and the view of left side of Riga
Maskavas Street and the view of left side of Riga
St. Francis Church, Riga
St. Francis Church, Riga

Schedule a Visit

Call or email Urban Treetops team to schedule a visit to see properties in Moscow-District neighborhood