ENTERTAINING, ENTHRALLING, ENTHUSIASTIC
Frankfurt is one of Germany’s economic powerhouse regions and likes to think of itself as “Mainhattan”, an allusion to its skyscrapers and its place on the river Main. About one million people work in Frankfurt, but as in Manhattan, most of them don’t actually live there.
Some two – thirds of the Frankfurt workforce choose to commute to the city, either because some one prefer the suburbs and their higher quality of life, or sometimes can’t find or afford an apartment in the city.
The latter holds true for many people: Frankfurt has one of the severest housing shortages in the country, especially about inexpensive family housing and up-scale apartments in popular neighbourhoods.
Despite the construction of some 2.500 apartments every year, Frankfurt’s demand for housing is not even close to being met.