10 reasons to choose Sint-Stevens-Woluwe
1. Prime location with excellent access
The biggest asset of Sint-Stevens-Woluwe? That is, without a doubt, its location. The municipality is located on the R22 (also called the second ring road around Brussels) and in the immediate proximity of the slip road to the E40. Drive to the city centre of Brussels in 15 minutes. Leuven is only 17 minutes away. Public transport is highly developed here, with several bus lines and a train station from where you can directly rail to all the surrounding major cities. And no worries: here you experience the joys of being close to the airport, without the burdens.
2. Enjoy the rippling water
The municipality is named after the Woluwe, a small river that rises in the middle of the Sonian Forest and ripples for some 21 kilometres. With its pure water, the Woluwe is unique among Brussels’ waterways. It is a pleasant habitat for birds and aquatic animals, which dwell in the various tributaries and adjoining ponds. In Sint-Stevens-Woluwe, nature is always nearby. Take a leisurely stroll along the Woluwe path or zoom along the brand-new cycle path.
3. There is always something to do
In Sint-Stevens-Woluwe, you experience Brussels at its best. Go play golf at the golf club in Sterrebeek on Sundays. Tervuren park, with its imposing ponds and beautiful museum, is nearby, as are the ponds of Park Malou and Park Des Sources. Do you prefer the urban dynamism of Brussels? Then go for a stroll on Place de la Bourse, shop in the trendy Dansaert-district, visit the royal greenhouses, … Foodies can enjoy the countless gastronomic delights of our capital.
4. Arts and culture
Do you like art? Then make sure to visit the listed St Martin’s Church, built in 1567, where you can admire one of Antoon Van Dyck’s masterpieces. It goes without saying that Brussels’ city center is also the place to be: explore the Sablon area, stroll around a museum or spend an evening at the theatre or cinema.
5. Many sports opportunities
Sports fans will also have a great time in Sint-Stevens-Woluwe: the municipality has many sports centres, gymnasiums, and football fields. Do you prefer to swim a few lengths in the Zaventem swimming pool or play badminton?
6. Jobs, jobs, jobs
The municipality is also popular among large companies and multinationals: its optimal access, location near the airport, the Saint-Luc hospital and the capital exert a strong attraction on international employers.
7. Pleasant shopping
Zaventem is full of shops where you can go for your shopping. Very convenient! Feel like a full afternoon of shopping? Then the Woluwe Shopping Centre is the place to be. There you will find no fewer than 180 shops and eateries.
8. Quality schools
The range of quality education in and around Sint-Stevens-Woluwe is vast: from pre-school to primary and secondary, across all educational networks. Bitten by words, dance, images or music? Then the Art Academy classes will be a pleasant surprise. As Sint-Stevens-Woluwe is the base of many expats, there are also many international schools nearby.
9. Real estate is rising in value
Living in Sint-Stevens-Woluwe is popular. Thanks to the municipality’s many assets, house and flat prices have risen sharply in recent years. The average selling price of a flat rose by as much as 31% from 2021 to 2022 (source: notaris.be). Then again, houses became 24% more expensive between 2018 and 2022. It is clear: buying a property in Sint-Stevens-Woluwe is a solid investment!
10. Satisfaction prevails
The numbers don’t lie: living in Sint-Stevens-Woluwe is pleasant. 81% of residents say they feel happy here. Three quarters are satisfied with the quantity and quality of the greenery in the municipality and no less than 59% of the inhabitants say they do sport regularly, which is more than the Flemish average. In other words: a happy and resilient community! (source: Stadsmonitor Vlaanderen). Will you soon experience for yourself why Sint-Stevens-Woluwe is such a pleasant place?