Properties in Ipanema Rio de JaneiroOne of Rio’s wealthiest and safest districts, Ipanema (a prime area) is probably also the one with the most familiar name, thanks to the song “Girl From Ipanema”. An elegant neighbourhood in the South Zone, Ipanema has a slew of luxury shops on Rua Visconde de Piraje and art galleries, theatres and fine restaurants on Rua Pail Redfern.

During Carnival, thousands flock to Ipanema to parade in the streets, fueled by the frantic rhythm of Banda de Ipanema. Music runs inexorably through Ipanema’s veins; the languid bossa nova was also born in this town.