Properties in Leblon  Rio de Janeiro In the South Zone, Leblon (a prime area) shares the same sweep of beach as Ipanema, yet is a quieter, classier district than its more famous neighbour. In the past few years, a commercial renaissance in the area saw a rise in property values, particularly along Rua Dias Ferreira. Lined with upscale boutiques, bookshops, cafés, and posh restaurants like Mirai and Sushi Leblon, the street reflects the exclusivity of Upper and West Leblon, home of Rio’s elite.

Downtown Leblon, on the other hand, is an artsy, after-hours retreat. Avenida Ataulfo de Paiva, Leblon’s main thoroughfare, is home to the town’s best cafés and bistros. It is a street full of delightful accents—streetlamps, wooden benches, and old-fashioned signs.