This Warsaw borough became urbanized in the early 20th century, with many areas that were not damaged during World War II. This high-end residential and commercial area along Vistula River’s left bank is the most populous borough of Warsaw. It serves as the site of foreign embassies, major corporations and government offices. A tiny portion of the district is given to light industry, and a good part is devoted to parks, gardens and forests. The city centre can be reached by car, bus, subway and tram.
This district is second only to Śródmieście as an ideal residential location in Warsaw, very much in demand among locals and expatriates. The buildings here are done in various architectural designs, from the classically designed Krolikarnia Palace to Stegny’s luxury high-rises and Woronicza’s loft apartments. New upmarket homes continue to be built in this high-rent district, which competes with Śródmieście and Żoliborz in terms of having the highest rental rates in Warsaw.
With most of its population below 60 years old, Mokotów’s (a prime area) atmosphere is vibrant and dynamic. It has many academic facilities, from kindergarten to tertiary education, both public and private, including Poland’s four largest universities: Warsaw University, Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw School of Economics and Warsaw Agricultural University.
Despite its urban development, the city offers refreshingly green surroundings, including 17 parks, and a major part of the district is taken up by Warsaw’s biggest lake, Czerniakowskie, in a nature reserve. The famed Moniuszko Music Society regularly holds concerts at the Szuster Palace. Mokotów has nine museums, two cinemas and three gardens. It has around 30 sports facilities including six indoor swimming pools.