Stara Zagora, also known as the City of Straight Lines (due to the chess-board like structure of its streets), has a population of 160 thousand people and culturally is one of the most important places in Bulgaria, there being two reasons for this: Firstly, it is a very old settlement with a long and winding history (for example the Roman amphitheatre is a very convincing witness of this), and secondly it has managed Bulgaria's transition into the globalized world very smoothly, so now, while still being a decidedly Bulgarian city, is has a very vibrant and trendy young cultural scene (mostly driven by the student community), which mastered an impressive combination with the traditional light-hearted Bulgarian melancholy.
Also, economically, Stara Zagora is of great importance, and while in communist times manufacturing was the most important sector, it is now clearly service, including IT. And since the climate is a mild mixture of Mediterranean and continental, it enjoys strong popularity in the expat community. Especially since Bulgaria's accession to the EU, international trade has been expanding exponentially. So now Stara Zagora is Bulgaria's city with the second highest average income (the first one being the capital Sofia), although in size it is only the sixth largest city in the country.
So Stara Zagora is now a wealthy business town - yes, but the surrounding countryside is still rather underdeveloped.
Private Furnished house for rent - 500m from Stara Zagora.
240sm is the net house space.
House made by stone and wood.
2 Floors, two levels big living room, fire place, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and big front garden and big back garden with bar-bque.
2 Garages and very nice view. [ read more » ]
Beautiful large property situated just 3 kms to the spa resort of Pavel Banya. [ read more » ]