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Breda - Area: South

On this page we tell you all about the area South in Breda. This area has been divided in multiple subarea's all listed below. Every subarea has some informatie about what kind of people are living there. For a more comprehensive view on these type's, please click the link below.

For a comprehensive view of all the types of neighbours, please check this page

South - Blauwe Kei

The Blauwe Kei (Breda South) is a peaceful area with about 3.800 residents. The houses are partially sober and simple, but there are also parts with more luxurious new built houses (for instance Groenewoud) or characteristic, attractive houses (for instance: Valkenierslaan). In the Blauwe Kei the age of the inhabitants is situated around the average. The geographic location of the Blauwe Kei offers excellent shopping opportunities: in the centre of the area is the shopping centre ‘Erasmusplein’ and at a short distance the shopping centres of the Valkeniersplein or the Burcht.

Here follows a description of the three most common types of residents. The description is based on an average of stereotypes and thus it is very possible that you can not identify yourself with any.

  • Average family 34%
  • Active trend follower 24%
  • Ambitious entrepreneur 14%

South - IJpelaar

The IJpelaar ( Breda South) used to be part of Bavel. There are about 5.500 inhabitants. This area has been constructed between 1962 and 1970. In this area are low buildings as well as flat blocks. Most of the streets in the neighbourhood are named after castles and mansions. It is a pleasant and well maintained area. There is little social cohesion, the inhabitants mostly keep to themselves. In a central location in this neighbourhood there is the mall “De Burcht” where you can go for your daily groceries. Moreover there is a “supermarket” at the Trumpi gas station which is opened seven days a week.

Here follows a description of the three most common types of residents. The description is based on an average of stereotypes and thus it is very possible that you can not identify yourself with any.

  • Social senior 40%
  • Average family 35%
  • Conscious hedonist 10%
Zuid - Overakker

Between 1960 and 1965 many new houses where built in the Overakker area (South of Breda) which lead to the current neighbourhood. There is a large variety of type of houses in this area: mostly low buildings, but also flat blocks and small parts with villas. About 3.100 inhabitants live there. In this district more than 60% of the residents are older than 55 years. This number is strongly influenced by the presence of two care centres for older people. You can do a part of the shopping in the neighbourhood itself. At a short distance are the shopping centres ‘Valkeniersplein’ or the ‘Burcht’. For nature lovers this district is also attractive since it borders the forest of Ulvenhout (Ulvenhoutsebos). This area is even more charming because of its farm for children and open air swimming pool.

Here follows a description of the three most common types of residents. The description is based on an average of stereotypes and thus it is very possible that you can not identify yourself with any.

  • Social senior 35%
  • Average family 20%
  • Active trend follower 15%


South - Ginneken

The Ginneken (Breda South) used to be a village. The village of Ginneken was changed, together with Bavel, into the community of Ginneken and Bavel. On the 1st of January 1942 Ginneken was annexed to Breda by the occupant. In the first half of the 20th century Ginneken used to be the favourite place of the nobility, retired farmers and retired people in general, because of its good location at the edge of the forest, a river and the nearness of the city. These people used to have money and the village had quite some beautiful mansions. The houses are still for a large part from before the 2nd world war. Ginneken is an area where many people wish to live amongst others because of the charm of the construction style of that period. Besides Ginneken is also attractive with the Ginnekenmark and its terraces, cafés, shops and restaurants. At this moment about 5.200 people live there.

Here follows a description of the three most common types of residents. The description is based on an average of stereotypes and thus it is very possible that you can not identify yourself with any.

  • Conscious hedonist 46%
  • Active trend follower 26%
  • Ambitious entrepreneur 11%

South- Boeimeer

Boeimeer (Breda South) is a triangular area next to the two rivers of Breda: the Mark and the Aa. Boeimeer has about 5.500 inhabitants. This district is composed of three parts. The graaf Engelbertstraat (street) limits the first part in the south. This part of the district (the Boeimeer) is being crossed by the Graaf Hendrik III laan (street). In this part of Boeimeer are low buildings (houses in a row) as well as flat blocks. Further there is a lot of green in this area and two shopping centres. The second part ‘Sonsbeeck’ is situated between the Julianalaan (street) and the Vredenburchsingel. This part borders a beautiful park. The nice and comfortable houses in this are have been constructed at the end of the 80s (last century). In the centre is a swimming pool. The third part (‘Oud Boeimeer’) is situated north of Vredenburgsingel and borders the city centre. Oud-Boeimeer is a neighbourhood with small streets and its own environment.

Here follows a description of the three most common types of residents. The description is based on an average of stereotypes and thus it is very possible that you can not identify yourself with any.

  • Conscious hedonist 22%
  • Active trend follower 22%
  • Social senior 20%
Zuid - Ruiterbos

Ruiterbos (Breda South) is situated between Graaf Engelbertlaan en the mastbos. The largest part of this area is composed of (partially pre-war) luxurious houses. This part borders the famous Mastbos (forest). Besides a part of this district is composed of distinguished houses (Baronielaan) and another part of houses in a row and a few flat blocks. About 2.400 people live in this neighbourhood. The Ruiterbos (Ruiter forest) is very green and there are different sports facilities. Further you can find here many attractive cafés/ restaurants. To do your shopping you can go to the neighbourhood of Boeimeer.

Here follows a description of the three most common types of residents. The description is based on an average of stereotypes and thus it is very possible that you can not identify yourself with any.

  • Conscious hedonist 40%
  • Social senior 31%
  • Cultural country man/woman 10%

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