Fragen an das Offenbacher Forum
First of all I apologize, but I don't speak German. I found this forum useful and I am reading it with google translate.
I am considering to buy an apartment (Neubau) in Offenbach and I would like to receive your help and your opinions since I am not very familiar with the area and the building sector in Germany.
The expected completion of the apartment is in May/June 2019 and it will be located close to the Hafen area, in the Goethequartier (500 m in the North-East from S-Bahn Ledermuseum).
I decided to buy there since the prices in Frankfurt are extremely expensive and out of my budget. Moreover, there is a good public transport system (4 lines S-Bahn) and direct connection with the Airport, the river is close, the city of Frankfurt is close.However I know that the city of Offenbach does not have a good reputation. I visited the area several times and I saw there are many project on going (Innovation campus, Viktoria viertel, Goetherquartie), so I hope it will further develop.
Here my questions:
1) What do you think about the requalification of the Goethequartier and in general about the perspectives of Offenbach? Will it be successful?
2) Do you think the noise originated by the plane is a serious issue for the value of the apartment?
3) Which aspects, in your view, should I consider before to decide to buy?
An alternative option, although a bit more expensive, would be in Gallusviertel (1 km on the west side of the S-Bahn station, Under Mainzer Landstrasse, so very close to the train station. What do you think about this area? I see it is close to the Europa Viertel, so it might also be subject to further development. What do you think is better?