The Simple Spaces Neighborhood

Haebangchon•Kyunglidan•Noksapyeong

Central Location

This area is located in central Seoul, where you have access to several intersecting subway stations (see Noksapyeong station; line 6) and bus routes that will take you to almost every major destination in Seoul.

Kyunglidan Street Churros
Korean BBQ Noksapyeong

Mix of Korean and diverse food comforts

The food scene is particularly attractive in the Noksapyeong area. Located walking distance from Itaewon, the US military base, and embassies from over a dozen countries, it seems that the Noksapyeong neighborhood is the hub of restaurants of an increasingly diverse range of ethnicities.

However, the area also retains its “Korean-ness”, containing alleyways bustling with a mix of old and new Korean restaurants, cafes, and bars, resulting in a wonderful hybrid of the culinary traditions that Korea is known for, and the comforts of your home, whether that means some perfectly chicken masala with naan or a perfect slice of NY pizza and a good craft beer.

A beautiful green backyard (Namsan)

Namsan, the popular mountain that houses the Seoul tower is about 10-15 minutes walking distance from you.

Aside from being a beautiful the setting for countless Korean dramas, it also contains several gyms for outdoor exercise, hiking, and awesome views.

Coming from a small town, I especially appreciate being able to retreat to nature in Seoul when I’m feeling like I’m getting too much “city”.

Kyunglidan Namsan Tower
Itaewon International Clinic
Barber Noksapyeong
Seoul Barista
Create Wellness Center

Foreign accommodations (clinics, dentists, barbers, etc.)

In addition to foreign restaurants, there are also several other foreigner-friendly institutions, such as doctors, dentists, barbers, etc.

 

Safety & Security

You’ll find that Seoul is an extremely safe city to get around in, and the Noksapyeong area is no exception. Given the presence of the US military (although a majority of the base has re-located), police stations, and overall neighborly vibe of the area, our tenants have felt welcome and secure in their new homes and surrounding neighborhood.

US Military and Korean officers
Kyunglidan Staircase Namsan Tower

A balance of peace and enjoyment

What really makes our neighborhood unique is the balance of quiet with the fun. Certain parts of Seoul feel like there is constant noise and distraction. While our tenants will have plenty of attractions for an abundant social life, they also have a quiet and peaceful space to return to.

Simple Spaces community

As the Simple Spaces community has grown within the neighborhood, the community itself has become a reason why the neighborhood has felt like such a home. Especially for students who arrive alone, having immediate access to a community of friendly like-minded people can often turn a lovely neighborhood into a home away from home.

Simple Spaces roommates

Get in touch

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