Tbilisi Districts

Vake is relatively new district however, it is considered to be one of the most upmarket districts of Tbilisi that is centrally located. Due to its modern infrastructure and contemporary residential and commercial spaces, in recent years it’s becoming one of the favorite districts for foreigners. Being the wealthiest district of Tbilisi, numerous upscale restaurants and businesses had opened their facilities in the area.


Mtatsminda is the oldest districts, that is ideally situated in the heart of the city, beginning from Sulphur Baths all the way down to Freedom Square and Rustavelli Avenue.

This area of the city was partially built many years ago and is therefore not designated for skyscrapers. Because there are so few available land plots, they are frequently turned into hotels and commercial spaces rather than residential buildings.


Saburtalo is probably the largest district in the city that is centrally located. Because the majority of Tbilisi’s universities, which attract a large number of international students, are located in the area, it has a large community of foreigners living there. Another significant advantage of Saburtalo is that Tbilisi’s second metro line, the green line, runs right through the heart of the district.

The upper part of Saburtalo, beginning from the Central Park (that is currently being built) going up to Nutsubidze Plateau and ends with the Lisi Lake, that is where most of the residential developments is taking place in resent years.

The upper part of Saburtalo, beginning with the Central Park (which is currently being built) and continuing up to the Nutsubidze Plateau and ending with the Lisi Lake, has seen the majority of residential development in recent years.



Dighomi is considered a neighborhood within Saburtalo District, but it could just as easily be its own district. Dighomi is a large area that covers most of the north-west part of the city and is divided into several sections: Dighomi, Dighomi Massivi, Didi Dighomi, and Dighomi Village, to name a few of the most popular.

Located approximately 20-30 minutes from the city center, each section of this neighborhood has its own fully developed infrastructure, including shopping malls, business centers, parks and schools, an Olympic-sized sports complex, Embassy of USA and the majority of private international schools.


Krtsanisi District that includes Ortachala neighborhood is known for its eclectic style architecture, gardens and entertainment places for residents and tourists.

Given the breathtaking views, with more embassies located in the area than anywhere else, and Tbilisi’s only golf course, Tbilisi Hills, being only 15 minutes away, this is considered to be one of the city’s most exclusive neighborhoods.


The Isani District is zoned for high-rise building construction. T With a large number of plots available in the area, there has been a significant increase in residential building development in recent years. Isani provides a fair compromise between reasonable pricing and convenience of access to the city center. It is just a 10–15-minutes’ drive to the city center and around 15 minutes by car to the airport, or just three stops on the metro from Isani Metro Station.



Varketili is a sleeping quarters district with relatively inexpensive real estate that is probably the least visited by tourists in Tbilisi. This is the first neighborhood you see as you drive from Tbilisi International Airport.


The district has a high concentration of old communist-style buildings, and as you travel further into the area, you will notice a number of newly built residential complexes and compounds, as well as numerous upcoming construction sites. One of the benefits of the area is that the last metro stop is right in the district’s center. Varketili also has a large outdoor mall called East Point, where people from Tbilisi like to spend their time shopping.


Chughureti District is a historic old area on the opposite side of the Mkvari (Kura) river, with mostly low-rise Georgian-style red brick buildings. One of the district’s main attractions is David Aghmashenebeli Street, also known as “Turkish Street,” which is popular with tourists, particularly those from the Middle East.

A few blocks away is the famous “Fabrika,” a popular co-working and creative space with a variety of trendy bars, restaurants, and small designer stores. This neighborhood is very popular among digital nomads, who are flocking to Tbilisi in increasing numbers.

The area is becoming increasingly popular among ‘hipster types’ and creative youth. Prices in Chughureti remain low in comparison to Mtatsaminda on the other side of the river, but have a potential to increase.



Gldani District is Tbilisi’s most densely populated administrative region. The majority of the apartments in the area are of the old Communist type, but they are being joined by a slew of new modern projects that are among the city’s more affordable options.


It has similar advantages and disadvantages to Dighomi, and it takes slightly over 30 minutes to get to the city center. Tbilisi’s main metro line, however, runs through the district.

There is a vibrant shopping area near the station with many shops, and there are City Mall Gldani, Gldani Mall, and many other shopping centers in the area around the Akhmeteli Theater metro station. This district’s infrastructure is fully developed, and it’s only a 10-15-minute drive to Tbilisi Reservoir (Tbilisi Sea), which has public beaches, sunbathing terraces with diving platforms, and sailing and kite surfing facilities.

Other recreation areas include Gino Paradise water park and the hilltop “Chronicle of Georgia,” a monumental pillared sculpture depicting Georgian history that overlooks the Tbilisi Sea.

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