Designed and built by the communists in the 1950`s and 1960`s and subsequently has good public spaces (parks and shopping) and the buildings tend to be of a more agreeable small-block design rather than the monumental sized and horrific things they built in the 1980`s. But Floreasca also has nice new blocks and some lovely minimalistic villas. The neighborhood has retained a village feel and boasts some very popular and quaint restaurants and shopping. The Floreasca Park is a big and well managed space with an ice-skating rink in the winter, swimming pool club in the summer and a children`s` playground with some very interesting and adventurous things to climb and hold on to while being whisked around at high speed. Floreasca gets our thumbs up for being a good location to base yourself and it`s right next door to Primaverii, Dorobanti and the Central neighborhoods so good location to see friends and get to work.
School Choice Number 1 is Veritas, an international school owned and run by Americans with a Scandinavian aproach to education (learning should be hands on and about discovery and building self confidence), with a British curriculum. The campus has access directly down the street from a large and very good sports club (Pescariu) and a large closed park for playground purposes.