Foreign nationals prefer Districts 1, 2 (more specifically Thao Dien area) and Binh Thanh, with District 1 being the Downtown of Ho Chi Minh City with buzzing day and nightlife. Modern high rise accommodations are of a smaller volume scale in comparison to District 2 and District Binh Thanh. District 2 is the westerners’ hub with a great choice of modern high rise accommodations, charismatic villas, townhouses and excellent amenities. Lifestyle is much more toned down as compared to District 1 as many families choose to settle here and prefer a quiet night’s sleep, though you can still get into District 1 pretty quickly in just 15 minutes. The rest of the districts are good value for your money to live in also and an excellent opportunity to experience the Vietnamese lifestyle fully particularly Districts 3, 4, 5, 10 and Binh Thanh.