Inhabitants: 82.275 (2018)
Surface: 22,9 Km2
Mayor: Boris Dilliès
A very chic municipality, Uccle is the second biggest after the city of Brussels, and the fourth in number of population. It is surrounded by lush greenery: le bois de la Cambre until la forêt de Soignes, to the east and the circuit of the green promenade which borders Uccle from the north-west to the south-east, to join the aforementioned forêt de Soignes which takes up a quarter of the surface of the municipality.
With open spaces, Uccle has a very charming side . Many tram and bus lines complement the five train stations of Uccle-Calevoet, Uccle-Stalle Moensberg, Saint-Job and Vivier d’Oie.
The cultural centre of Uccle offers a number of theatrical, musical and cinematographic shows.
Many neighbourhoods bring together luxury shops in Uccle: Saint-Job on the chaussée de Waterloo or the crossing between the chaussée d’Alsemberg and la rue Xavier de Bue.
During the past 35 years, the Saint-Job market has taken place every Monday from 9 till 13h.
Several good restaurants are located near the square of Saint-Job.
To buy a property in Uccle is a mark of prestige. It is not surprising then to see the highest prices in all of the Brussels’ region for houses, villas and apartments. Strangely enough, the renting of an apartment is a little cheaper, even if it is still high.
By Bernard De Plaen
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