Arroios is a nice and very quiet area, with lots of typical Portuguese small business ‘mom and pop’ and food shops. It has great markets and very good prices in restaurants and shops.
It’s an interesting place to live given its central location, accessibility, proximity to public transport and good social facilities such as schools, hospitals and police.
To eat out, try small restaurants with great Portuguese food.
Chiado, Downtown and Alfama are easily reached by public transport, and even at night a taxi isn’t more than 10 euros.
Arroios is in permanent development, being nowadays one of the artistic areas in expansion.