The 15th arrondissement runs the range, from pricey bourgeois to some of the most affordable neighborhoods in west Paris. The northern areas around La Motte-Picquet and avenue de Suffren, along the border of the 7th near Les Invalides, boast the highest prices in the arrondissement, and also some of the loveliest buildings. High-rise buildings along the river boast spectacular views, but the buildings are of a contemporary sort that haven’t aged well, making them some of the best value opportunities for river view property. As you move closer to the southern edge of the 15th near the Porte de Versailles, the properties become less prestigious, matched by dramatically lower property prices. The area around rue de Commerce has a charming village-like feeling, bustling with shops and cafés. Apartments in this area tend to sell quickly, by word-of-mouth, to families seeking proximity to some of the most prestigious (French and bilingual) schools in Paris.