From beeing a muddy industrial area some decades ago, Hammarby Sjöstad has lately developed into a popular living area for foremost young upper middle-class families. It’s modern, rethought, still growing – and buildings and apartments are built taking the environment into consideration.
I like the area because it has of a lot of great promenades alongside the water, which makes a daily stroll with a take away coffee in hand the perfect way to take in the surroundings by. There’s plenty of cafés and restaurants here as well – if you want to stay indoors for a while.
The best part is the three minute short free ferry-ride (shuttle traffic every 10 minutes, all year around) from Barnängsbryggan on Södermalm (check Google maps). Yet another great way to see the area from. If you for some reason lack the desire to go on a boat though there’s another way of transports. From the metro station Gullmarsplan there’s only one stop with the tram. Then just aim for the water.