An Overview of the Province of Valencia in the region of Valencia:
The Costa del Azahar, or" Orange Blossom Coast", is to the North of the Capital city Valencia. The area forms part of the provinces of Valencia and Castellón and is one of the most beautiful and unspoilt regions of Spain. Not only offering great beaches but beautiful towns and countryside. The countryside of the Costa del Azahar is breathtaking, filled with orange and lemon groves, protected parks and nature reserves; the region offers plenty of scope for those who enjoy outdoor pursuits and rural tourism. Here you can enjoy activities such as hiking, rambling, mountain climbing rafting, mountain biking, and more. Beaches destinations in the Costa del Azahar: City of Valencia, Las Fuentes, Peniscola, Benicassim, Castellon de la Plana & Burriana.
About the Costa Blanca:
One of our favourites, the Costa Blanca has something for everyone! from pretty little inland villages to some of the most cosmopolitan tourist resorts on the Spanish coastline, such as Benidorm and Alicante. This location isn't necessarily a place one would go to see historical monuments (although there are many). Generations of people have been attracted to these Spanish shores for its stunning, white to golden sand beaches and its dreamy warm blue Mediterranean waters. There are some old towns and villages to visit, both on the coastline that have not been overtaken by the madding crowds and that offer an authentic flavour of times gone by on these shores. There is an abundance of shops, and outdoor bars and restaurants, for opportunities to sit and relax and take in that wonderful laid back, Meditteranean atmosphere and take advantage of the wonderful, all-year-round warm climate.
Schools in the Costa Blanca:
There are several international schools on the Costa Blanca (and most are within relatively easy reach of Alicante). Within the city of Alicante is King´s College, also known as The British School of Alicante. Fees are standard for an international school (around 10,000 Euro per annum) and the waiting list can run as high as 3 years, so early enquiry is strongly recommended. All classes are conducted according to the English curriculum and are held in English, with some Spanish and Valencian (the native dialect of the region).
One of the most popular and dynamic Spanish cities in Spain. It has always attracted thousands of people from the UK for holidays and a vast number of people wishing to live a permanent life in the Sun! Therefore, there are many expatriates, especially retirees, opting for a new life for a new better quality of life, with a steady pace, pleasant climate, and environment. The city of Alicante, of course, is vibrant both day and night, it has everything, and offers an exciting base for your property search or your ideal permanent home in the elegant city of Alicante. Just a little way in any direction from the heart of the city you will find many residential areas both coastal and a little more inland. These areas have grown and matured over the past 30 years, into becoming some of the safest and most pleasant communities for living a good life in the sun! If you wish to move to Alicante, note that the area hosts a significant expat community, including foreign students thanks to the presence of its university. Alicante is considered to have the best of everything Spain has to offer. A beautiful city on Spain´s Costa Blanca (on the South-Eastern coast), Alicante is much less expensive to live in than the larger urban centres like Madrid and Barcelona. Famed for its architecture, Mediterranean climate, relaxed lifestyle, food and entertainment, Alicante is very popular with expats as well as native Spaniards.
Airports & Transport Connections:
Alicante international airport, there are flights to and from all major UK airports to the Costa Blanca are on average 2-hours and 20 minutes. Alicante airport is a major European connection and hosts the usual assortment of international airlines as well as budget flights from within Europe and the UK/Ireland. Alicante train station serves as a regional and international hub for travellers within Spain and Europe. The public transport for the city of Alicante, along with many of its neighbouring capital cities in regions such Murcia are introducing an electric tram system and slowly reducing the number of buses and taxies. This new infrastructure is the green answer to the congestion and pollution problem suffered in all Major cities across the world. The Tram system provided city dweller and visitor alike a more environmental, efficient and economical means of transport.
The Costa del Azahar enjoys a mild climate, with warm dry summers and temperate winters. Ideal for all year round living! Sometimes temperatures above 28 degrees cent in July and August, and no less than 12 Degrees in the day, during winter months.
Relocating or in Investing in the Costa Blanca:
If you are interested in more of an expatriate population, you will find this here. As the Costa Blanca has been a forerunner in providing not only holidays for us Brits but has some of the earliest and largest levels of British migration than any of the other Costas. There is an abundance of all year round liveliness in this resort. the Costa Blanca has it all! If you would like to visit places of interest," you will find them close by, in inland locations of the Costa Blanca. The Costa Calida, a neighbouring Region to the South of the Costa Blanca, it is one of the smallest regions in Spain offering a more tranquil and original way of Mediterranean life.
Settling In Your New Home in Spain:
If you are going to purchase a property in Spain, it is highly recommended that you consider before you make the move, even months in advance, what the bureaucratic obligations for yourself, your family and the local community laws. If you have spoken to one of our advisers beforehand you will at the very least be aware of what needs to be done and you have possibly started the process of; registration, health, Town Hall, your car and so on. There are so many things to think about, once you have made the final leg of your journey and you arrive in Spain, the last thing you want to do is spend your time, on what can be very lengthy processes, which can be very stressful and costly if you do not speak Spanish. Average Property Prices in and around the Alicante Community. Property prices here are much lower than in other Spanish cities. The property prices are not falling as they were in the economic collapse and there are many signs to suggest that there are some stability and confidence growing in Spain Real Estate. (There are many of the unsightly, abandon building sites being regenerated and builders are coming in to complete these in anticipation of the economic turnaround.) The average price of a property per 2m is 1,35 Euros.
The important process of the patriation of yourself and your family into this lovely Region and being able to start enjoying living that Mediterranean lifestyle one must consider, the necessary steps to take before this happens, your enjoyment and ability to relax and explore your new home and your new life could be delayed or become very difficult for a number of obvious reasons: the possible language barrier, national/local customs and politics, Access to health care and so on... Naturally, this will apply to anybody, relocating to a new, non-English speaking country.
Simply, if you are ill-informed or have not sought sufficient and sound advice. Being "armed" with such information will assist with this settling in process and the whole experience will be made so much easier by sourcing information and resources, avoiding common pitfalls and giving you more time to relax and unwind here as fast as possible. A Dream Home in Spain Network of associate Agents and their colleagues are able to assist you.
The coastline resorts and communities of Valencia are known as the Costa Blanca The "White Coast, for its distinctive white sands." has received visitors from the UK and the rest of Northern Europe for many years. It was one of the first destinations where these visitors began to settle in a more permanent way! This coastline and it's inland areas have been very popular with property investors and for many people looking for the perfect climate and lifestyle for relocation for many years.
There is a new, post-crisis economy emerging and there are great signs of steady regeneration and investor confidence in the region; The builders are now on site completing some of the projects they had started and moving on to fulfil a refreshed demand for off-plan new build properties which are being tailored on individual request, not the masses.
The strength of the GBP against the Euro has a great part to play in this. Property investors here are looking for the last of the lower end property prices and finding the new market value price for a property in this beautiful region well within their financial reach and are amazed at what is on offer and in great locations!
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