Is Marbella a good place to live
The once sleepy fishing town of Marbella has transformed into a cosmopolitan city and has become one of the most attractive locations to live in Europe and maybe even the world. Marbella offers a unique and exceptional quality of life due to it being situated on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea in Southern Spain.
Quality of Life
Perhaps to summarise why Marbella is a good place to live is to say it offers an excellent quality of life. Quality of life is a combination of many factors which are discussed further below in this article. Factors that make the quality-of-life Marbella offers excellent range from climate, lack of pollution, the Mediterranean diet and ability to enjoy outdoor activities all year and many others. More and More people are searching for places like Marbella that offer a quality of life due to falling quality of life in many other places throughout the world.
Due to its location on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea the Marbella area has a pleasant climate. The Marbella area enjoys an abundance of sunshine which is why the area is called Costa del Sol “the sunshine coast”. Due to these factors, you will never have extremely hot days in the summer or extremely cold days is the winter.
Next is the ambient of Marbella and in particular the natural ambient it offers. As you may have already guessed the Mediterranean Sea is a big part of this pleasant ambient the Marbella area offers to both residents and tourists. The stunning shorelines of the Mediterranean Sea next to Marbella ae kept and maintained delicately.
Due to the beaches and shoreline being kept so meticulously it certainly makes living in Marbella much more enticing. The beaches of Marbella and San Pedro de Alcantra are connected via a well-structured and maintained walkway suitable for walking, running or bike riding. Having this well maintained and structured walkway next to the shores of the Mediterranean Sea enables Marbella residents to enjoy in a comprehensive and unique way what living in the area has to offer.
In addition, the beautiful Sierra de las Nieves National Park is situated nearby to Marbella. To be more precise it is situated behind Marbella. The mountains of Sierra de las Nieves can be snow covered in the winter and are visible form Marbella.
As with anywhere popular with plenty of expats and tourists the Marbella area is easily reached via car or plane. The roads in Marbella enable easy travel within the nearby areas and the rest of Spain and Europe. In addition, air travel to Marbella is easy using the Malaga International Airport in Malaga.
Due to its pleasant climate Marbella is a favourite destination for sport lovers of all sorts. Enjoying plenty of sunshine in combination with a temperate climate allow sporting activities such as golf, tennis and many other to be enjoyed all year around. There are numerous golf courses situated in the Marbella area and some being some of Spain’s best ones.
Marbella has been able to maintain its charm and the excellent quality of life it offers also due to strict building regulations. Having seen what poor building regulations has done to other destinations in Spain and Europe, Marbella made sure that there were strict building regulations from the start.
The importance of maintaining green spaces and not allowing high rises being built has made Marbella a unique location. Construction in Marbella must follow certain rules which amongst the most important ones is not allowing the constructions of high-rise buildings. Having seen what poorly managed building regulations had done to other cities, Marbella set aside certain rules that all architects and construction companies must follow to maintain the excellent quality of life Marbella offers.
The Mediterranean Diet
The Mediterranean diet is world famous for being appetizing and nutritious. Being located on the shores of The Mediterranean Sea in southern Spain means Marbella is an ideal location for Mediterranean diet.
Living in Marbella will enable you to have easy access to components of the the Mediterranean diet such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and fish. You can buy the ingredients for your healthy Mediterranean diet either at the local supermarkets or the more local and traditional markets located in the area.
As with many of the other reason we have written about above Marbella’s location and climate is also linked to this one being “entertainment”. Due to the pleasant all year-round climate of the area you can enjoy many entertainment options outdoors.
Whether you like dinning out in restaurants, attending concert and musical events, dancing the night away in cubs or going on a boat ride you can do it in Marbella. In addition, the temperate climate allows you to enjoy many of these activities in the fresh outdoors .
Marbella is one of the most popular areas for buying property in Spain by people form around the world and within Spain. What the area offers in regards of climate, quality of life and other factors we mentioned in this article are very important for making Marbella so popular.
Combining all these factors with the availability of excellent and charming properties make Marbella even more attractive. Whether you like beachfront villa or a cosy apartment there are plenty of outstanding property options to choose form in Marbella and Costa del Sol.