What is the best area in Marbella?
For many home buyers who are seeking to buy property in Marbella the questions of what is the best area in Marbella comes up frequently. Marbella is a very popular choice when it comes to buying a property and it is composed of different areas that each offer their unique characteristics.
The best area really depends on what you are looking for since as we said each area offers its own unique qualities.
Marbella Golden Mile
The Golden Mile refers to the area stretching from “El Piruli” to the beginning of Puerto Banus. It is a stretch of 4 km that extends the beautiful Mediterranean coastline. You can find an array of modern, new built and more traditional properties in the area. In addition, some of the most luxurious shops, restaurants, and hotels such as Marbella Club Hotel and Puente Romano are situated on the Golden Mile.
You can find properties situated frontline beach that offer incredible sea views to those situated on the north side of the Golden Mile in areas such as Las Lomas the Marbella Club .
Situated next to Puerto Banus and stretching inland you have the beautiful area of Nueva Andalucia. The area is quite extensive and is dotted with villas, apartments and townhouses. The famous Golf Valley is also located in Nueva Andalucia. Los Naranjos Gold Club, Aloha Golf Club and Las Brisas Golf Club are all situated in the Golf Valley in Nueva Andalucia.
As you can imagine due to numerous golf courses being located in Nueva Andalucia it means plenty of frontline golf properties which are perfect for golf lovers. Other advantages of buying property in Nueva Andalucia include being close to Puerto Banus which is a great location for shopping and restaurants.In addition since Nueva Andalucia is not situated next to the beach it offers a quieter lifestyle especially during the peak holiday seasons.
Sierra Blanca is the area situated on the northern side of the Marbella Golden Mile. Due to its elevated position many of the properties in Sierra Blanca offer incredible views of the Mediterranean Sea and nearby mountains. It is a very exclusive area that is partly gated. Those searching to buy real estate in Marbella who want to live in an exclusive area should certainly have a look at the properties in this area.
You will find some incredible villas built to the highest standards by some of Spain’s top architects in Sierra Blanca. In addition, there are numerous developments composed of townhouses and apartments built to the highest standards such as the Mansion Club Marbella.
Sierra Blanca is just a short drive from the Marbella Golden Mile and the beaches where you will find plenty of shops and restaurants. Marbella centre is also close by where there are more shops and restaurants.
For those who prefer a city ambient or the charm of Marbella old town with its classical Andalusian architecture Marbella Centre property can be a great choice. This area offers mainly apartments, townhouses, and a very limited number of villas.
Advantages of living in Marbella Centre range from being close to plenty of shops and restaurants in addition to being a short walk or drive to the beach depending on where your property is located.
Situated on the shores of the beautiful Mediterranean Sea is the famous Puerto Banus. The famous Puerto Banus has some of the area’s most luxurious shops, shopping centres and restaurants .
There are several developments located next to the sea or within a short walk to the sea located in Puerto Banus. If you are planning to buy property in Puerto Banus then your options are essentially limited to apartments since there are not any villas or townhouses in the area.
The area can be very busy during the peak holiday season due to numerous shops and restaurants located in the area. Having a property in Puerto Banus will offer you being just a short walk to shop and restaurants and some incredible views depending where the property is located.
Although not located exactly in the municipality of Marbella but rather in the municipality of Benahavis which is next to Marbella La Zagaleta is the most exclusive areas in Marbella, costa del sol and even perhaps in Spain.
Due to its privileged location in a wooded and elevated area the completely gated area is composed of some of the most luxurious villas on Costa del Sol. There are plenty of luxury villas built in La Zagaleta in addition to plots of land for those who wish to build their own villas.
La Zagaleta has its own golf courses , equestrian centre, and a private heliport.
Situated on the east side of Marbella you will find the charming area of Los Monteros. The residential area situated mainly next to the sea offers property buyers a short walk to the lovely beaches of the area. The area is an exclusively residential area and not many shops and restaurants are in the area. It is a very quiet area with a varied property options to choose from including some luxury properties built to the highest standards.
About a 10 minutes’ drive from Marbella just after San Pedro de Alacantra you will find Guadalmina Baja. Guadalmina Baja is the area situated on the south side of A-7 while Guadalmina Alta is the area located on the north side of A-7.
Due to Guadalmina Baja being located on the south side of A-7 most properties are within a short walk to the lovely beaches of the area . Its proximity to the sea also means many properties being located next to the beach that offer incredible views of the Mediterranean Sea. It is considered one of the most prestigious and exclusive areas of Marbella and Cost del Sol.
You will find tree covered streets in parts of Guadalmina Baja that offer a unique charm and tranquillity. If these qualities were not enough the 5 star Guadalmina Hotel and Guadalmina Golf Club are also situated in Guadalmina Baja.