Valencia is a vibrant city on the sea to look for a home. With an average annual temperature of 18 degrees, the climate is a real draw for sun-seekers. While the city does not have the popularity of Barcelona or Madrid, it has plenty of cultural highlights to explore.  

Valencia is located in the province of the same name, on the eastern side of the Iberian peninsula. It is served by Valencia airport, but dependent on where you to choose to buy a home, Alicante airport is also an option. Here are five reasons that Valencia is a superb places to purchase a property…


1.    A great pick of beaches

Valencia beach.

With a home in Valencia, you don’t have to choose between a city or beach lifestyle, you get the best of both worlds! The city boasts of seven kilometres of beach and many of them get to fly the Blue Flag, recognising them for their excellence, safety and cleanliness. Favourites include Las Arenas, “the sands”, as it is an easy two kilometres away from the city centre. For something a little more special, Port Saplaya is a ten-minute car ride away. It has earned the name “Little Venice” for its colourful houses that dot the harbour.


2.    An abundance of culture to explore

If you’re keen to embrace Spanish culture, there’s no better way to do that then with lots of sight-seeing. And luckily, in Valencia, the options are endless. If you are into your history, there’s the La Lonja, a silk exchange so impressive that it has been recognised as a World Heritage site. While the Valencia Cathedral is a dominant presence in the city, showcasing Baroque and Gothic architecture.


Plus, those who are interested in arts and sciences, there is no better place for you… there’s a section of the city designed for you. The City of Arts and Science contains Europe’s biggest aquarium, a science museum and a 3D cinema.

3.    Beautiful weather

Many overseas buyers are tempted to purchase a property in Spain for the weather and Valencia does not disappoint. The city has an average annual temperature of 18°C. Plus, the winters are brief and the summers are lovely and lengthy. July and August are the hottest months with highs of 30 degrees.

4.    Fantastic rental appeal

If you are drawn to purchasing a property and then renting it out to holidaymakers, you can be rest assured that it will gain lots of interest. As well as being a terrific seaside destination, its pleasant weather and diverse range of tourist attractions mean that people will want to visit even outside of the peak season. It certainly makes for a great city break! Indeed, this year Valencia was voted as Britain’s favourite place for a coastal destination, in a survey conducted by Which?


5.    Shop, shop and shop some more

Love fresh produce? The smell of a fresh plump fruit in your hands? You’re in luck! Valencia is home to the Central Market, the biggest (and grandest) market of fresh produce in all of Europe. So, you can fill up your pantry and kitchen with new delights.


If you want to decorate your home in items with a classic Spanish feel, the Calle de las Cestas – the Street of Baskets – is your best bet. While Poeta Querol Street boasts of luxury items. For high street brands, head to Colón Street and Eixample. 


Property choices

In the city centre, property for sale in Valencia can be quite expensive, it is less so than other major Spanish cities like Madrid and Barcelona. One of the great options for home hunters is to buy a renovated flat within a historic building. Moreover, property in the province of Valencia can be found at incredible bargains, and you could make trips to the city.


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