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The region of Murcia, which makes up the South Eastern corner of the Iberian Peninsula, is definitely an area to watch for the would-be Spanish property buyer. Murcia International Airport along with an infrastructure which has already improved immensely over the last decade, will certainly increase Murcia’s popularity: now is the ideal time to invest. This is not to say that Murcia region’s Costa Calida is likely to become the next Costa del Sol, the regional government here has learned lessons from what has happened elsewhere in Spain and is determined to preserve the area’s architectural heritage. There is a lot less building going on in Murcia than elsewhere in Spain and most properties on the market are re-sale rather than new-build. For the property seeker with vision and imagination there are still bargains to be found – villas, fincas and even ruins needing extensive renovations. Many Spaniards are doing just this and creating a dream second home in this region. Don’t worry if this isn’t your idea of owning property in Spain – we have properties which are ready to move into too!
There is a lot more to Murcia Region than La Manga – though if golf, tennis, watersports and rubbing shoulders with sports stars and celebrities is your thing, La Manga resort is the place to be. There is 250km of coastline – much of it unspoilt and undiscovered, with some truly gorgeous beaches. There is a great diversity of landscape in Murcia – from the coast and the Mar Menor, to breathtaking mountainous areas, to the wide arid plains where many spaghetti Westerns were filmed (the sets were left behind and there are three ‘Wild West’ theme parks to visit). There are beautiful National Parks in this region too, one of which – the Sierra de Espuna National Park – is only 40 minutes’ drive from Murcia Town, and is an unspoilt, mountainous pine forest and haven for wildlife. Only a short distance inland from the obvious attractions of the coast there are some stunning places to be found – with lots of sleepy rural villages waiting to be discovered. One of the loveliest places in Murcia is the Ricote Valley. This was the last stronghold of the Moors in Spain and has a lush and beautiful landscape running alongside the River Segura.
The weather here is mild in winter but can get very hot in summer, reaching temperatures of 40 degrees or more – there is less than 350mm average rainfall a year though the mountainous regions get more and there can be sudden, torrential downpours with some areas occasionally flooding.
The capital of the region is the city of Murcia which is significant culturally and historically – parts of the city walls date back to the year 831. It is a University town (a two University town, to be precise) – it has a lovely Old Quarter and a beautiful cathedral. The town was at its economic height in the 18th century and many of its elegant buildings date from that era. As you would expect, Murcia City has a vibrant cultural life with restaurants, authentic tapas bars and clubs – and seemingly constant festivals and celebrations. There is also a good mix of international and Spanish shops.
When looking for property in Spain, do give careful consideration to the region of Murcia. It really does have everything for the discerning property buyer – a rich diversity of landscape, gorgeous beaches, and all the facilities you could need on your doorstep. This is an ideal time to buy here – Murcia is definitely a property ‘hot-spot’ at the moment, and buying here would make for a wise investment.
Murcia City is significant culturally and historically – parts of the city walls date back to the year 831. It is a perfect blend of fascinating architecture (its beautiful cathedral took four centuries to complete) and new commercial and shopping areas. It has a vibrant cultural life with restaurants, bars and clubs – and seemingly constant festivals and celebrations. For the discerning property hunter, Murcia Region really has everything you could want.
Murcia region is serviced by three international airports and is just over 2 hours flying time from the UK. The weather is outstanding, even by Spanish standards (315 days of sunshine a year with temperature averaging out at 22 degrees). It has some of the best beaches in Spain (the popular resort of La Manga is on this coast, alongside Mar Menor, a naturally formed saltwater lagoon). Throw in awe-inspiring mountain ranges, spectacular countryside dotted with citrus, olive and almond groves, and some of Spain´s best property sites…what are you waiting for?
Take a look at our properties for sale in Murcia – no matter what you have in mind, from a large country villa to a city apartment, we will do our best to help you find it. We pride ourselves on being more than your average Real Estate Agent: we aim to offer an unparalleled service and guide you through your purchase of your Spanish property from start to finish.