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Alicante real estate is as hot as the namesake sun-soaked port city on Spain’s southeastern Costa Blanca (literally meaning "White Coast”) and the capital of the Alicante province. Alicante has an enviable reputation as one of the most famous summer resorts in Costa Blanca, with over two hundred kilometres of sunny Mediterranean coastline to sail, splash, swim and suntan.
Alicante is one of the three provinces within the municipality of Valencia, including Castellón and the namesake province of Valencia.
Alicante’s peak season happens during the busy, action-packed summer months where the beaches come alive and the sensation of summer-fun is in the air. Alicante between June to August is the best time to grab your sunscreen and get ready for that glowing Mediterranean suntan. July is Alicante’s hottest month and the peak beach season, so it’s always best to plan in advance if you wish to rent or buy a property in Alicante during summer.
Alicante is one of the sunniest cities in Europe with over two-thousand eight hundred hours of annual sunshine. For the warmest sea temperatures, visit Alicante during July to September where you can swim and splash in an average water temperature of 26°C!
Real estate in Alicante, Valencia has always been a favourite destination for foreign buyers thanks to Alicante’s reputation as an international holiday hotspot. Beyond the lovely sandy beaches and warm Mediterranean waters, part of the attraction is the convenience of Alicante’s International Airport (code: ALC), situated just twenty minutes from heart of the city. With connections to most of Europe and one hundred and twenty five destinations across forty airlines, including the major budget carriers, reaching Alicante is convenient and cost-effective.
Travelling to and from the international airport to the city centre is made easy with the C-6 bus service. Arriving every hour, it’s just twenty minutes wait between three bus services operating between 6:40am to 11pm. The journey duration from the airport to the city centre is approximately thirty minutes as you pass a variety of commercial properties in Alicante, Valencia as you get closer to the central business district. Transportation is cheap, with a bus ticket from the airport to the downtown area costing just four Euros. If you wish to venture further afield, the bus service also connects to other major Spanish cities such as Valencia, Barcelona and Madrid. Taxis are plentiful and always present at the international airport and Alicante’s city centre.
Expat demand for property for sale in Alicante, Valencia has traditionally concentrated in coastal areas primarily, followed by the inner-city centre; with a preference for apartments for sale in Alicante. Alicante offers exceptional value with less than half the average cost per square metre compared to Spain’s leading city centres such as Barcelona and Madrid.
Villas in Alicante, Valencia are also a favourite for expatriate investors who seek to capitalise upon Alicante’s rank as Spain’s second most popular destination (after Andalucia) for overnight stays, according to the National Institute of Statistics. Multiple rooms, larger living spaces and lifestyle facilities such as private pools and outdoor cooking areas offer attractive rental income due to the high summer holiday demand.
Alicante is the fifth populous province in Spain after Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia and Seville, with one point eight million residents. However, unlike the top four leading provinces in Spain, nearly half of the properties for sale in Alicante are sold to foreign buyers. The most recent international buyer activity for home sales in Alicante was just less than half - the highest in all of Spain - according to the Ministry of Development and the National Institute of Statistics.
Alicante expatriate community account for thirteen percent (13%) of the population with nearly two hundred and forty thousand foreign residents. The highest majority of expatriates in Valencia are from the United Kingdom with eighty thousand residents that represent over thirty-three percent of the total expat community. Consequently the British are the most prevalent nationality of foreign investors buying real estate in Alicante. Valencia’s second most popular expat community originate from Romania with over thirty-five thousand Romanian expats, representing fifteen percent of the total expat community. In third place are German nationals with more than fifteen thousand residents that comprise of seven percent of the total expatriate community in Alicante. Last are the Irish with two and a half thousand foreign national residents in Alicante.
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