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Spain has become one of the main destinations for those looking to buy a property abroad.

Every year more and more people decide to invest in a property in our country and spend long periods of time enjoying the sun, our climate and our gastronomy, or there are even those who decide to move to Spain and spend most of the year here.

You only have to look at how every year, especially in the Mediterranean area, more and more foreigners take up residence here. In fact, if we pay attention to the data provided by the current real estate market, we will see that, in part, it is sustained by this foreign investment, which is expected to account for around 30% of the operations carried out in 2023.

An important factor in making the most of your stay in your new home and enjoying it to the full is making the right choice when buying.

And by this we are not only referring to whether the property is more or less beautiful and has all the amenities we want. Equally important is knowing how to choose the area that best suits our needs and personal situation.

If this is your case and you are considering a move to Spain, we recommend you continue reading this article!

How important is it to choose the most suitable area for my new home in Spain?

Every year more and more people decide to enjoy all the benefits of the Mediterranean, especially in the area made up of Alicante, Murcia and Almeria.

The first step, undoubtedly, is to choose the town that we like the most and that we believe will allow us to enjoy a life full of sun and peace. Once this decision has been made, we must not forget that there are a series of factors that will help us to make our stay much more comfortable and that it is always necessary to take into account.

For example, the needs of a younger couple with children who decide to move to Spain as a result of work flexibility are not the same as those of an older couple who need to have different services at their fingertips.

Below, we have prepared a small guide, based on our experience, to help you in your decision making process for your new home in Spain.


  • Proximity to green areas, parks, beaches or walking areas: the location in which we decide to take the step of buying a home will most likely be related to our own quality of life. For example, proximity to parks, green areas, sports facilities, shops and essential services contributes to a more comfortable and satisfying life. It is also crucial to consider factors such as safety and accessibility to ensure an environment conducive to your well-being.


  • Accessibility and Transport: proximity to public transport, connection to major roads and even the airport is essential to facilitate our day-to-day lives.


  • Basic services: depending on each person’s personal situation, we must assess the needs we have, especially in terms of public services. For example, when a young married couple with young children is considering this change, they will be looking for a home where they can have parks and green areas nearby, schools within walking distance, shopping centres or leisure areas where they can do activities with their children.


On the other hand, if it is an older couple, they will certainly want to have direct access to their leisure activities or they will value basic services such as an outpatient clinic, pharmacies or supermarkets.


  • Lifestyle and personal references: Each area has its own atmosphere and lifestyle. Some areas are more urban and dynamic, while others offer a quieter and more rural environment. Considering your personal preferences and lifestyle will help you find a place that fits your needs and values.


  • Investment potential: the choice of a strategic location can have a significant impact on the value of the property over time. Areas under development or those with infrastructure improvement plans tend to experience an increase in appreciation. Researching long-term investment potential allows you to make informed decisions and maximise the return on your property investment.

MAM Solicitors, we help you to enjoy your dream home

At MAM Solicitors we have over 30 years experience in helping our clients so that all they have to worry about is enjoying their stay in Spain.

Our team of specialised lawyers are ready to help you through all the steps and stages of the buying process, from verifying that the property you wish to purchase is in order and complies with all the legal documentation required, the drafting and signing of contracts and the subsequent administrative procedures and payment of taxes.

We invite you to contact us and let us help you with everything you need.

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