10 Reasons To Live and Work in Valencia in 2018

Last year we wrote 10 Reasons to Live and Work in Valencia in 2017. Those reasons haven't really changed except we are all a year older now so here is our article for today, 10 Reasons to Live and Work in Valencia in 2018! (Notice what I did there ;-)) Before going into it though, take a look at this video that was being promoted by the Generalitat in Valencia in 2017, it's all about changing your life. It's a cheesy video but it makes an excellent point.

If you are wondering about working, the lifestyle and getting around in Valencia then take a look at the following points. 1) Spain is considered the second best destination for expats setting up businesses this year according to the world economic forum https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/09/the-21-best-countries-for-expats/ Valencia in itself has a new school for Entrepreneurs, loads of co-working spaces, including the large new Wayco in Ensanche, and hot desks and plenty of networking opportunities 2) Valencia has the best of both worlds in the sense that it is a big city with all that this entails and yet it is not so big to be overwhelming with a population around the 1 million mark in the metropolitan area. Valencia Rooftops
Valencia Rooftops
3) We have one of the best climates in the world according to the World Health Organisation and when I wrote this in 2017 on the day that turned out to be the coldest day of the year in mid January it was still 12 degrees that's not bad. Yesterday was the warmest ever January temperature as it reached 26.4ºC in the city on the 21st January 2018. 4) We have one of the best parties in the world recognized as such by Unesco now. The Fallas fiestas in March have been given Unesco Cultural World Heritage status and 2017 was the biggest ever. Fallas Fiestas are now a Unesco designated Cultural Heritage event
Fallas Fiestas are now a Unesco designated Cultural Heritage event
5) There is a thriving startup scene meaning there are lots of companies looking for coding geeks and people with English skills to develop websites and marketing. If this is what you are into then check out the opportunities. (Since we wrote this we have had lots of clients moving into the city with these skills) 6) We have very speedy internet. Even in my village our internet speed can get up to 300 mgs which is pretty astonishing when compared with places in other countries and even other areas of Spain. 7) Rents are reasonable and not everything is given over to airbnb type rents meaning you can find medium to long term rents at reasonable rates for both business premises and to live. I have been reading recently that rents in Madrid and Barcelona are rising out of control due to the lack of supply as everything is being given over to short term rentals, this is not yet the case here (This is just about still the case but getting more difficult to find and many properties have flipped to short term rentals now). Buying property in Valencia is also very affordable 8) There are communities in every part of the city rather than some areas just being tourist hubs. Even in the old town in the centre of Valencia there is still everyday life happening because plenty of people live there. We have written about the most exclusive areas here and alternatives to Ruzafa here 9) There are always opportunities to work even if that just means teaching English to make a bit of pocket change in your spare time. English teaching is big and it is always possible to find people wanting classes or academies wanting staff. It might not be the best paid work in the World but it gets you started here and allows you to live in the city. 10) The communications from Valencia are pretty excellent with road, rail and air routes easily accessible and the city itself hardly ever suffers from traffic jams. The public transport allied to the Valenbisi system of pick up and drop off bike hire is excellent. If this sounds like something that will be attractive to you then contact us and ask for more information. Check out our property listings here and follow me on twitter @grahunt. The question is, why are you not escaping to a live worth living? The Promenade at Valencia Beach
The Promenade at Valencia Beach
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