We are often asked about living in Valencia, about how it’s different and about what you need to do to fit in. It’s a precursor to moving to Valencia for many people. They want to know what life is like here and how they can become a part of that “scene”. First thing it’s difficult. “Being Valencian” requires much more than just living in Valencia. It’s an attitude, a set of inherited traits and a socialisation in Valencian society.
Bare brick walls, open plan spaces, glass floored walkways to enter the property, Palace conversions and that perfect terrace with endless views over the city. It’s everyone’s dream Valencia bolthole. However, properties like this don’t come cheap and more importantly are like the proverbial hens’ teeth, difficult to find.
We are living in strange times as you know. Covid19 continues to dominate everyone’s waking thoughts and many places are being placed into further restrictions and local lockdowns.
Valencia currently has very low transmission rates of Covid and there are no restrictions in place at the moment. There are hyper local breakouts of the infection which are generally tracked and traced quickly. Because of this life goes on pretty much normally here except that everybody, and I mean everybody, wears a mask and when you walk into a shop or public enclosed space there is hand sanitiser available.
For those of you who might have been away or not able to get to Valencia recently you may not have seen the changes that have happened recently. Projects such as the increasing number of bike lanes, the pedestrianisation of the town hall square, the new building projects on the edge of the city, the revamped Plaza Redonda and even the roof on the Levante football stadium… things are changing.
Summer is well and truly here, it’s 30 degrees in my kitchen at the moment and I have just put the air conditioning on in the living room while writing this. Summer has the usual balmy evenings, meeting outside with friends and strolling along the acres of empty beaches, if you choose the right beach to a beach bar to enjoy a cooling drink.
The New Valencia Property Website means quite a few changes to how you search for your ideal Valencia Property. The work for this took four months in total and we are happy with what we have finished up with. Let’s take you through the improvements to the site we have made in order to make it easier for you to find what you are looking for once you are again allowed to look for somewhere to live in Valencia.
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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 ;-))Continue reading
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In this special post just for our readers based in the UK we look at the implications of the tentative deal struck by the EU and the UK last week. The first stage of Brexit negotiations has concluded and the blockheads in charge of the UK have got what theyContinue reading
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