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Friday, July 18th, 2014

Buying a property in Valencia: The finest areas (III)

View over the City of Arts and Ciences from the terraceThis is our final article on the most desirable areas to buy a property in Valencia, and will centre around two areas in the city which have experienced rapid growth over recent years: the Paseo de la Alameda and Benicalap.

Luscious gardens in the old riverbed of the River TuriaThough the Paseo de la Alameda runs alongside a large section of the park formed by the old riverbed of the River Turia, the section we shall focus on in this article nears the end of the park, located where the Paseo meets the Avenida de Francia. This area is perfectly located, as it sits within very close proximity to the famous City of Arts and Sciences, which was designed by Santiago Calatrava and Félix Candela. There is a wide variety of local amenities on offer in this area, such as the El Saler and Aqua shopping centres, both of which feature a cinema, and are typical of the many commercial and entertainment attractions on offer in the neighbourhood. Some of the most sought-after properties around the Paseo are definitely the penthouses (some duplexes), which offer stunning views of the surrounding area. Due to such a privileged location next to the Turia park and its open green spaces, the properties in this exclusive part of the city are perfect for sport lovers who can spend time cycling and running along the old riverbed, as well as families with small children, who will enjoy the park’s various play areas.

Exclusive complex on Avinguda de les Corts ValencianesThe final stop on our tour of the finest areas to invest in Valencia is the Benicalap district, situated in the north of the city. This is also known as the ‘Nou Mestalla’ neighbourhood, due to the fact that Valencia CF’s new football stadium (of the same name) is located here, although it is currently awaiting completion. Similarly to the area surrounding the Paseo de la Alameda and Avenida de Francia, Benicalap has lately undergone expansion and now features many recently-constructed buildings which surround the Avinguda de les Corts Valencianes. Equally based around the concept normally associated with residential developments, many of these buildings are gated and feature huge, indoor sports facilities and spaces ideal for children. Another characteristic that Benicalap shares with the previous area in this article is that it represents a key commercial and entertainment sector of Valencia, with a large presence of office buildings, as well as the Palacio de Congresos convention centre, the recently-built Casino Cirsa Valencia, and exclusive hotels such as Meliá Valencia and Sorolla Palace. Finally, Benicalap is well-connected to the Convention and Exhibition Centre, Manises International Airport, and motorways to Barcelona and Madrid. Nearby residential areas include Campolivar and Santa Barbara, along with high-class towns such as Godella and Rocafort.

‘Dama Ibérica’ sculpture in Valencia Avenida de les Corts

This is the final part of the article. If you would like to read the previous two parts, click here for  Buying a property in Valencia: The finest areas (I) and Buying a property in Valencia: The finest areas (II).

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