On Friday I wrote that “Palma de Mallorca has become one of Europe’s most attractive and desirable locations both to visit and live” (see Luxury Palma de Mallorca Penthouse – Atic Apartment for Sale – Santa Catalina Palma Apartment for sale) so today I must sincerely apologise to the city for undercooking the “praises”. Over the weekend the Sunday Times newspaper voted Palma de Mallorca the 2015 winner of the best city in the world to live and visit!!
In the words of the newspaper “our winner is Palma, one of the most picturesque cities in Spain. We believe it has everything” Amongst the qualities highlighted are the climate, the beauty of it’s Old Town, the quality of the restaurants and beaches. Palma is compared to Barcelona for it’s similar characteristics of attractive historic quarter, beaches, manageable size with everything walking distance and a great climate. ” A pocket handkerchief sized city that has it all!”, with the additional bonus that it is located in a very attractive and desirable Island, is the conclusion.
The Sunday Times adds that the size of Mallorca, with it’s very diverse scenery and attractions, with everything less than an hours drive from Palma, is a huge plus for visitors and buyers of property. The airport is 10 minutes from the city centre with daily cheap flights all year around such that the city has become a “dormitory” type location for many British and Europeans that commute regularly to the major capital cities of the continent.
Interestingly the newspaper classified each of the 50 cities on their table as to whether it was best rent or buy a property and, for Palma, the conclusion was that buying a property was best, highlighting the historical centre and traditional properties in areas such as Santa Catalina and Portixol.
The other attractions highlighted were the sea and sailing with the huge port and marina and easy access to Puerto Portals and Port Adriano a short drive away, for lovers of sailing; the wonderful Boutique Hotels; top shopping; historic areas and buildinds like La Llonja, El Paseo de Born, Mercado de Olivar and the Joan Miro Foundation; and last but not least the increasing number of top restaurants including Simply Fosh, Hotel Cort, De Tokio a Lima and the Bodega Gaudeix .
If you are looking to purchase a property in Mallorca we, at Novi Property Mallorca, would be delighted to help. We are Chartered Surveyors and specialist property finders so are ideally placed to help you identify the best areas to look at and to locate the most attractive properties. We are able to access properties from right across the market, from those offered by estate agents and developers to those being marketed privately or through traditional “corredores” (intermediaries that still operate in some villages and areas of the Island). We will arrange all viewings, provide all important market and valuation advice and, when the time comes, undertake all the negotiations and help coordinate the Due Diligence process with your chosen lawyers.
Important note: Our Novi Property Mallorca web site showcases well over 1,000 properties that are currently on the market in Mallorca. This is not in any way an exhaustive list of what we are able to offer, rather it is a selection to give you a flavour of what is available. Once we have identified our clients particular requirements we will undertake an exhaustive search, identifying all the best opportunities for your consideration. In most cases this all comes at no cost to you as buyers. For the latest news and views regarding the Mallorca Property Market click here
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