Best community/place in Spain to live

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  1. Judge Mental

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    I may lose my licence next year due to my eyes and diabetes. But life goes on! So we are thinking of a small place in Spain Alicante region? For semi retirement. Can any one point me in the direction of good areas to investigate on the coast? I would prefer somewhere that is not disserted in the winter and a proper community.
    Any links to ex pat web sites would be appreciated and anyone with local knowledge would be most welcome to comment as I basically have not got a clue where to start!
     
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    Its rarely hard to advice any one were to live over here if you want some were like Alicante were there is always something going on and a lot of people about its not cheap to by or rent but just outside might be better for you.Were you can get a bus in.if you do decide to move over here and i can be of any help just ask. ken
     
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    My advise is to rent first to see if you like it. Not everyone does.:Sad: I have sent you info on a personal e mail and hope that helps
     
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    Thanks chaps! Sorry but I did not mean Alicante the city but the region......
     
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    Please read up as much as you can.Dont buy new,Make sure you get a English speaking Spanish lawyer not a Spanish speaking English lawyer. Do not use a lawyer that has been recommended by the estate agent or builder. I could go on but if you need any in depth info please feel free to PM me.
     
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    if you don't speak spanish and are getting on in years so unlikely to master it , torrevieja is probably the best place if not the most beautiful

    everything from a gilbert and sullivan society to a voluntary group that will supply someone spanish speaking to go to the hospital with you ; easy access to 2 airports etc

    the urbanisations around offer property at all price levels , free bus services for retired residents
     
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    If i was you I would stay away from Torrevieja But thats just me. not wanting to upset anyone:Rofl1:
     
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    hi must say if i was thinking of moving to spain i prefer asturia or cantarbria. much quieter there is some uk living there. yes not so warm in winter but much nicer in summer. somewhere between santander and gijon ,its really nice there i like san vicente de la barquera. i find the med can be too hot in summer. much cheaper in the north as well. cheers alan.
     
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    would probably not stay there in high summer would let it out hopefully!. La Marina has been sugested..any thoughts?
     
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    must say med spain is med spain. i am slowly thinking even though i have travelled all my life .if uk was as warm as spain in the winter and we had alot less rain .i probably would stay here . i actually like uk,its too cold n wet in winter .but its no secret i think uk is the best place to be .easy to earn a few bob ,lots work about,most things are as cheap as abroad now. its never been better .only the weather puts me off. for me north coast of spain is like cornwall was thirty years ago. it could be my second choice of place to live . but i must say i do love living in cornwall. going away in the winter for me makes a nice balance. i appreciate the uk more every time i return. live here its a great country. cheers alan,
     
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    Ah - different site though.... :Wink:
     
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    :Doh: So it is. I was going to post that too, but I couldn't find it among my 52,000 links. :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    La Marina ? 2nd highest crime spot in Spain only Torrevieja beats it.
     
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    I agree with some of that...will not be staying full time just over wintering etc....

    Thanks again everyone keep it coming! I guess all year around urban areas will attract burglars:RollEyes:
     
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    Hi, if I were you I would keep my money in my pocket. We have friends in Spain that cant get out, nothing is selling and they have a villa and an apartment, and have a job to rent them, and they are in Torrevieja. One has just come back and rented to a Spanish doctor for peanuts, how long it last he doesn't know, he just had enough and got back here to earn some money, and says he will not go back.:Sad:

    We get invited over every time Jane chats to them on Face Book, use the apartment for free and we will pick you up from the airport..............No Thanks....It's bad enough being on the drive for 3 day's in our motorhome.

    After all whats it got after you take the thieves away............Sun Shine....You can get that anywhere. :Doh: Bob.
     
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    Try the area San Juan de las Terrase on the south coast. Good area with access to largers places to visit or shop. Just viewed a villa on EBay for sale there at £70K, credit crunch problems. This area is warm throughout the year and is adjacent to National Parks.
    Good Luck Ron
     
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    hello there just been to my freinds house who lives in a caravan site in benidorm the site is called vila mar ? he has just been telling me that the price of the vans have dropped in price to as little as £6000 and even cheaper ??? some people cant afford them due to the current cash flow of the world ?the vans are great you have you own bit of land with th van and little garden ? the place its self is lovly have been there a few times only 20 min walk to benidorm town ? you mite get a bargain hope it helps can put you intouch with him if so thanks keith:thumb:
     
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