The importance of location in Marbella
Location (location, location) is a real estate truism that is inescapable. Moreover, it applies to properties of all kinds, from residential homes to commercial real estate in the form of offices, shops, restaurants, hotels and all manner of entertainment and recreational facilities.
In other words: everyone wants to be situated in the best location, but the definition of ‘best location’ varies depending on your needs. If it is a restaurant or shop you will want visibility and footfall, a shopping centre requires easy access and space for parking amenities, while homeowners tend to desire peace and privacy yet want to be close to amenities.
“People naturally look for the most attractive areas within their budget, aspiring to the best lifestyle they can afford, and we help them achieve just this,” says Mary Dunne, founder of MP Dunne.
Locational factors in Marbella
In the case of Marbella the primary objective is to be close to the sea, with easy access to the beach and stunning views across the Mediterranean. Other premium settings include proximity to the lively glamour of Puerto Banús, the famous Golden Mile that stretches between the marina and Marbella town, and frontline golf locations that offer peace and space amid magnificent golf, mountain and sea views.
Depending on why you are in Marbella your needs will be different. If you’re on holiday you will want to be close to shops, glamour, nightlife and the beaches, but if you are planning to live here you may want to be a bit further from the madding crowd and retreat to your hacienda when it gets too hot! Those who want a property for holiday visits, on the other hand, may enjoy a compromise between the two, close to the beach or golf, for instance, but not right in the heart of the action.
Marbella’s top locations
Fine examples of prime Marbella beachfront properties include this seaside apartment and this estate on the Golden Mile, while the best inland areas enjoy magnificent sea, mountain and golf views from slightly elevated positions. However, in some cases even subdivisions within a small and seemingly homogenous area can mean that desirability and prices vary quite considerably from one street to another.
If you want a peaceful and elegant living environment but also wish to be close to Marbella town and Puerto Banús, then Sierra Blanca and Altos Reales are prime locations offering properties featuring the latest design and luxuries. However, there are also many homebuyers who like to have everything close to hand yet enjoy the country club environment and views of an elevated setting in the foothills overlooking Marbella. For them the exclusive gated communities of La Zagaleta and El Madroñal are the ideal option, where you will find beautiful grand villas such as this La Zagaleta villa on a large private estate or the sophisticated country villas of El Madroñal.
Professionals who know the Marbella’s Property Market
For prospective buyers it is important to work with real estate agents whose knowledge of the different areas is such that they can offer advice on all lifestyle, investment and practical matters involved, as well as having the best properties in the most desirable areas. MP Dunne not only fits the bill, we apply this to ourselves by being based in a prime location on Marbella’s Golden Mile.
It wouldn’t do for us to advise our clients and not be well situated ourselves, especially as the official Marbella associates of Hamptons International. So contact us or come and visit us for an orientative consultation and let us give you the benefit of our market knowledge. You will find our office very easily…because it is so well located!