Among the Spanish coastal areas, the province of Valencia is among the most desirable, both for a second home and to live all year round. A perfect and balanced mix between natural environments and fantastic beaches and the proximity and abundance of services, gastronomy, infrastructure and historical and cultural richness that attracts nationals and foreigners. In this post, we tell you all the advantages of living in Valencia. What are you waiting for?
Why live in Valencia?
It is difficult to answer this question with four or five reasons, because the advantages of living in Valencia never seem to end. Here are some of the most obvious ones, but we advise you to discover them for yourself.
An exceptional climate
People from all over the world choose Valencia, its province and its coasts to live for one fundamental reason: its climate. When the sun shines more than 300 days a year, you live in a different way. In addition, thanks to the influence of the sea, temperatures are mild: winters are not too cold -they do not usually drop below 10 Cº- and summers, although hot as in the whole Mediterranean, are not extreme. This allows you to enjoy outdoor activities all year round. In the middle of January you can walk on the beach, do water sports, or meet with friends for dinner on the terrace whatever the season. In short, a privileged climate that makes living in Valencia a real luxury.
109 kilometers of beaches
And, of course, that good weather also allows you to make the most of the wonderful beaches of the province. Among them are some of the best in Spain, such as the beach of Canet de Berenguer or La Dehesa in El Saler. The coastline has hardly any major geographical features, and therefore favors the existence of large sandy beaches with dunes and vegetation that end in clean waters. They are usually wide beaches, perfect for the whole family and for swimming, walking, playing sports, reading, windsurfing, sailing…
We love to visit them outside the high season, with more tranquility and fewer visitors. The months of May and June before summer, and September and October after, are great to discover them in all their splendor.
A sustainable destination
The province of Valencia, and especially its capital, also stand out for promoting an outstanding lifestyle and care for the environment, making it a destination in which sustainability plays a leading role. In fact, the city has been chosen as European Green Capital 2024, a recognition awarded by the European Commission that acknowledges the city’s efforts to improve the environment and quality of life, including the goal of becoming a carbon neutral capital by 2030.
Something that goes hand in hand with its efficient and respectful public transport -trams, metro and electric buses- and its commitment to sustainable mobility through the pedestrianization of streets and public spaces and the promotion of bicycle routes.
Outside the city, the province of Valencia is a leader in protecting green spaces and promoting the care of unique environments such as the Albufera, the Quesa Lakes and the Calderones route.
Wealth of culture and heritage
Visiting Valencia is to soak up tradition, history and culture that have been respected to reach our time. Museums, art, design, innovation, science, music, architecture… Everything has a place in a province with a millenary history from which we can still learn.
Some of the areas where you can breathe that history is in the old town of Valencia -full of cobblestones, impressive buildings and secluded squares-, and in charming villages such as Bocairent, Xàtiva, Chelca and Sagunto, with its imposing castle.
And, of course, the celebration of culture and the arts is embodied in spaces such as the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia and the Museum of Fine Arts, and in cultural routes throughout the province such as the Borgia route in settings like the Ducal Palace of Gandia, the Castle of Xàtiva or the frescoes of the Church of San Nicolás in Valencia.
Quality of life and opportunities
All of the above (and much more) make the province and coast of Valencia a wonderful place where life is lived with less urgency or, at least, with more connection to nature and more opportunities for relaxation. Not in vain, the capital has been chosen as the best city in the world to live in the famous InterNations ranking.
In addition, it is a perfect place for young people, families, retirees, foreigners… Valencia has good universities and study centers, as well as a multitude of schools, also international. There is a wide range of leisure, health, shopping, sports, etc., and Valencians are known for their friendliness and relaxed attitude.
With all these advantages, who wouldn’t want to live in Valencia? At Sonneil, we offer the best homes near the sea on the coast of Valencia.