Living in Granada
Granada sits at the heart of Andalucía and is one of Spain’s most important destinations, with many English-speaking families moving to Granada from all around the world. The city of Granada lies around one hour inland from the Costa de Almería and is located at the base of the Sierra Nevada mountains. With a population of around 236,982, there are a growing number of expats living in Granada.
Expats in Granada
Crowned by the World Heritage site that is the stunning Alhambra Palace, and just one hour away from beautiful beaches and skiing of the Sierra Nevada, the region is becoming increasingly popular among the international community living in Granada. The city itself is peppered with wonderful internal courtyards and unique mixture of Romanesque and Arab architecture. Those living in Granada enjoy a good standard of living thanks to the exquisite and healthy local cuisine, marvellous, sunny climate and the plethora of cultural and leisure options on offer here.
Moving to Granada with Kids
The ancient city of Granada is less than an hours drive from the beaches of la Costa Tropical. With its hidden coves and quaint fishing villages, it is ideal for days spent in the water, having picnics and enjoying outdoor activities for kids. To cool off in the summer months there is also a great water park in Almuñécar and the amazing Rio Verde, natural pools offering opportunities for white water rafting and canyoning. In the winter, one of the perks of living in Granada is that after school drop-off you can be on the ski slopes in less than hour (from November to early May).
For families thinking of moving to Granada and would like an accelerated but smooth landing, check out Your Year in Spain, a small company based in the city, run by two professional mums who took the leap years ago and have since helped many other families realise their Spanish dream. Whilst they offer a VIP service in Granada, they also assist families moving to other parts of Spain for a sabbatical or to relocate.
Living on the Costa de Almeria
The Costa de Almeria comprises of 217 kilometres of coastline which runs from Murcia in the North to the province of Granada in the South. Among the tourist destinations on the Costa de Almeria are Vera, Mojácar, Roquetas de Mar and Almerimar. These areas are becoming more and more popular amongst international families living on the Costa de Almeria, who are looking for a quieter coastal life than their neighbours on the Costa del Sol.