Living in Valencia

Moving to Valencia 

Valencia has around a million inhabitants, predominantly from the city itself, villages and towns in the surrounding region – but also citizens across Spain and a range of international arrivals who’ve taken the plunge to start living in Valencia.


Expats in Valencia

Expats in Valencia are attracted by a growing economy and available employment. The international community is growing thanks to the affordable quality of life, outdoor lifestyle and good schools available. As a relatively small city, Valencia has everything you need without the hassle or stresses of big city life.


Living in Valencia with Kids

When living in Valencia, most places are within walking distance and there is a great transport network. The city has a large underground rail network which is constantly being expanded. It has fantastic activities for kids and world famous museums such as the City of Arts and Science. There are highly regarded public schools in all of the areas of Valencia, and there are around 10 international schools in and around the city (including the British School of Valencia) as well as bilingual and multilingual private schools employing native English teachers.


Gastronomy and culture in Valencia

Valencia is famous for its rice dishes. The authentic Paella Valenciana is local to the region. The rice is grown in the rice paddies to the south of the city and the whole of Spain knows Valencia as the place to go for the perfect paella cooked over a wood fire. Families living in Valencia can make the most of this incredible gastronomy as well as enjoying day trips to the neighbouring countryside and L’Albufera National Park (where local rice is grown).


For more in-depth information about making Valencia your next home, visit our MumAbroad Ultimate Guide to Moving to Spain.


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