Making the Marbella lifestyle yours
People have been coming to Marbella for decades now to relax, have fun and enjoy not only a fantastic climate but also first-class leisure amenities. Over the years, many have extended their holiday relationship with this region to buy a second home and spend as much time here as possible, and before long the Costa del Sol also became a favoured place to retire—but for a long time working here was a little more complicated.
A lot of people have moved with their families to make successful careers in the Marbella region itself, be it in tourism, hospitality, real estate, finance, medicine, education or technology, to name a few sectors, with some even commuting between Marbella and major business centres such as London, Dublin, Amsterdam, Paris, Frankfurt and Zürich. More recently, however, modern technology has also made it possible to work remotely and enjoy Marbella’s quality of life on a permanent basis.
Far more than a holiday destination
Thanks to this transformation, Marbella has long since evolved from just a glamorous holiday destination to a young, vibrant city with a cosmopolitan population and year-round ambience. More and more young families, be they Scandinavian, British, Russian, Dutch, Belgian or French, are moving here permanently now to enjoy a safe, sunny living environment and uniquely high quality of life, and thanks to modern communications, it’s an easy thing to do.
Professionals can now work and communicate remotely, from the office in their Marbella home to head offices or shared working spaces elsewhere. The children are enrolled in excellent international schools, where they follow can follow an educational path that leads to entry in a wide choice of universities across Europe and beyond, as well as benefitting from the host of social and sports facilities that the Marbella climate makes possible, not to mention mixing with children from all around the world.
Living and working from Marbella
So, even if your work is not in Marbella itself, it is possible to live here year-round and enjoy its way of life. Many have done so before, and the latest Covid scare has made a lot of people across Europe re-evaluate their lives and prioritise the quality of life of their families. It’s all about balance, and it’s now possible to set up office here and be in major European business centres within two to three hours for important meetings and projects.
Between allowing your children to grow up in this climate, with these sports facilities and Marbella’s cosmopolitan social environment, and having the fine dining, shopping, spa, medical and leisure facilities of a far larger city concentrated in a town on a more relaxed scale, this region is the answer to the lifestyle goals of many.
Top residential areas in Nueva Andalucia
Some of the most popular residential areas include Albatros Hills, a luxurious complex of Mediterranean style apartments and penthouses set in the upper part of Nueva Andalucía. Peaceful and close to nature, this well-facilitated development enjoys wonderful sea and country views while being just a few minutes from Puerto Banús and beaches.
As the name suggests, Aldea Blanca is a charming white-plastered complex in the style of an Andalusian village. These exclusive apartments are situated close to the elegant casino area and the beaches of Puerto Banús, and like Albatros Hills are a fine example of spacious apartments perfect for permanent living.
If it’s the space and privacy of a villa you’re looking for, then La Cerquilla offers a prime selection of beautiful homes in a very select location, while Los Naranjos is a very much in-demand community of luxurious villas overlooking the flowing greenery of the Los Naranjos Golf Club and surrounding mountain scenery. A perennial Marbella favourite is of course the Golden Mile glamour of the properties for sale at the Puente Romano.
The choice of properties and residential areas is broad, and with so much nature, culture and also exciting cities such as Málaga to explore, not to mention a burgeoning tech centre on the western edge of the provincial capital, Marbella is the town of the future when it comes to quality living in Europe. Contact Nordica for more information about living and working in Marbella.