According to Spanish Homes magazine (February 2008 Edition), more and more expats are locating to Jumilla, situated in the heart of the wine growing region of Murcia. The reason the place is becoming more popular for expats to relocate to is the new Santa Ana del Monte golf development that is currently under construction. This new resort has two professionaly designed 18 hole golf courses, and a range of sports and leisure facilities including a 5 star spa hotel, an equestrian centre, pools, gymnasiums and commercial centres housing a range of shops and top class bars and restaurants. A range of modern designer homes are available to choose from - from 2 bedroom apartments to luxury four bedroom detached villas. The resort, as Spanish Homes points out, is an ideal location if you are looking for a modern resort but would prefer to be in rural Spain. The resort is set on the outskirts of the town of Jumilla, located between stunning mountain ranges and surrounded by beautiful countryside adorned with vines, almond and olive trees.
A typical Spanish working town, you won't find British bars and restaurants in Jumilla like you do in the coastal areas and a big benefit is that it doesn't shut down in the winter like many of the coastal resorts do. Generally a quiet and relaxing place, the town comes alive when its fiestas (that he town is renowned for) take place. Jumilla is also famous for its superb wines and even has a famous Wine Route tour and a Wine Festival that takes place every August. The Wine Route tour includes visits to wine cellars, wine tasting, meetings with wine producers, visits to historic centres and a stop for a typical lunch or dinner (bookings for the tour are necessary).
The Wine Harvest Festival lasts 10 days and is a great opportunity for you to sample the regions wine. The festival starts with the crushing of grapes in the Plaza and ends with a grand finale! ? a huge Wine Parade that takes through the streets. Over 10,000 people go to see this and more than 45,000 litres of wine is distributed - much of it over the watching crowds - but don't worry, you can use the free showers that are set up at the entrance to the Town Hall! The resort is ideally located - as well as being in the heart of stunning countryside, it it close to the regions of Alicante and Valencia, the beautiful blue flag beaches of the Costa Blanca and to Alicante airport, and is ideal for those wanting a permanent, semi-permanent or holiday home. Peter Cooper, Manager of Headlands Spain comments "Murcia continues to attract interest and this hasn't waned during the past year.The fact that places are inland doesn't deter buyers due to the excellent road networks in Spain and the lower volume of traffic compared to the UKmaking it possible to be at the beach within reasonable driving time.
This would be unthinkable given comparable driving distances in the UK due to our over crowded roads, especially on Bank Holidays. And some people prefer to be inland as they feel they are living in the real spain and enjoy rural life, with the benefit of being able to access the coast very easily." And according to the latest statistics from the Spanish Ministry of Housing, Murcia has the biggest growth. The region saw property prices rise by 10.7, which makes investing in a property in the region of Murcia a great opportunity.
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