To the outside world Marbella is associated with a privileged lifestyle on the shores of the Mediterranean, but get to know the local area better and you realise that – as everywhere – it is made up of widely varied residential zones each with their own characteristics, lifestyle and price ranges.
As specialists in luxury real estate, DM Properties deals mostly with the most sought after areas, so we thought we’d put together a list of the best places to live in Marbella:
Marbella Golden Mile
You don’t have to stray far from the centre of Marbella to reach its first prime residential area. Perhaps the best address of all, the Golden Mile is a stately palm-fringed avenue that extends between Marbella and Puerto Banús, lined on the mountainside with beautiful villas, exclusive village-style townhouse complexes and luxurious apartments. On the seaside stretch you will find a veritable millionaire’s row of beach fronting mansions and exquisite penthouses with panoramic views across the Mediterranean. Home to the iconic Marbella Club and Puente Romano hotels, this is a select area with some of the most exclusive racquet and beach clubs, as well as a cluster of Michelin star restaurants. Not surprisingly perhaps, the offices of DM Properties are located at the Marbella end of la Milla de Oro.
Venture to the northern edge of the town and as you ascend the gentle foot slopes of La Concha Mountain you enter the exclusive gated community of Sierra Blanca. Marked by large villas on generous plots and a few luxury apartment complexes set within deep greenery, this area offers peace, privacy and natural surroundings combined with beautiful views and close proximity to Marbella, Puerto Banús and all the amenities of the region. The small, select area of Cascada de Camojan is known as the most exclusive part of Sierra Blanca.
Puerto Banús and Nueva Andalucía
Just west of Marbella lays the glamorous marina area of Puerto Banús, with immediately inland from it the leafy residential zone of Nueva Andalucía, whose golf courses and villa suburbs find itself in a verdant valley surrounded by mountains on the one side and sea views on the other. Where Nueva Andalucia villas and apartments are above all popular with families, the nightlife, shopping amenities and beach clubs of Puerto Banus are especially attractive to those looking for fun and excitement.
In the second part of this article we will venture a little further afield into the surrounding areas north, west and east of Marbella in search of some of the very best residential suburbs available on Mediterranean shores. Should you be looking for a quality property in this beautiful region please contact the company with the best reputation of all: DM Properties – Knight Frank!
Read more – Part 2