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by DM Properties - Knight Frank

The enduring appeal of Aloha

July 9, 2018

A leafy residential area within perennially popular Nueva Andalucía, Aloha is widely favoured by an eclectic blend of locals and expatriates alike, making for a pleasantly cosmopolitan atmosphere. So, just what is the appeal of this Marbella favourite?

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The unique appeal of Puerto Banús

June 25, 2018

Ever since it first opened in May 1970, the glamorous marina complex of Puerto Banús – named after its founder, José Banús – has had a special place in people’s minds and imaginations. This began with the opening ceremony itself, an elegant affair where 1,700 guests including the likes of the Aga Khan, Roman Polanski, royalty, aristocracy, film stars and Prince Rainier and Princess Grace of Monaco were entertained by Julio Iglesias and served a gastronomic feast on the shores of the Mediterranean.

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El Madroñal – genteel country living on the edge of Marbella

April 11, 2018

Situated in the foothills of the serranía de Ronda mountain range, El Madroñal is a genteel country estate overlooking Marbella and its Mediterranean coastline. Though it is just five minutes’ drive to the lively little town of San Pedro Alcántara and little more than ten to Marbella and Puerto Banús, the residents of El Madroñal enjoy the peace.

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Estepona – a thoroughly modern town

March 1, 2018

Estepona, long a favourite with visitors and residents alike, has historically been somewhat overshadowed by the glamorous reputation of Marbella. Recently, it has become a stellar destination in its own right, however, with the spotlight moving firmly to this traditional, pretty seaside town.

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La Zagaleta, privileged living personified

January 12, 2018

In Marbella, an area known for the exceptional choice of luxury villas that stand out from the crowd really takes some doing. So for La Zagaleta to have become the non-plus ultra of exclusive urbanisations in Europe speaks volumes.

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Guadalmina Alta, life surrounded by golfing greenery

September 25, 2017

The luxury residential area of Guadalmina is situated on the west side of Marbella, close to the little town of San Pedro Alcántara. On the north side of the coastal road lays Guadalmina Alta, an attractive leafy area of villas and luxury apartments built around lush fairways.

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Puerto del Almendro, Benahavis

August 25, 2017

Not as well-known as some of the larger residential areas, Puerto del Almendro is a peaceful spot tucked into the folds of gently rising foothills at the base of the Serranía de Ronda mountain range.

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Luxury Estepona, the New Golden Mile

August 4, 2017

Marbella has a long-established reputation as one of the luxury destinations of the Mediterranean, but increasingly its neighbour Estepona is joining the ranks as a luxury residential address in its own right.

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The country club lifestyle of Los Flamingos

July 27, 2017

Country club living is part of the modern Marbella way of life, and indeed an integral part of the unique appeal of its residential areas. Another very ‘Marbella’ property type is the frontline beach apartment or penthouse, but many of the properties that are located slightly further inland offer a country club environment as they follow the meandering contours of the region’s many excellent golf courses.

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Up and coming Marbella areas: La Alquería

June 29, 2017

With the classic prime spots in and around Marbella essentially consolidated and offering only limited scope for further development, many of those keen to find a luxury modern Marbella villa or apartment are shifting their focus to nearby areas that still have expansion capacity. One such area is La Alquería, a peaceful residential zone close to the point where the Benahavis, Marbella and Estepona municipalities meet.

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Property for sale in the Benahavis golf valley

May 31, 2017

Marbella’s Nueva Andalucía may have the Golf Valley, but Benahavis has a golf valley of its own, incorporating the courses of El Higueral and Atalaya Golf in the main central valley, and the Marbella Club Golf Resort, Monte Mayor, Los Arqueros, La Zagaleta and La Quinta in the neighbouring areas.

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