I have visited the area several times on holiday, but never considered it as somewhere to live. Hadn’t taken time out to explore or consider the less touristic and leisurely options of the area. Difficult to do when without a vehicle and on a short break with friends. I was shocked at the prices of property, the amount of unfinished building projects (due to the economic crisis) and quantity of coastal development. Once I’d gotten my head around that, I started to discover little pockets of suitable land, between the urbanisations, considering my new criterion:
**Still a large piece of land suitable for growing a productive fruit and vegetable garden. With a property ready to move into, perhaps some work needing doing, but not a huge building project straight off.
**With easy access to a town, ideally on a bus route, or close enough to access at least some basic shops by bike or foot.
**If I’m to relocate to somewhere near the sea, it might as well be accessible without too much effort. A walk or bike ride would be ideal. A 20 minute car journey wouldn’t do!
**Somewhere with a more diverse community, where I can meet like minded folk, participate in a variety of community and leisure activities and have more fun. It doesn’t need to be on the doorstep, but accessible without much of a problem.
** Find a location that will encourage more of my friends to want to come and visit, so that I can spend more time with them and share what I create with as many people as possible.
I could go on and on, but I hope that I have learned enough from the previous two years to make a well informed decision. Requests please......