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Alora

Postby jogger » Wed Mar 09, 2016 11:16 pm

Just wondering, does anyone know Alora and the surrounding area well? What are the pro's and con's of living in and around there or is there anywhere nearby that is better. We are still considering areas although we have never been to Alora we like the look of it.

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Re: Alora

Postby biribiri » Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:23 am

What I remember most from a visit to Alora are the very steep steets. Not the place for anyone with dodgy knees or any other form of mobility problems.

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Re: Alora

Postby gus » Thu Mar 10, 2016 9:14 am

We visited once by train. Got off at the station, looked at the surrounds, particularly the hill and just got straight back on the train!!!
A second visit by car a year or two later did nothing to change my views.......many more attractive villages around.

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Re: Alora

Postby costakid » Thu Mar 10, 2016 9:51 am

Nothing special. The lakes and surrounding areas are beautiful though.

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Re: Alora

Postby masterob » Thu Mar 10, 2016 11:10 am

I lived in Alora for 10 years before returning to the UK in Nov 2014.

Briefly the pros include good communications both by train and road. Easy to get to Malaga and the Airport. It has plenty of local shops including a good Mercadona Supermercado. Excellent countryside around it. If you consider being away from the tourist hordes on the coast as a pro then, yes, it is.

For us the cons related to the summer temps being slightly higher than on the coast. Similarly, winter can be a tad cooler. Otherwise the cons are those that apply generally to living in Spain!

Incidentally it wasn't Alora that made us decide to leave Spain.

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Re: Alora

Postby jogger » Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:45 pm

Thanks for the replies, we will go and have a look in June. It sounds really hilly maybe a bit much for a bike.

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Re: Alora

Postby Enrique » Thu Mar 10, 2016 1:18 pm

Hi jogger,
"It sounds really hilly maybe a bit much for a bike."

Just get some bigger sprockets on the back............ :idea:
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Re: Alora

Postby Pirateprincess » Thu Mar 10, 2016 1:39 pm

It is as everyone says extremely hilly and quite narrow roads....in my opinion there are better areas I looked at property there before
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Re: Alora

Postby Kizzicoolcat » Fri Mar 11, 2016 12:31 pm

Hi just out of interest what are the better areas in your opinion Pirateprincess?

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Re: Alora

Postby Spannerdave » Fri Mar 11, 2016 12:59 pm

Morning Jogger,

It may too far from the coast for you...but I suggest a day out to Iznajar. Spectacular scenery although the town itself is uphill from any direction. We bought last year in one of the surrounding villages.

Good hunting !.. all the best

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Re: Alora

Postby jogger » Sat Mar 12, 2016 8:32 pm

Thanks Dave, I'll have a look at that.

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Re: Alora

Postby jogger » Sat Mar 12, 2016 8:34 pm

Enrique wrote:Hi jogger,
"It sounds really hilly maybe a bit much for a bike."

Just get some bigger sprockets on the back............ :idea:


More like an electric bike Enrique :)

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Re: Alora

Postby Enrique » Sat Mar 12, 2016 8:37 pm

Hi,
Do the Bats still fly out of the building near the centre (Iznajar) on the Y junction, that was spectacular... :?:
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Re: Alora

Postby Pirateprincess » Sun Mar 13, 2016 12:19 pm

It's been a while since I looked at Alora, but then I liked alhaurin el Grande, but we bought further up in Granada/ jaen lovely areas especially if you can fly into granada,we couldn't from ireland! And you get alot of house for your money up there!!
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Re: Alora

Postby Kizzicoolcat » Tue Mar 15, 2016 8:46 am

Brilliant choice as we have had a house in alhaurin fir 17 years :clap:

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Re: Alora

Postby spanish_lad » Thu Mar 31, 2016 4:36 pm

kizzi, ive been in aeg for near 17 years now ... its changed a bit hasnt it ... :think:
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Re: Alora

Postby Kizzicoolcat » Fri Apr 01, 2016 3:49 pm

Yes but nothing ever stays the same. Do you find it better worse or just different?

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Re: Alora

Postby spanish_lad » Sat Apr 02, 2016 12:09 pm

i like it. good transport links, not far from anywhere. the new roads improve things.. its being slowly being improved and modernised. although this is happening, its still very spanish.
- rip mum - gone but never forgotten x - :(


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