Estepona Property for sale
Estepona has become a fashionable place for both foreign and Spanish residents to buy property such as holiday homes. Although Estepona doesn't have the "ritz" of neighbouring Marbella, Estepona retains the charm of a traditional Andalusian fishing village. In Estepona, you have it all from village houses to million euro villas and penthouses.
Estepona property districts
If you are considering buying property in Estepona, here is an outline of the different districts to consider
The old town (Casco Antiguo) which is essentially pedestrianised contains older small resale apartments and a few traditional village houses. This area centres on Plaza de las Flores.
Outside the old town but still in the town area there are a number of apartment and town houses of all sizes (one to four bedroom) available to purchase. The older apartment blocks were constructed in the 1970s and the newer blocks were constructed since 2000. Of these new apartments many are located on or near Avenida Juan Carlos I, and Avenida del Mar.
There are always apartments for sale in and around the port and marina which is located near the punta Doncela lighthouse; one km away from the old town centre. Property here still offers the convenience of shops and bars and restaurant within easy walking distance and open for extended hour seven days a week.
There are a large number of housing complex along the coastal strip both east and west of Estepona town. Those on the sea side of the A-7 / N-340 coast road offer easy access to the beach. Housing Complex on the mountain side of this coast road tend to be larger. These complex will comprise a mix of apartments, townhouses and villas.
The coastal strip extends from the outskirts of Estepona town to the municipal boundaries which extend as far a s 15km. This is important as you may or may not want to be this far from Estepona town, on the other hand you may want to be 15km nearer to Marbella and the airport. The municipal boundary is River Guadalmina at the turning for Benahavís village. Property east of Estepona (towards Marbella) generally commands a higher price than that west of Estepona town.
East of Estepona on the coast there are a number of small communities with commercial facilities that naturally differ in character from the newer housing complexes. The largest one is called Cancelada and other smaller ones are called El Pilar, El Velerin, El Pirate, El Saladillo and Isdabe. There are also well established holiday communities constructed in the 1980s with shopping and restaurant facilities at Benavista and Benamara.
Inland from the coast there are numerous small access roads with tracks leading individual rural properties. These can range from small basic country houses to modern spacious villas with swimming pools. It is especially important have a lawyer check the property deeds and paperwork when considering purchase of a rural property.