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Old Jan 23rd 2022, 3:07 pm
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Hi all I’ve just spotted this forum so I decided to join and get some info,I’m 45 years old and I’m looking at moving with my wife in the next 5 years from Manchester to Spain but wouldn’t need a job.
Originally I looked at the Costa del sol but have found you get so much more for your money in the Costa Blanca.
I’ve been looking at Cabo Roig and plan a trip there soon to see what it’s like, if anyone has any other suggestions they’d be most welcomed, I’d like a place near the coast with a good selection of bars and restaurants with golf courses near by and I also would like ex uk and Irish pats to populate the area, so it’s a bit easier to get into a community group and make friends.

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Old Jan 23rd 2022, 7:17 pm
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We do ask all new members to have a quick read of the forum rules https://britishexpats.com/site-rules/ and, should you have any site related problems please contact one of the moderators, names in bold at the bottom right of each forum page.

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Cabo Roig is a relatively small area between Playa Flamenca and La Zenia, I did live in that area for several years and would recommend either of those as well to look at. La Zenia has a relatively new, big Commercial centre. One place I would NOT recommend is VillaMartin, has a great golf course BUT the majority of the housing there is featureless concrete jungle, and it's somewhere I have lived, even the commercial centre there is mainly restaurants. Plenty of Brit and Irish expats around there, well there were in 20120, but since Brexit I suspect there wil be a lot less as many were living 'under the radar'
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I would def recommend Castalla. It's about 30 minutes inland, but up in the hills. Amazing walking/hiking trails. Woodlands everywhere, with breath taking views. There are around a dozen or so towns all under 39 minutes.
We purchased in Castalla International which is a development just outside of Castalla. You can get a detached house here, with a pool and a 500sqm plot for under €140k.
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I would def recommend Castalla. It's about 30 minutes inland, but up in the hills. Amazing walking/hiking trails. Woodlands everywhere, with breath taking views. There are around a dozen or so towns all under 39 minutes.
We purchased in Castalla International which is a development just outside of Castalla. You can get a detached house here, with a pool and a 500sqm plot for under €140k.
thanks for the reply, it sounds lovely but my dream has always been to live by the sea, plus I’m still relatively young In life terms 45 years old lol! So would like bars and restaurants to be on my door step.

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Originally Posted by Ricmacca76
thanks for the reply, it sounds lovely but my dream has always been to live by the sea, plus I’m still relatively young In life terms 45 years old lol! So would like bars and restaurants to be on my door step.

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Hahaha.
I'm still 55 young 😜.
Makes perfect sense, good luck with the house hunt though.
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