Since the 1970s when Spain re-established itself as a world leading holiday destination, a
sizeable proportion of those who have been enchanted while visiting the country have returned to become permanent residents. No different to this trend has been the beautiful town of Javea near Alicante, that today is home to a flourishing network of expatriates, primarily from the U.K. and U.S.A, but also warmly welcoming people from across the globe who are attracted by the prospect of living in luxury villas with sea views at affordable prices.
For those looking to set down roots in the gorgeous climate of east-central Spain, there can be few reasons to dream of looking much further afield than Javea, widely regarded as one of the most cosmopolitan, yet still distinctly Spanish cities in the country.
The advantages of moving to a city that is currently home to around 12 000 expatriates (the majority English speaking) are as apparent as the value of the property to be found in the region. Far from being a retired, grey haired bunch the expatriate community includes people of all ages, and experience of living in Spain, and provide a fabulous network of clubs and associations to help newcomers settle into the culture and language of the country.
For many people moving abroad is one of the most significant moves in their lives, and the benefit of a community that has, exclusively, once been in the same position provides a fabulous network for both personal and business development. The expats have been busy in Javea, and there exist many companies to assist in purchasing local property from overseas, with the local knowledge to assist any new arrival make a seamless entry to their new home country.