One of the most common questions that we have to answer at Globexs is: “what are the best areas to live in (or to invest) in Valencia?”. Well, most expats and foreigners end up in Ruzafa, El Carmen, or Cabañal, but there are many more areas to consider.
To read about other interesting, but less known neighbourhoods in Valencia we kindly recommend you to the article “Where to live in Valencia“. Our sister company Blue Key Investments published this unique serie in 2019.
Ruzafa is the bohemian neighborhood of Valencia. It is often called the Soho of Valencia. Ruzafa (or Russafa in Valencian language) is a vibrant neighborhood with bars, restaurants, terraces, shops and galleries from around the world. It is easy to get from here to any area of the city by public transport. Ruzafa is mostly the first choice for foreigners who come to live in Valencia.
Ruzafa, fun in the Valencian sun. Read the article – The centrification of Russafa Valencia. Read the article
El Carmen is located in the heart of the city of Valencia. This area is often referred to as “El Carmen”. It is the area between the Main train station (Estación del Norte), the bullfight ring, Calle Colon, the Riu Turia, The Torres de Serrano and the Torres de Quart. El Carmen is growing to be one of the busiest places in Europe for tourism. Shop, bars, cafes, restaurants, winding streets and ancient ruins. It really is one of the finest examples of the Spanish Old Town.
El Carmen Valencia: Investment in property in the old city center of Valencia. Read the article
Cabañal is the maritime district of Valencia. Cabañal (or Cabanyal) has turned into one of the most fashionable neighborhoods in Valencia in recent years. Traditionally El Cabañal was the port area of Valencia, its houses are unique, the locals have a lot of pride in their neighborhood, and for one day every year, the old houses are open to the public to get a taste of the Cabañal, and how life was in the 60s. With recent investment in tourism by the local government, many of the streets have been pedestrianized and new bars and coffee shops are opening every week. It has become a great new area for tourists and local alike; the streets are clean and free of traffic. The life is relaxed, the food is great, and the soft sea breeze gives the whole area a defining touch. One of the best features of El Cabanyal is that the beach is within five minutes’ walk. Valencia City Centre is actually quite far away from the beach and can take 15-20 minutes in the car.
El Cabanyal: A property explosion on the Valencian coastline. Read the article
Globexs is the relocation company of reference, with a strong commitment to the local expat community in Valencia.We manage a platform where expats in Valencia can help each other.
The Facebook group “Expats living and working in Valencia” is the meeting spot for newly arrived and established expats living and working in Valencia. The group was created to help expats help each other.
We encourage all foreigners living in Valencia to join the group and share useful information regarding living and working in Valencia.
Our philosophy is that foreigners who are moving to Valencia, and who are doing an effort to integrate in the Valencian society can and should help each other and create a positive community. Every post is moderated by a team of expats who have been living in Valencia for many years.
We only accept post that are relevant for the expat community in Valencia. We embrace global mobility and we accept the same from our members.
Well at Globexs we all agree that our main job is making people feel welcome. Globexs is, in essence, a people-company: people working for people. Us working for expats. We sell trust and confidence. We are the little tap on your shoulder and the voice whispering in your ear that everything will be all right.
That is the Globexs experience, and that is what distinguishes us from traditional rental companies. Read more about the Globexs experience.