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Día dhuit!

We are a young Irish family looking to meet up with other Irish people or families. We have been living in Alicante for two years and arrived from Galicia, after three years there.

Thanks!!

Killter :

Día dhuit!

We are a young Irish family looking to meet up with other Irish people or families. We have been living in Alicante for two years and arrived from Galicia, after three years there.

Thanks!!

Hello Killter,
We wish to retire to Alicante area, and have looking at properties recently.   We want to be very near the City and have been advised that San Juan Pueblo may be a good place to live.  How is life there for you and your family?   Not many Irish people seem to reply to this forum!!  Thanks for any info you can give.
Mary and John

Hi Kilter, Mary and John,

We're an Irish-Dutch couple (Paris -based), who are also planning on buying something in Alicante... we rented a place near El Campello in April.. which was a nice area... and will go back in October to  have another look around... How are you getting on with your property searches?

We saw a dozen properties.   They failed to be "the one" due to location/condition.  But being driven around the neighbourhoods of Alicante City was a great experience.  We saw that going further out, the area was very built up, ugly in places, far from amenities.  Ideally we want to be near the great transport links that Alicante offers.  We visited Denia and its lovely but transport links are few.  Torrevieja was not well connected to transport and in general didn't impress at all.
So yes we intend to view properties in El Campello. We like the tram link and the beach area.  The town was not too interesting but in fairness we didn't get to explore it enough. 
We want to see San Vincent del Raispeig and San Juan Pueblo area of Alicante as both were recommended as being good to live in. 
Question, how can you leave the beautiful, amazing Paris?  Although, we find the people of Alicante generally more patient and friendly than in Pars.
Best Regards
Mary

Hi Mary

Well we've been living in Paris for too long!  (been here since 1994..) - we moved to a nice quiet suburb about 16 years ago which is a 15 minute drive to Paris..so the best of both worlds.... In general, we've found pretty much everywhere we've been to in Spain, the Spanish are much more friendlier and more forgiving of foreigners mauling their language than the Parisians! (outside of Paris things are different)...perhaps like most big cities...

Have you actually moved over to Alicante and renting or just visiting?  Best of luck - and keep me posted...(you can send a private mail if you like!).
Caroline

Hi Caroline,

We lived in New York for over 10 years and yes city folk are different everywhere!!   We haven't moved to Spain yet.  But definitely would like to live there for several months of the year when we fully retire in a few years. Believe it or not, I spent ages researching property in France because I love the whole French "look" but most good properties within our budget seemed very rural. 
So we are planning to buy something now to enjoy holidays and before prices go higher.  The dream would include maybe letting it out to help fund the whole experience.   
Yes, it would be nice to keep in touch.
Mary

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