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Thinking of moving to the area within the next couple of years. Looking for tips please!

Posted: Fri May 10, 2024 10:20am
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wardyMK

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Hello. My family and I are thinking of potentially moving to the area (specifically this area or on this part: 37.9026726001151, -0.8500782411913633) within the next couple of years and I'm hoping some expats who live there can potentially give me some tips/advice/pointers on the area. Things I'd be very interested in are:
1. Is the area generally busy or super quiet?
2. Is it very seasonal? I'm worried there's a lot of 'holiday homes' that will make the place even quieter...
3. Are there any local international schools and what do they cost?
4. Is this place as nice as it looks?

This general kind of thing. I'm hoping to hear from people who actually live there. Pro's and Cons. This is the first place I actually saw and from what I've seen there's great value for money when purchasing a house there. It looks lovely. 

Thanks in advance

marcliff

Posted: Fri May 10, 2024 10:40am

marcliff

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Posted: Fri May 10, 2024 10:40am

I give in, where is 37.9026726001151, -0.8500782411913633. We are allowed to use names as I don't have a GPS in my living room.

Flyingduck81

Posted: Fri May 10, 2024 11:16am

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Posted: Fri May 10, 2024 11:16am

Pinar de Campoverde_
You ask for people who specifically live in this area and they will be able to answer your questions and I imagine everything will be positive. I've been there a couple of times and the whole area looks nice but will have a high population of retirees so your children may be limited in the number of friends locally.

These are costs for private schools, Tuition and Fees for El Limonar International School Villamartin 2023/2024 (international-schools-database.com)

Depending on the ages of your children it may be better for them to attend local Spanish schools where they are more likely to integrate and learn the language quicker which will aid them in the future.

Pinar de Campoverde - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

We came over with a big list of places we liked from the internet and we didn't buy any of them. Once we got here it was a case of no, no, no, very quickly for one reason or another.

I am assuming that if you have a UK passport that you are aware of the visas available and the limitations of each.

wardyMK

Posted: Fri May 10, 2024 11:30am

wardyMK

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Posted: Fri May 10, 2024 11:30am

marcliff wrote on Fri May 10, 2024 10:40am:

I give in, where is 37.9026726001151, -0.8500782411913633. We are allowed to use names as I don't have a GPS in my living room.

Hi. I'm sorry, it's this area. Sorry, I wasn't sure if the overall Pinar de Campoverde area is much bigger than that. So I tried to be super-specific! See the attached photo. :)

wardyMK

Posted: Fri May 10, 2024 11:31am

wardyMK

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Posted: Fri May 10, 2024 11:31am

Flyingduck81 wrote on Fri May 10, 2024 11:16am:

Pinar de Campoverde_
You ask for people who specifically live in this area and they will be able to answer your questions and I imagine everything will be positive. I've been there a couple of times and the whole area looks nice but will have a high population of retirees so your children may ...

...be limited in the number of friends locally.

These are costs for private schools, Tuition and Fees for El Limonar International School Villamartin 2023/2024 (international-schools-database.com)

Depending on the ages of your children it may be better for them to attend local Spanish schools where they are more likely to integrate and learn the language quicker which will aid them in the future.

Pinar de Campoverde - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

We came over with a big list of places we liked from the internet and we didn't buy any of them. Once we got here it was a case of no, no, no, very quickly for one reason or another.

I am assuming that if you have a UK passport that you are aware of the visas available and the limitations of each.

Thanks for the reply. Yes, we have UK passports and would potentially be going over on a Digital Nomad Visa with the aim of renewing until we can make it permanent....

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BlueMooner

Posted: Fri May 10, 2024 4:33pm

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Posted: Fri May 10, 2024 4:33pm

There are a large number of permanent residents in Campoverde of all nationalities so the area is very much a year round location. Obviously busier in school half term and holiday periods but there is still a lot going on out of season.

The https://campoverdevecinos.org/ neighbourhood group are very active with lots of sports, quizzes and social events.

In addition, the local ayuntamiento https://www.pilardelahoradada.org/servicios/calendario is very good at organising and advertising events.

The age demographic, as alluded to, is slightly older but there are lots of families living in the area too. The children get the school bus from behind the Spar every morning which would be a good place for friends to be made for your children.

Campoverde wouldn’t suit everyone and sadly we are still holiday home owners rather than residents, but we love the area, the people, the culture and obviously the wonderful climate.

Good luck.

Golandrina

Posted: Sun May 12, 2024 4:31am

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Posted: Sun May 12, 2024 4:31am

I don't know the area but give here a couple of websites that may be of help to you.

Citizens Advice Bureau Spain for bureaucratic stuff, and

N332 for anything to do with driving in Spain.   The website, and their Facebook page, is for English speaking people and is run in collaboration with officers of the Guardia Civil.   The website has an English version of the Spanish equivalent of the Highway Code on it.

svallely

Posted: Sun May 12, 2024 6:51pm

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Posted: Sun May 12, 2024 6:51pm

We have a holiday home here for the past 7 years. We spend about 5 months of the year here. If you PM me with your UK mobile number I'll give you a call and we can discuss. Stephen

NoraD

Posted: Mon May 13, 2024 5:38pm

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Posted: Mon May 13, 2024 5:38pm

wardyMK wrote on Fri May 10, 2024 10:20am:

Hello. My family and I are thinking of potentially moving to the area (specifically this area or on this part: 37.9026726001151, -0.8500782411913633) within the next couple of years and I'm hoping some expats who live there can potentially give me some tips/advice/pointers on the area. Things I'd...

... be very interested in are:
1. Is the area generally busy or super quiet?
2. Is it very seasonal? I'm worried there's a lot of 'holiday homes' that will make the place even quieter...
3. Are there any local international schools and what do they cost?
4. Is this place as nice as it looks?

This general kind of thing. I'm hoping to hear from people who actually live there. Pro's and Cons. This is the first place I actually saw and from what I've seen there's great value for money when purchasing a house there. It looks lovely. 

Thanks in advance

I'm not sure where your coordinates are but I would recommend San Miguel de Salinas.  It has everything you are looking for!!

CampoverdeVecinos

Posted: Tue May 14, 2024 12:28am

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Posted: Tue May 14, 2024 12:28am

Pinar de Campoverde is a village set on a wooded hillside, 8 kms inland on the Costa Blanca, with views to the Mediterranean. There are about 3000 houses on the urbanisation, populated mainly by Spanish, British, German, French, Belgian and Dutch residents.

To the east of the village is the famous Rio Seco Natural Park where you can walk along the (usually dry!) bed of the river. There is a spectacular gorge carved by the waters over millennia through the yellow sandstone.

Pinar de Campoverde enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate, very hot in summer and protection by surrounding mountains against the cold north winds in winter. The area averages nearly 3,000 hours of sunshine each year and the average temperature easily exceeds 20 degrees.

The local town of Pilar de la Horadada is very active all year round. Lots going on, to see, to experience, and unlike some other places, does not close down in the winter months.

The Campoverde Vecinos association exists to help the local residents, to be a conduit to the local Town Hall and to encourage local integration.

May I suggest the following web sites for more information:

www.campoverdevecinos.org

www.torredelahoradada.eu

www.facebook.com/phoradada



Local estate agents:

www.inmocaballero.com

www.oakwoodproperties.com


Of course, when you arrive, do pop in on a Wednesday morning and see us.... Introduce yourselves and have a chat.

Full details are on the website http://www.campoverdevecinos.org

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