When it comes to buying a home in Barcelona, many people opt to get away from the city centre and live in suburban areas such as Badalona. This place undoubtedly offers a number of interesting advantages for its residents, five of which are summarised below.
5 Advantages of living in Badalona
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1. The price of property is significantly lower
In Badalona, the average apartment price per square metre is much lower than in Barcelona. This means, in general, the chances of getting a larger home with features such as a garden, garage, and storage are much higher.
2. Better quality of life
Badalona is a very quiet town that has all kinds of services. In fact, being away from the core of a big city is advantageous as you can breathe fresh air and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere. For its part, the problems associated with traffic congestion, lack of parking and noise are virtually non-existent.
3. Less maintenance costs
We have already mentioned that the price of property in Badalona is lower than Barcelona. But in addition, the same could be said about the house expenses that home ownership brings with it. As you can see, if you decide to move to this town on the outskirts of Barcelona, the money you will pay for community or property taxes will also be lower than in a big city.
4. The beach is within walking distance
Badalona is a town that has fantastic beaches. In fact, the city officials are trying to improve the seaside facilities in order to promote tourism. The rehabilitation of Badalona's beaches will also help increase the value of properties in the near future.
5. Excellent transport links with the rest of Barcelona
Another interesting reason that leads many people to live in Badalona is because of its excellent transport links with the rest of the region. For instance, there are buses leaving this town every hour for the centre of Barcelona. We must also mention that there is the Barcelona metro from which you can reach the city centre in no time.
If you are interested in acquiring a property in the town of Badalona, at Engel & Völkers offices we can help you find your dream home. Right now, we have a large portfolio of homes in this town and can offer you the best advice. Please don't hesitate to contact us today!