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Choosing to live in Lisbon: the top 10 reasons

Lisbon is Portugal’s capital city and the main centre of the country and, as such, it is a populous region and that many people choose to move to. Still, living in Lisbon is not just an occasional choice. This city has a very diverse range of valuable features and presents itself as a rich and appealing metropolis for setting up a permanent home in.
Being cosmopolitan and traditional, this city seems to extend its invitation to both the Portuguese and foreigners to visit and stay here for good. Lisbon has a vast network of transport, job training opportunities as well as relevant and essential infrastructures to guarantee the best quality of life.
The advantages of living in Lisbon are innumerable. Still, in order to understand the main features of the Lusitanian capital, we will provide a brief list with the 10 main reasons that can help you choose Lisbon as your place of residence.

1. The Awards
Over the years, Lisbon has been at the centre of world attention for a variety of reasons and its inclusion in the world rankings is no mere coincidence. The appeal for the city has been seen in several areas and recognised by distinguished and renowned organisations.
Recently, the rankings and awards received by Lisbon comes from such prominent entities as Forbes, World Travel Awards, Wallpaper, and Time Out. Three of the awards that prove this is a great city to move to have highlighted Lisbon as one of the best destinations to visit, as the most welcoming city in the world, and as the best city in the world to live in the year 2018.

2. Diversity

Lisbon is a city with an intense multicultural presence and is seen as a metropolis that welcomes people of all origins and nationalities. Hosting numerous events of a multicultural nature, the city of Lisbon opts on traits of diversity, thus considering itself as an international city.

3. The Climate
Portugal’s Mediterranean climate in Lisbon has clearly made a great impression, which as a result raises quality of life. With plenty of sunshine, the weather tends to allow the city to be enjoyed even during the winter months.

4. Accessibility
Another advantages of living in Lisbon is accessibility. This city has countless public transport networks that are efficient and affordable. In addition, its roads allow quick access to any part of the country due to the fact that Lisbon is located in the central region of Portugal.

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5. Education
Lisbon houses numerous public schools, private schools, colleges and institutions and / or technical colleges. In addition, it is possible to find international and bilingual schools, which facilitate the integration of people from other nationalities.

6. The Economy

A city with a stable economy, Lisbon is also an ideal destination for those who want to enjoy the best quality of life at the most affordable prices or invest in a new business. Lisbon was even considered as one of the cheapest cities in the world by Forbes.

7. The Gastronomy

Food lovers cannot fail to love Lisbon for its cuisine, which honours and dignifies the Portuguese gastronomy. In this city, it is possible to taste the best and most traditional Lusitanian delicacies, such as the Portuguese stew, cod dishes, or the famous Pastéis de Belém. Yet, with respect to multiculturalism, this is a city where there are many restaurants that are dedicated to international flavours.

8. The Hospitality
The tourism website, Travel Bird, has awarded Lisbon for being the most welcoming city in the world. The traditional way the locals continue welcoming tourists and new residents makes this city ideal for starting a new life in. Hospitality is, therefore, the other advantage of living in Lisbon.

9. Tradition and Culture
Lisbon is a cultural city, where some of the most important events and activities take place. Besides being a great place for plastic arts, literature, music and theatre; this city also presents itself as the eternal stage of fado – a musical genre considered as an Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. Its tradition, however, goes beyond the picturesque fado houses and extends to festivals and events like the Popular Saints.

10. Total Support

A good reason to choose to live in Lisbon is the complete support that’s available in this city. We are, of course, talking about Engel & Völkers, a reputable real estate agency, which has operated internationally for more than 40 years and has two property shops in this city, next to Parque das Nações and Restelo. With the company’s help, you will not only be able to enjoy the wonders of the Lusitanian capital, but you will also have the guarantee of finding a house to suit your tastes and needs, so that your life in Lisbon becomes a fantastic experience.

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