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Leiria: investing in dynamism

In the central region of Portugal, in the former province of Beira Litoral, we can find the city of Leiria. This dynamic and cosmopolitan city is nowadays an industrial and commercial hub, with a fabulous quality of life and enviable infrastructures. All of these reasons put the city at the centre of attention as a suitable place for investment.

The city of Leiria has a positive history, which places it among the main cities of the country with regard to the best residential experience. This trend was even recently confirmed by the Portugal City Brand Ranking, a list created through independent studies by Bloom Consulting, and according to which Leira is the third best city in the central region and still the seventh best in the country to live in.

There are several aspects of Leiria that deserve this ranking among the ten best cities in the country, and these are confirmed by its visitors, its residents and its investors.

With a stable economy and a constantly evolving residential and commercial real estate market, this city highlights the role of industry and commerce as they represent a significant percentage of its revenue. The strong focus on companies within the city - as well as their response to the creation of diverse strategies and business activities - makes the city to be often referred to as a fine example for business dynamism.

The great investment in companies makes this city an excellent place for developing a stable career in any professional sector, allowing for individual progression and integrating it into an area where all the necessary infrastructures exist to guarantee accessibility, subsistence and quality of life. Transport, supermarkets, public services and agencies from various sectors will be present and operational here in order to ensure that there is nothing missing for the comfort of Leiria inhabitants.


In addition, the region of Leiria is still an important area in terms of education. Home to numerous colleges and public schools, this city cares about the training of people of all ages. This city also houses a number of higher education institutions, with emphasis on ESECS (Higher School of Education and Social Sciences), ESTG (High School of Technology and Management) and ESSLei (High School of Health). The proximity to the cities of Caldas da Rainha and Peniche also makes this city an excellent place to welcome students who wish to study in the areas of Tourism, Biology, Marine Technologies, Design or Performing Arts, since these courses are also taught in the schools and institutions that are within their proximity.

The concern for culture and knowledge, however, is not just limited to the schools of Leiria. This is a city that welcomes multiple events, with lots of venues that are full of artistic and cultural shows.

The other factor that contributes to improving the quality of life is the strategic location of the city, which is only 10 kilometres from Marinha Grande, along with numerous beaches, beautiful greenery, and forests that invite you to come into contact with nature. On its beaches, it is possible to explore your adventurous side by practicing different sports, such as volleyball, bodyboarding and surfing. This city is only 150 kilometres from the capital, with fast access and efficient transport systems to Lisbon.

The historical heritage of Leiria - with its most acclaimed landmark being the Castle of Leiria, the most famous tourist spot in the city - as well as its traditional gastronomy are also features that help raise living standards in the city. It has become a prolific hub for the development of companies and creating jobs. The city will ensure to become a diverse and constantly evolving place that provides the maximum stability needed when one wishes to run a successful business.

If the dynamism and stability of the city of Leiria appeal to your senses and you find it the perfect place for building your career and future in, be sure to take a look at the Engel & Völkers' license that's currently available for this city.

Engel & Völkers is a reliable and renowned partner, ideal to take the first steps (or to evolve) in the real estate mediation sector, while taking advantage of the benefits of a dynamic and fruitful city. With the prestige of a company that has been trading for more than 40 years in 4 continents and more than 30 countries, you will have the opportunity to start a solid business in a place where the quality of life and business support would be in your favour.

This is a unique opportunity to take advantage of all that Leiria has to offer; with the support of a reliable brand to help you build a successful future.

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