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New Golden Mile — where exclusive real estate meets Estepona

The “golden mile” brand on the Costa del Sol is no longer exclusive to Marbella. Neither to the elegant, palm-tree avenues in Sotogrande. The current luxury real estate splendour on this Mediterranean coastline is reshaping many areas into new axes of exclusivity and quality of life. To the east of the region, Malaga’s seventh city district, known as Carretera de Cádiz, has just become a new investment target. But the real interest now flies over the roaring New Golden Mile in Estepona.

The name given to such New Golden Mile, which comprises an eleven-kilometre stretch between the Guadalmina river and the easternmost road entrance to the city of Estepona, is no coincidence. It is the name of a growing trend in luxury vacation and living, boosting a significant price rise and many real estate investments focusing on elegant and exclusive projects. In fact, the area already involves the municipality with the highest income per capita in the whole of Andalucía (Benahavís) and Spain’s third most expensive neighbourhood in which to buy a home, known as El Velerín.

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Discovering the New Golden Mile in Estepona

The firt impression one’s get of this New Golden Mile is not a dazzling one. After a first glance along the corresponding section of the A7 motorway, which is the main artery of the area, the place seems to be a discrete, low-density residential area for the people who prefer to live on the outskirts of Marbella’s or Estepona’s downtowns. Or for those visitors who prefer a more serene and natural ambience, away from the bustling tourist hotspots. However, there are plenty of reasons to demonstrate that it is an area made for luxury living, whether short or long term.

Like the rest of the Costa del Sol, the New Golden Mile in Estepona enjoys a mild and sunny climate all year round, which means around 320 sunny days per year, as well as an average annual temperature of 18ºC (64ºF). In addition, the low urban density of this route makes room for more natural spaces and wide, less crowded beaches, such as the Saladillo or the Castor beach. Indeed, the vast undeveloped spaces of the New Golden mile are home to a zoo (Selwo Aventura) and up to six distinguished golf courses and clubs, such as Atalaya Golf & Country Club, El Paraíso Golf Club or La Resina Golf & Country Club.

Another of the New Golden Mile’s distinctive advantages is its proximity to both Marbella and Estepona. Indeed, the section holds an intermediate area between the two cities, allowing residents to arrive both sides in no longer than a 20-minutes’ drive. Furthermore, the strategic location of the New Golden Mile offers even better views of the Sierra Blanca and Sierra Bermeja mountains, as well as of the Strait of Gibraltar and the northern peaks of Morocco, which stand out every sunset over the horizon of the Alboran Sea.

Explore the New Golden Mile’s skyline from this apartment

An exclusive holidays and lifestyle paradise

Life on Estepona’s New Golden Mile is synonymous with quality and quietness, whether you are a casual visitor or a regular resident. The area offers multiple quality services to live, relax and enjoy, including supermarkets, garden centres and sport facilities, such as padel and equestrian clubs. Moreover, the same New Golden Mile’s motorway stretch gives direct access to Hospiten, a 24-hour comprehensive hospital with a slower inflow of people. There are also renowned primary and secondary schools mixing with the public centres, which range from an expertise offer in the Spanish education system, such as the case of Guadalmina’s San José School, to innovative international curricula, such as the the Atlas American School or the Swedish International School.

Beyond its excellent services and home opportunities, the entire New Golden Mile area is becoming an international luxury destination, both indoors and outdoors of Europe. The whole area gathers together impressive vacation villas, hotels and resorts, such as Ikos Andalusia or the Anantara Villa Padierna Palace, whose rooms have hosted personalities like Michelle Obama, the former first lady of the United States. These delightful holiday havens meet delicious restaurants and coquette beach clubs at the coastline. We recommend the Mediterranean flavours of Tikitano or a first visit to the upcoming Laguna Village mall, which promise to be the next level of beachfront shopping, gastronomy and leisure.

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The New Golden Mile, a promising real estate chance

The idea of an emerging Golden Mile around this mentioned area is the result of unstoppable, yet selective, real estate development over the past ten to fifteen years. The traditional Mediterranean-style architecture that underpins the oldest villas has been blending with modern, minimalist and brand-new properties and complexes. With such a range of options, their promising profitability and the growing tourist industry in the area, it is now the best time to find a home or invest in the New Golden Mile of Estepona.

Besides leading the market in the Guadalmina area, at Pro Real Estate we also extend our real estate agents’ expertise and personalised service to the New Golden Mile of Estepona, whether you want to buy, sell or rent. Through our listing we offer the same variety of opportunities that can be found in this promising area, ranging from classic Mediterranean-style villas to modern new apartments with full-equipped communities.

Contact us or visit us at our offices to be part of the splendour of the New Golden Mile.