Best Areas to Live in Valencia Province

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We believe Valencia province is the best in Spain, but you may wonder what are the best areas in Valencia?

The province of Valencia consists of 266 municipalities, including Valencia City. Those set on moving to the city should instead read: Best Places to Live in Valencia City.

Alternatively, if you’re seeking a spacious villa or property in the broader province, continue reading. We’ve narrowed down the remaining 265 municipalities to just eight: the best areas to live in Valencia province.

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The Best Areas in Valencia: Top Eight Municipalities

For those seeking a large villa with a private pool, or perhaps somewhere considerably quieter than the city, the broader province of Valencia is a perfect choice. However, with hundreds of municipalities, it can be difficult to know where to start. Luckily, we have extensive knowledge of the best areas in Valencia and the towns and residential neighbourhoods within them. Whether you are looking for somewhere renowned for expats or authentically Valencian, near the city or further away, we have included something for everyone. Read on for our top eight.

Godella

Located just twenty-minutes from Valencia city, Godella is ideal for those who want to be close to a major city but still experience a smaller town feel. This upmarket area is one of the most beautiful in the province, consisting of stunning houses and villas. You can expect to find luxury properties with large gardens and swimming pools.

Furthermore, Godella is a popular choice due to the wonderful Campolivar urbanisation. This residential community offers many lovely properties with large plots. As such, this is a fantastic community for families.

Moreover, you can take the metro directly to Valencia from Godella, with the stop located only 1.5 km away from Campolivar. As well as this, for those living in Campolivar, the Heron City entertainment complex is only 2.6 km away. Here you will find a broad selection of restaurants, shops and a cinema; all without having to travel to the city!

Rocafort

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Villa for sale in Santa Bárbara, Rocafort via Dream Properties Valencia

Rocafort is Godella’s neighbouring municipality, and another fantastic option when moving to Valencia province. Once again, being so close to Valencia city is a considerable selling-point for many. Moreover, the area boasts numerous green spaces and a selection of good schools, which further solidifies its place as one of the best areas to live in Valencia.

If you decide to move to Rocafort, we suggest looking at the prestigious, gated community of Santa Bárbara. This well-developed urbanisation has a country club, numerous sports facilities, a tennis club and 24-hour security.

Overall, this stunning and tranquil area is excellent for anyone looking to move to Valencia province, but especially those who are looking for a gated community and a selection of prestigious schools.

Paterna

We also consider Paterna to be one of the best municipalities to live in Valencia, largely due to the fantastic residential area of La Cañada. This neighbourhood boasts the impressive Vallesa forest, which separates La Cañada from La Eliana.

La Cañada is also well connected to the nearby Paterna centre, the previously mentioned Heron City entertainment complex and, of course, Valencia city. You can experience the clean air of the beautiful forest whilst having all the amenities you need minutes away.

Moreover, Paterna offers many prestigious schools, particularly in La Cañada. These include the highly regarded British College of La Cañada, for those wanting their children to follow the British education system.

Furthermore, although inland, La Cañada is just 16 km away from Port Saplaya. At the port, you will find many gorgeous beaches and a stunning marina

La Eliana

La Eliana
Villa for Sale in La Eliana via Dream Properties Valencia

La Eliana is a favourite among the expat community. Once again, it’s considerably quieter than the city but still offers all of the amenities you need. You will find a great selection of restaurants, cafés, shops and supermarkets.

La Eliana also has a beautiful park and a large sports centre, meaning it is easy to keep fit. You can take advantage of the park’s outdoor swimming pool or enjoy a cycling session on the esplanade. There is also a social club based in the park, who often meet on the esplanade to cycle or rollerskate.

Alternatively, visit the sports centre to play a sport or go to the gym. Just ensure you return to the park later to relax in the Japanese pagoda or enjoy a movie at the outdoor cinema in the summer months.

Another great thing about La Eliana is that the centre (where the park is located) is right next to the residential areas. As a result, residents can easily access all of the amenities they need, including the four metro stations in La Eliana, should you want to travel to the city. Moreover, if you’re driving, it will take you just 30 minutes to get to Valencia city

Picassent

Picassent is one of the greenest municipalities in the Valencian community, making it another favourite among the outdoorsy. As well as being beautiful, Picassent also has a well-developed infrastructure. As a result, many who work in the city opt to live in Picassent and commute. Moreover, house prices are considerably lower than many other municipalities in Valencia!

Picassent is also great for families, offering a variety of schools, a large sports complex and many playgrounds. As well as this, you can enjoy a family beach day in just a 15-minute drive.

Furthermore, if you’re looking to experience an authentic Valencian lifestyle, you should definitely consider Picassent – roughly 90 per cent of the population are native Valencians!

Bétera

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Villa for Sale in Bétera via Dream Properties Valencia

Although a relatively large municipality, Bétera is perfectly peaceful. You will find many low-rise buildings lining narrow, pretty streets; as well as spacious villas in exclusive residential developments like Mas Camarena

The Mas Camarena development is a fantastic option, offering a variety of sports facilities, shops, restaurants, an equestrian school, a social club and 24-hour security.

This municipality is also another suitable option for families, with well-regarded schools such as a private, bilingual school in Mas Camarena. 

Puzol

Located just 10 km away from the Mediterranean sea, Puzol is a peaceful municipality found in the foothills of the stunning Sierra Calderona Natural Park. The impressive mountains, nearby Scorpion golf club and equestrian centre make for a perfect outdoor lifestyle.

In the town itself, you will find charming townhouses and apartments situated in and around the beautiful old quarter of quaint cobble streets. Alternatively, Puzol also offers various residential urbanisations, such as Los Monasterios, where you will find beautiful villas right in the middle of the Natural Park. Moreover, the luxury urbanisation of Alfinach (also in Sierra Calderona) offers a country club with sports facilities, cafés and community pools.

Náquera

Penthouse for Sale in Naquera via Dream Properties Valencia

Like Puzol, Náquera is located within the limits of Sierra Calderona Natural Park. As such, this municipality is another fantastic choice for those seeking an idyllic, outdoor way of life. Moreover, due to being located in this mountainous area, Náquera offers spectacular views of the coast and the city.

As well as this, you can walk from one side of Náquera town to the other is just 10 minutes, where you will find an array of restaurants, shops and other essentials

Overall, with its affordable property and stunning scenery, Náquera is truly a perfect choice.

Want to Move to Valencia Province?

We’re confident that these municipalities are the best areas to live in Valencia province. If you’re ready to take the first step in moving to this beautiful place, contact us at Relocation Services Valencia today. We can give you more information about a province that interests you and guide you through the entire moving process.

You can also browse the further selection of properties available in these municipalities. Should you require additional information about the properties you find, contact our Dream Properties Valencia department.

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