Big 3 Bed Ground Floor Apartment in Salinas
It is so rare to find ground floor apartments in Spanish towns as most blocks are built leaving the ground floor for retail units. Admittedly, there are a few steps to be negotiated, but very few.
This is a lovely modern block in a great location although, Salinas is a small town of 1,400 people and there really isn´t a location that can’t be described as good but this is especially good and is a prominent building kept beautifully clean in the communal areas for around 80€ per year community fee.
So, up a few steps into the big, well-lit hallway and the front door is at the end of a short corridor. Please check out the walkthrough video as it shows everything in a far better way than I think I am describing it.
Into the apartment, there is a decent sized kitchen and a Guest WC to the left then there is a lovely, bright lounge/diner. The hallway then takes you down to the family bathroom and the three bedrooms, two of which are doubles and the third is not small.
For sunbathing and relaxing there is a shared community roof terrace with amazing views of the four mountain ranges surrounding Salinas and across the rooftops of the town.
Salinas is a lovely small town near Sax in inland Alicante and just 35 minutes’ drive to Alicante Airport and five minutes more to the beaches. Like Sax, Salinas has almost no unemployment and this means that both towns have very low crime rates, a far cry from when I lived in the UK and we had to lock everything a million times, here life is tranquil and very safe, neighbours are like family members in these towns and they are always on hand to help newcomers.
There are two banks, Sabadell and La Caixa which are two of the biggest banks in Spain. A Doctor´s surgery, a Butcher, a Baker but, sadly, no candlestick maker, however, there is a minimarket, a Public Swimming and Sports Arena and a Pharmacy along with a host of bars, cafes and restaurants and a lovely Public Park and magnificent views of the four mountain ranges in which the town settles.
Consum supermarket in Sax, an equivalent to Waitrose in the UK, will deliver to Salinas along with Mercadona Supermarket in Elda as will one of the Kebab shops and also a Pizza delivery service is available. The superb Hospital in Elda is 15 minutes away.
Parque La Rana (Park La Rana) is a small but very beautiful park where a Medieval Market is held once a year and also it is the home of the restaurant La Rana Salinas which currently has a massive 4.7 rating and where people come from miles around for their rice dishes and superb quality meats.
My favourite Café is Trivial and there is now a lovely Conservatory built next to the small park where you can sit in the warmth of the winter sunshine or, in summer, all the glass is drawn back to allow the mountain breeze to flow through.
My second favourite has to be the Petrol Station that has a tiny café in the rear, it used to be famous as the “unofficial smoking” bar but those days have gone and it is now a place where many of the factory workers go for a coffee and a tot of brandy or rum. There is something about it that tells you this couldn´t happen in the UK.
Whilst Sax has seen massive increases in property values due to the number of itinerant workers looking to rent Monday to Friday – the Spanish don´t do commuting, even 20 minutes in the car is seen as commuting – Salinas I snow catching up and is proving a great town for investment as there are still affordable townhouses and apartments.
My son has recently taken advantage of the lower prices to make his first investment in Salinas and we are excited to see what he makes of it. Meanwhile, we have some excellent options starting at 25,000€ needing reform and some around the 35-40k needing less work and all are capable of long-term rentals bringing in around 350€ per month, a great ROI.
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