It is said that moving house is amongst one of the most stressful of life events. But it is surely also one of the most exciting! And for those moving to Cascais – Portugal, the decision is usually part and parcel of a greater desire for a major life refresh.
Cascais began life as a village of fishermen and farmers but has transformed itself into a mini-city of about 206,000 souls complete with a university campus, 13 international and bilingual schools, 2 hospitals, a shopping mall, a casino, museums, monuments and palaces.
The city boasts, a marina and more than 100 parks and gardens in addition to its 17 beaches. This is a great place to live with a dog. So many great options for where to take it for a walk!
Cascais is excellent for leisure due to the magnificent weather, magnificent landscapes, the surroundings of Sintra and the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park. Cascais is also more exposed to western winds and the swell beaches and has a rugged beauty like few others.
Attributes and differentiating factors that make Cascais one of the best places to live:
- Quality of life
- A home in the sun
- Charming architecture
- Between mountains and the ocean
- A noble and glamorous history
- Strategic location
- Sports town
- Premium golf destination, with nine courses
- Health and well-being
- Top notch education
- Remarkable cuisine
- Tax benefits
- Lowest crime rate in Europe
The 350,000 Euro Golden Visa Programme ends in December this year so its time to act now!
The best Golden Visa Programme in Europe is the Portugal Golden Visa. The programme offers several affordable investment routes, grants you residency rights rapidly, and after five years you can even get Portuguese citizenship.
The Golden Visa not only allows the holder to live and work in Portugal, but also affords you the right to visa-free travel throughout the European Schengen Area.
2 Bedroom Apartment, Costa Da Guia, Cascais €540,000
This fantastic apartment is located in the privileged area of Costa da Guia, Cascais. It is within a 5 minutes walk to the beautiful Casa da Guia, restaurants, bars, supermarket, bakery and the walkway along the coast that leads to the Marina and downtown Cascais.
The building offers a concierge service. The light filled apartment consists of an entrance hall leading into a spacious south facing living room with access to a balcony with beautiful sea views. The West facing kitchen is fully equipped and receives lovely afternoon sun. There is one suite with a balcony and another bedroom with a full bathroom. The apartment has a lock up garage and is equipped with heating, solid wooden floors and double glazed windows.
Energy Rating – C
Covered Area – 107,67 M2
Municipal Property Tax – €466 PER YEAR
Condominio Fees – €64