Looking for your dream home in Marbella?
Discover the definitive selection of the country's best real estate: villas, coastal homes, golf properties
Marbella is a well known destination to the ultra-rich but can still be an accessible location with those who have a certain budget in mind.
The average housing price there is higher than in other Costa del Sol regions but it is still possible to find an apartment or even a villa with a price tag under €1 million ($1,080,000 USD).
Though the real estate at classic addresses such as the Golden Mile and Puerto Banus remain unchanging pearl it’s now joined by the increasingly fashionable residential areas: La Alquería, Atalaya, El Paraíso and Marbella East.
The Village of Benahavis
The culinary mecca of Costa del Sol is located in the hills at approximately 500 meters (1640 ft) above sea level. This is where many expats, locals and tourists go to have dinner in one of the numerous restaurants with high-end and classic local cuisine. Villas and homes here can have higher price tags than in Marbella East but the slow-paced lifestyle is worth every dollar.
Finally, there is La Zagaleta, a world-famous luxury village with numerous villas settled on the hills, at 500 m (1640 ft) above sea level.
A special micro-climate with soothing temperatures in winter, beautiful natural foliage, exclusive status, a private riding club, and two 18-hole golf courses make La Zagaleta the chosen spot for a privileged few to enjoy this one of a kind lifestyle.
Bordering Mijas, the areas of Rio Real, Los Monteros, El Rosario, Las Chapas, Marbesa and Elviria make up the Marbella East region.
The area is known for the best beaches on the Costa del Sol, luxury resort hotels and seaside villas, championship golf courses, racquet clubs, spas and luxurious wellness centers.
Marbella East is also a great choice for those individuals looking for an active lifestyle with prestigious private colleges, a wide variety of sports and a bustling social scene. This is is why this region’s real estate is especially attractive for families looking for a long term place to call home.
The Original Marbella
This area includes the Golden Mile and the upscale community of Sierra Blanca located 300 m (984 ft) above sea level. The area has a significant ‘old style’ feel to it due to historic coastal homes and classic villas.
The beachfront itself has been remodeled, and Marbella Town Hall has invested in a new promenade that links Marbella to Puerto Banús.
The West End of Marbella
The main neighborhood in the West End is Nueva Andalusia which includes Puerto Banus, home of its yachting and supercar enthusiasts and the regions most famous Golf Valley.
Many of the region’s most famous and exciting spots are located here including the iconic Puerto Banús marina, home to luxury designer boutiques, 5-star restaurants, and of course, luxury homes with the best terrace views in Marbella.
A combination of 5 Golf Courses makes up the Golf Valley including Marbella Golf Center, Aloha Golf Club, Real Club de Golf Las Brisas, Manga Golf and Los Naranjos Golf Club. And the direct connection to the A7 highway leading to the airport makes Nueva Andalucía a popular destination to invest in for frequent flyers and business professionals.