Which are the top residential areas in Marbella?
A question that we are frequently asked…and although tastes can vary greatly, speak to people who know Marbella and they will agree that the Golden Mile, La Zagaleta, Sierra Blanca, Los Monteros, La Quinta and Guadalmina all belong to a five-star elite of its best residential addresses.
What makes a top address?
A top deluxe residential area in Marbella is defined by the quality of its properties, their opulence and style, amenities, and also the standard of the surroundings and the services available. All the aforementioned, however, is a direct result of the location, as the people who build and buy the finest homes also look for the combination of factors – privacy, views and privileged surroundings – that lead to the creation of the world’s finest residential areas.
The Golden Mile, birthplace of Marbella glamour
The glamour of Marbella has its origins in the legendary Marbella Club and Puente Romano hotels, both of which continue to form the heart of the Golden Mile, the 6,5 kilometre-long palm-lined avenue that links Marbella centre and the marina of Puerto Banús. In addition to a sumptuous palatial complex belonging to the Saudi Royal Family, it is also home to luxurious villas, beachfront penthouses and the finest service providers.
Set a little up from the Golden Mile is Sierra Blanca, a luxurious partly gated villa suburb nestled in the foothills of Marbella’s La Concha Mountain, from where it enjoys stunning views across the coastal area to the sea. In spite of its proximity to protected mountain scenery, the villas in Sierra Blanca are just a few minutes from the shops and services of downtown Marbella.
Refinement by the beach
Situated just a little to the west from the Golden Mile is Guadalmina, a luxurious suburb dominated by two golf courses. Like Los Monteros on the eastside of Marbella, the frontline beach villas at Guadalmina Baja are situated right by the sea – a unique feature in such a prime location. Like Sierra Blanca, Guadalmina and Los Monteros are luxurious residential areas dominated by villas set on spacious private grounds, but there is also a selection of top-of-the-range apartments and townhouses – all within close range of a wide choice of amenities.
Country club living
But Marbella also offers an exclusive country club environment in rarefied country locations such as La Quinta and La Zagaleta, where luxurious villas are surrounded by large plots that overlook golf, mountains, wooded hillsides and also spectacular views of the Mediterranean. Where La Quinta offers a mix of property types and prices in a setting between open nature and the suburban ambience of Nueva Andalucía, just ten minutes from the centre of Marbella, La Zagaleta is a very select, gated community with entry only for residents and their guests.
Owners here enjoy such luxuries as two spectacular private golf courses, a state-of-the-art equestrian centre, one of the finest clubhouses around, bespoke concierge services and hectares of stunning country estate complete with cascades and wooded groves.
Contact the Al Saadi team for more in-depth information about the best residential areas in Marbella.