Moving to Murcia
Are you thinking of moving to Murcia? It derives its name from the Latin murtae (mulberry). For centuries mulberry leaves were fed to silkworms for the flourishing silk industry, lasting until just after the Second World War, when local silk could no longer compete against man-made fibres.
Murcia is situated in the south of Valencia and is less populated than many other areas. It has recently been discovered by expats looking for a peaceful area to retire. There are a few more lively resorts for those looking for nightlife and a slightly less relaxed pace of life.
Property prices if you are thinking of moving to Murcia
The cost of living and property prices are relatively similar to other European cities and will vary from town to town across the region. Marcia city has a university and some good schools available for those with families. Alhama du Murcia has good employment opportunities, a small community of expats and some good schools.
Fortuna is a spa town; property prices here are slightly higher than the regional average. Albanilla is a small town with a community of expats, mainly from northern Europe; it has restaurants and bars and is a popular location, with property being snapped up quickly. Calasparra is very popular with expats with more than 2000 British people having bought homes here in the past ten years.
The following site has a selection of properties: Properties In Spain
Schools if moving to Murcia
Expats, particularly those who have teenage children or only intend to stay in Murcia for the short-term usually choose an international school, offering a British curriculum or the International Baccalaureate (IB).
The following site has a selection of international schools: Schools portal for Murcia
Local Information if moving to Murcia
When you first move to a new city finding your way around the local taxes and requirements can be daunting, a quick visit to the following website can help you on your way: Banking and Tax Information
Travel if moving to Murcia
Murcia–San Javier Airport serves the Murcia area and is located 17 miles southeast of Murcia. Murcia has a wide range of public transport, with suburban and long distance buses and trains. The train station is in the city centre and is well connected with Madrid, Barcelona, Alicante and Valencia.
Currency Conversion If Moving To Murcia
Since 1999, Spain has used the Euro (EUR) as its official currency. One euro is divided into 100 cents. It will be relatively straightforward to open a bank account in Murcia. You will need to be over 18, have some proof of Identity and address. Residents will also need to produce their NIE certificate.
When moving overseas making sure you get the best exchange rate possible is essential to starting your new life on a sound footing. White & Company has an exclusive arrangement with The FX Firm.
Simply call us on Tel: 01494-857672 or follow the link to see what additional monies you will receive compared to using your high street bank and to set up a free account. Currency Conversion Site
European Removals To Murcia
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