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Founded in early 2014, the Lucas Fox Madrid office offers a diverse range of Madrid real estate for sale and rent, from traditional and contemporary city apartments in desirable areas such as the fashionable districts of Salamanca and Chamberí, to spacious family homes for sale in the suburbs of the city. Lucas Fox Madrid's portfolio also includes properties for sale in the exclusive neighbourhoods of Aravaca, La Moraleja and Las Rozas.
Europe's third largest city and a key international business hub, Madrid boasts Spain's most important cultural heritage landmarks, a growing gastronomic scene and an aspirational standard of living.
Increasing numbers of local buyers have recently returned to the market as well as growing numbers of investors from Northern Europe, the United States and the Middle East. Property prices continue to be attractive compared to eight years ago, and in some prime areas of the capital, prices are once again steadily beginning to rise.
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Free schooling in Spain is obligatory between 6 and 16, but generally begins around 3. From 16 to 18 students can also study the Bachillerato, enabling them to enter University in Europe and the US.
Madrid offers a choice of private and state schools, as well as local and international schools, including the American School of Madrid, the British Council School and Hastings School.
The public healthcare system has a very good reputation and compares very well to other international systems. Free access is available with a "Tarjeta Sanitaria Individual". To qualify for a TSI a Social Security number is required, as given to those who have an employment contract or are self employed and paying "autónomo" social security contributions. Around 25% of people have private health insurance. This generally means faster access to a greater choice of specialists. Spanish companies offering private health insurance include Mapfre, Asisia and Sanitas.
There are several public hospitals in Madrid, the main being the Hospital Universitario La Paz, Hospital Ramón y Cajal and the children's hospital, Hospital del Niño Jesús.
Madrid is a shopper's paradise with local boutiques and international brand names all readily available. Some of the most popular areas for shopping in the Spanish capital are the fashionable and upmarket Salamanca district, Gran Vía for high street fashion and souvenirs and El Rastro for those who enjoy finding original items at flea markets.
Alongside its modern infrastructure Madrid has preserved the look and feel of many of its historic neighbourhoods and streets. The city is home to many cultural landmarks, such as the Palacio Real de Madrid, the Teatro Real de Madrid and three world class museums: The Prado, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía and the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza. It is also home to the legendary football stadium Santiago Bernabéu. Full of parks and green spaces as well as brimming with exciting nightlife options, Madrid offers an enviable lifestyle.
There are four ring roads around Madrid that connect with the main motorways linking the city with other cities in Spain, including Zaragoza, Murcia, Valencia and Sevilla.
Madrid's public transport network is extensive, clean and efficient. With 13 metro lines, over 170 bus lines (ETM) and a simple single card system covering both methods of transport, travelling around the city without a car could not be cheaper and simpler. The Renfe Cercanías local train system links the city centre to the suburbs.
The high-speed AVE rail network gives access to Sevilla and Barcelona, both in two and half hours.
Barajas International Airport, 13km from the city centre, is one of Europe's main transport hubs, providing the city with excellent access to and from Europe and the rest of the world.
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