As its slogan suggests, the region of Puzol boast a perfect location ‘between the mountains and the sea’ (‘entre mar i muntanya’). To be more precise, Puzol (Puçol in Valencian) is nestled in the foothills of the beautiful Sierra Calderona Natural Park and is just 10 kilometres from the Mediterranean. It is also only 25 kilometres from the city of Valencia, making it an extremely sought-after and privileged place to live. Close to the region’s prestigious international establishments such as the American and British schools, Puzol offers an idyllic outdoor lifestyle thanks to its balmy year-round climate, proximity to the mountains, the marinas of La Pobla de Farnals and Canet, the Scorpion golf club in Bétera and the equestrian centre in Monte Picayo, which is in Sagunto . The town of Puzol itself is a mix of new townhouses and older style apartments situated in and around a charming old quarter of narrow cobbled streets.
The inland mountainous region rises 480 metres above sea level and its central area of flat agricultural land is noteworthy for its citric orchards, but it is the 2 kilometres of pristine, award-winning beaches and promenades which make Puzol a star attraction.
There are also a number of luxury gated estates in the area, offering a plethora of amenities and highly desirable homes.
“The most sought-after homes can be found in Los Monasterios,” explains Paco Villar, Director of Lucas Fox’s regional office. “It is surrounded by mountains, between the two vibrant hubs of Sagunto and Puzol, with privileged views of both sea and mountains, 24-hour security, full-time maintenance, a fantastic private social club, 5 swimming pools, padel and tennis courts, a football pitch with artificial grass and a restaurant with chill-out area. Close to Los Monasterios is the Alfinach residential area that also has a social club and is located in a desirable area overlooking the sea. There’s also the Monte Picayo urbanisation in the heart of the Natural Park, which also boasts stunning views of the Mediterranean.”
Constructed at the end of the 1980s, these prestigious urbanisations boast large detached homes with high quality finishes, often on plots of 5,00m² or more, with large gardens and pools. They are in high demand thanks to the tranquility of the surroundings and their excellent communal facilities. Each property’s architecture can vary depending in what decade the properties were built, with many of the more recently constructed homes being more designer and minimalist in style.
Property prices in Puzol
According to property portal Idealista, at the end of Q3 2018 prices in Puzol were €1,067 per square metre, up by 1.20% since the end of Q1 2018. Prices are still 46% below the peak of Q2 2008 however.
“These areas have their own ‘microclimate’ when it comes to prices,” adds Paco Villar. “Without doubt they have increased in the last few years, proving the area is good for investment, as it is a secure market and not subject to the fluctuations of other zones.”
Although Puzol, Sagunto and is an area which attracts both national and international buyers, there’s been a surge of international buyers in the last few years, attracted the aforementioned factors as well as the area’s growing reputation as a gastronomic hub.
Below are a selection of properties for sale in Puzol:
To find out more about any of these homes, please contact the Lucas Fox Monesterios office:
Paseo del Mirador 2
Tel +34 961 813 212