Live and work in Alicante

Some locations in Spain are nice for a holiday, but where can you also live? Alicante has both; it’s nice to stay for a short period, but Alicante is also the perfect city to live.

The city of Alicante has around 350,000 inhabitants, it is in the province of Alicante and is the southernmost province of the Comunidad Valenciana.

8 Reasons why everyone would want to live and work in Alicante

  • Renting or buying a house is still cheap compared to other major Spanish cities. If you are looking for a rental home or a house for sale, it is best to search for a home in Alicante on Idealista.

Renting or buying a home involves more than you probably expect. Get good advice from experts, such as the Match Better Valencia team.

  • Alicante has all the amenities of a large city, such as: good schools, hospitals, and shops. Yet the historic city center is small. On foot you can easily move through the old town, to the harbor and the beach.
  • Alicante has a pleasant climate with mild winters and warm summers of around 30 degrees Celsius, often with a pleasant cool breeze from the sea in the summer. The mountains surrounding the city provide a microclimate, which results in almost no rain throughout the year.
  • The city has a rich history from the Roman era, the time of the Visigoths, the Moors, and the Christians. They have all left their mark. In the establishment ‘Castillo de Santa Barbara’ on the mountain ‘Monte Benacantil’ you will find remnants from all the different cultures.

The city is located directly on the Mediterranean Sea and on the Costa Blanca, with some of the most beautiful beaches in the world

  • In the city and surroundings of Alicante there are many festivals and traditions that are celebrated exuberantly every year. Who doesn’t love a nice party? The biggest celebration of the year is Hogueres de San Juan. In the night of 24 to 25 June, the Hogueres or monuments are burned in the city. In addition, during the days leading up to that night, there are fireworks, music, dancing, and parades in local costumes.
  • There are good national and international connections through Alicante’s major airport, which is 12 kilometers from the city. In 2019, 15 million passengers were carried on flights to and from Alicante, making it the fourth busiest airport in Spain. Alicante is also centrally located on the Mediterranean Sea. It is well connected by road and rail to both Valencia and Barcelona to the north, to Madrid in the interior and to Murcia and cities in Andalusia to the south.
  • Work is relatively easy to find. Because Alicante is a large city, jobs are often offered. In summer, tourism in the city and the surrounding area provides a lot of employment opportunities. There are also jobs to be found in winter. Take a look at this vacancy in Alicante.

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