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Next in our series of why buy property in specific parts of the western Costa del Sol, we turn our attention to the most luxurious postcode in the area: The Golden Mile. This 2km stretch between Puerto Banus and central Marbella ranks as one of the most high-end places on the Costa del Sol and is renowned for its iconic architecture, emblematic hotels and prime real estate. But that isn’t all you access when you buy property on the Golden Mile Marbella.
Best address in Marbella
Marbella is justly famous for being home to the most luxurious property on the Costa del Sol and some of the finest sit on the Golden Mile. This long boulevard was the first place that high-end tourism began in the early 1950s and has long appealed to Europe’s and the world’s A-list buyers.
Like we said, buying property on the Golden Mile will give you the best address in Marbella.
Read our guide to the Golden Mile.
As well as the most exclusive postcode in Marbella, the Golden Mile also offers a range of seriously stunning properties. Choose from spacious penthouses and apartments in manicured complexes, some of which have seafront positions to luxury mansions in ample private grounds. There are also new developments on the Golden Mile as well as more traditional properties.
The Golden Mile is home to some of Marbella’s most iconic real estate too. Examples include the palace belonging to the Saudi Arabian royal family, built as a replica of the White House in Washington and La Virginia, a stunning Mediterranean-style ‘village’ complex.
Many developments carry the signature of world-famous architects such as Marina Puente Romano, designed by Melvin Villarroel, who also created Puente Romano Hotel.
Like we said, prime property.
In many areas of Marbella, stunning views are a given. Sierra Blanca is just one example and you’ll also find them from property on the Golden Mile. Frontline vistas of the Mediterranean with Africa on the horizon come standard in many homes in the area, plus there are the views of the Sierra Blanca backdrop.
Like we said, picture-perfect panoramas that allow you to take in the sea and the mountains from your home.
The Golden Mile enjoys one of the best locations in Marbella, giving homeowners easy access to the beach and amenities. The bright lights of Puerto Banus are on your doorstep, as is the traditional old quarter of Marbella. It takes just over 30 minutes to reach Malaga Airport via the fast AP-7 toll highway.
Other attractions on the Costa del Sol, such as the pretty resort of Estepona and the stunning white town of Ronda, lie nearby too. Plus, you’re within easy reach of the best golf courses on the Costa del Sol – those in Golf Valley in nearby Nueva Andalucía take just 10 minutes to get to. Finally, racquet fans have the renowned Puente Romano Tennis Club, which hosts world-class tournaments during the year.
Like we said, a location that stands out ahead of all the others.
Good (and quiet) beaches on your doorstep
Another advantage of buying property on the Golden Mile Marbella lies in its beachfront location. The beaches in the area rank among the best in the area and have the extra advantage of being some of the quietest. In addition, even in high summer, you’ll be able to find a relatively peaceful spot on the sands.
And if you’re looking for high-end beach clubs, the Golden Mile has some excellent options. Marbella Club and Puente Romano Hotel both have five-star GL beach club facilities – those at Marbella Club include loungers on the iconic pier. You’ll also find Trocadero Playa, a favourite with Marbella rich and famous in the summer and Victor’s Beach, a classic venue and one of the oldest beach clubs on the Costa del Sol.
Like we said, great beaches and on your doorstep.
Best restaurants in Marbella
When it comes to fine wining and dining, you’re spoilt for choice on the Golden Mile. Marbella’s only two-star Michelin chef, Dani García, has two venues (Leña and Bibo), both at Puente Romano Hotel. The Hotel also has an excellent range of dining establishments within its grounds and you can dine at the excellent restaurants along the seafront promenade.
Like we said, the best places to eat in Marbella.
Excellent resale and rental potential
If you buy property on the Golden Mile Marbella, you give yourself a dual advantage. On the one, you get to enjoy one of the best lifestyle opportunities on the Costa del Sol and on the other, you have the chance to tap into profitable investment.
Given the shortage of property in this part of Marbella and the high demand, resale opportunities abound. If you’re thinking of buying to holiday let, the area offers excellent potential with some of the highest returns available in Marbella.
Like we said, great investment potential.
And now to buy property on the Golden Mile
If our reasons have convinced you, contact our friendly team of experts who will be more than happy to find just what you’re looking for on the Golden Mile. Whether it’s a new build or traditional home, seafront penthouse or mansion, we’ll source it for you.