Top residential areas in Marbella – 2022

Publication: 8 Jun. 2022
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Every property market, including that of Marbella, is made up of different residential zones, each with their own setting, views, characteristics, properties, desirability, standing and accompanying pricing. Within this range, there are the timeless favourites and the newly up-and-coming areas. Together, they make up the focus of the market.

The classic, evergreen addresses in Marbella have an enduring appeal due to their glamorous heritage, luxurious surrounding amenities and properties, privacy combined with easy access to the best amenities and leisure facilities, as well as gated security and spectacular views. They include the likes of Marbella’s Golden Mile, Nueva Andalucía, Sierra Blanca, Guadalmina, Los Monteros in Marbella East, as well as country clubs such as La Zagaleta and El Madroñal. The stunning villas, beachfront apartments and penthouses in these areas find a ready market with top-buyers looking to enjoy the safety and lifestyle of cosmopolitan Marbella.

As a result, demand in such suburbs is currently outstripping supply, causing a renewed focus upon newly upcoming zones with a lot of lifestyle, property and investment potential. Even rising prices are not putting off buyers in the top areas, but above all it’s the shortage of new stock that is encouraging discerning buyers to consider new Marbella areas as a luxury lifestyle alternative. The result is heightened activity in such zones, which still offer space for further development of both branded developments and private plots for villa construction, and therefore offer the broadest selection of modern, newly built homes currently for sale in Marbella and surroundings.

Hot new areas in Marbella
The hottest upcoming residential areas in greater Marbella are increasingly popular because they offer many of the same qualities as their famous counterparts, including wonderful sea, mountain and golf views, privacy and security mixed with proximity to services, as well as an excellent combination of stylish modern homes within an attractive area with landscaped gardens. The top ones currently include:

Nueva Andalucía
Already well-established as a luxury suburb, Nueva Andalucía is now confirmed as a top address within Marbella, thanks to its supply of luxurious modern homes and amenities ranging from golf courses and international schools to fine dining, shopping and nightlife.

Río Real & Elviria
Within Marbella East, Los Monteros has competition in the form of Río Real and Elviria, two leafy residential areas whose modern homes and quality amenities rank alongside the more established suburbs.

New Golden Mile
This coastal stretch between Guadalmina and Estepona is newly evolving as a top location, thanks in large part to its scenic setting, surrounding facilities and the super deluxe new frontline beach apartment and penthouse complexes emerging here.

Los Flamingos & Atalaya/La Alquería
In what you could call the inland ‘country club’ part of the New Golden Mile, extending between the sea and the hills of Benahavis, are three resort suburbs that are taking off. Los Flamingos is the most established of these, but also keep an eye out for the renaissance of El Paraíso.