Jávea Vs. Torrevieja ?

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  • #54877
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    Damas y Caballeros:

    If you had to choose where to buy an apartment to live in: Jávea or Torrevieja, what town would you prefer, provided that the apartments (and the buidings) themselves in both towns are conditionally equivalent?

    But most importantly why?
    Could you please give reasons, incl. those politically incorrect?

    In other words, are there any quasi-objective aspects or indices, where the two towns could be compared from the point of view of the quality of life there for a retired couple, being potentially visited by children and relatives? Now and in 5-years future.

    E.g., access to hospitals, criminality rates, climate and weather conditions, shops and restos, friendliness of the local people, unemployment rates, composition of the population, public transport, plans for the future development of the territories.

    I will highly appreciate your answers.

    Tim

  • #91246
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    My own ten cents would be to avoid Torrevieja as the local people are unfriendly to Europeans.
    That’s and old and dearly held opinion – probably wrong?

  • #91249
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    My son & his fiancee spent a week in a friends apartment last year which was in Torrevieja. The apartment was fine but he said Torrevieja was ‘orrendos!. I believe there is a lot of crime there too. We have friends who live close to Javea, and that is apparently much nicer.

  • #91250
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    I am sorry, but I will not buy in either of the two.

  • #91255
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    @tim_grig wrote:

    Damas y Caballeros:

    If you had to choose where to buy an apartment to live in: Jávea or Torrevieja, what town would you prefer, provided that the apartments (and the buidings) themselves in both towns are conditionally equivalent?

    But most importantly why?
    Could you please give reasons, incl. those politically incorrect?

    In other words, are there any quasi-objective aspects or indices, where the two towns could be compared from the point of view of the quality of life there for a retired couple, being potentially visited by children and relatives? Now and in 5-years future.

    E.g., access to hospitals, criminality rates, climate and weather conditions, shops and restos, friendliness of the local people, unemployment rates, composition of the population, public transport, plans for the future development of the territories.

    I will highly appreciate your answers.

    Tim

    I would chose Torrwvieja for one reason: I would prefer to have a 3 bed/2 bath apartment/house in Torrevieja area than a 1 bedroom/1 bath in Javea, for the same price.

  • #91257
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    Javea for me, Torre just feels rough to me.

  • #91259
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    Javea wins for me, its location location 🙂 Torrevieja totally devoid of class.

  • #91260
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    Hi Tim_grig,

    I wouldn’t necessarily like to live in Torrvieja town but I have an apartment in Orihuela costa just about 8 kms south of it and it is an upmarket area and I like the location. Javea is supposed to be nice also, for me it is the location of two airports which Torrvieja is almost equidisant. You don’t neccessarily have to live in the town itself. Torrvieja like any town has good and bad points.

    Angela

  • #91264
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    Hi Tim

    Torrevieja has the highest crime rate in Spain (or did have 2 years ago – this may well have changed). I suggest you visit Torrevieja yourself and see if it is somewhere you would like to live, I think you will see which is the best option pretty quickly

    If you are looking to buy in the price range you mentioned I would seriously doubt you would ever sell it again for close to that price in TV, whereas you would in Javea (once the market picks up) though I still think that the price you are looking at is over the top and some negotiating would bring you a bargain – even inJavea

    Anyway good luck but seriously suggest you check out TV first – you will quickly realise which of the two are the best option

    Vince

  • #91268
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    If you are lucky enough to live in Javea go for it. Torrevieja has 6 times the average crime than the rest of Spain and a is one massive cheap housing estate built on a salt mine. Jave oozes class like the posh south of France in comparison.
    Check out Costa Blanca News sections for Javea (North) and Torrevieja (South) for a flavour of both.

  • #91271
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    Hi Vbtudor,

    Love the music great stuff 🙂

  • #91272
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    It’s a bit like comparing Peckham with Mayfair.

    Beyond that, I’ve never heard a good word about the Torrevieja town council. Mayor implicated in a corruption scandal.

    Mind you, I bet the locals in Torrevieja wonder what they’ve done to deserve the foreigners they get.

    Mark

  • #91278
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    Dear Lenox, Claire, Shakeel, Flosmichael, El anciano, Katy, Angela, Axwhale, Mark, and Vince in particular,

    Thanks a lot for your time and expression of your views.

    The reason of my question here is as follows:
    My initial idea has been and still is to buy an apartment in Jávea. But an active estate agent (based in Torrevieja with an extra office in Benidorm), having learnt by chance about my intention, started convincing me to buy through him exactly in Torrevieja without giving objective reasons, except an important one – the price. The agent has not convinced me but has been very emotional and seemed to be sure of him. Since, I have had no objective arguments supporting Jávea against Torrevieja, I’ve posted my question.

    Now, that I know your opinions, I must admit that I am clever afterwards: I’ve preferred Jávea to Torrevieja from the very beginning. (You are supposed to feel some irony here).

    The only question is if I can afford an apartment which meets requirements of my wife.
    Here I hope Vince could help me with his valuable advice.

    Only one question to Shakeel: why do you discard both choices? Could I please ask you to give your arguments, if possible, even subjective ones?

    Warmest regards,

    Tim

  • #91281
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    Hi Axwhale

    many thanks for your comments on the music – it means a lot

    Regards

    Vince

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