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Arboleas is a municipality of Almería province, in the autonomous community of Andalusia, Spain. Found in the Almanzora valley, Arboleas is a small town on the bank of the now dry Almanzora River.
Arboleas is a typical Spanish village situated in the Almeria province, approximately 8km from Albox. Arboleas is centred around the church, situated on the edge of the rambla that once ran as the River Almanzora. This growing village currently has 3 supermarkets, a post office, banks, bakers, bars, restaurants, a chemist and a doctor who has an English speaking nurse. There is a local school for children of under 12 years and a bus service to the nearest secondary school in Albox. A municipal swimming pool is currently under construction, along with basket ball courts and childrens playgrounds. The weekly market is held every Saturday morning where you can buy fresh fruit and vegetables, clothes, shoes, linen, etc.
Where to Move:
You do have your pick of purpose built villa urbanization's & alternative areas zoned as a hamlet or more rural places (The architecture and setting of these zones can be very unique to the area so please note that a car is required in some cases)
Las Golondrinas: A beautiful area with an easy walking distance to the town center, favored by those who seek larger gardens.
Las Huevanillas: An extremely popular location with high quality spacious villas favored by those seeking peace and quiet in a beautiful rural setting.
Los Requenas: A pretty hamlet surrounded by rolling hills provide a stunning back drop. Here you will find a mixture of high spec villas and quaint farmhouses that have been beautifully renovated.
La Judea and Apeadero: Two small pretty hamlets villa star properties a short walk to the center of Arboleas.
La Perla: A very popular hamlet of detached properties situated on flat terrain. La Perla ideal for those favoring an easy walk into Arboleas.
El Rincon: Surrounded by citrus groves and a beautiful mountain backdrop, this small hamlet is still top choice for buyers in the area.
Limaria: One of the two more mountainous areas of Arboleas, a short drive from the town center. Limaria is popular for those seeking the quietest location surrounded by the most beautiful mountains.
Los Higuerales: The second most mountainous location in Arboleas, a stunning location with a number of beautiful properties to consider.
El Chopo: Nestled between the valley and the mountains is a stunning hamlet with high quality homes
Los Garcias: Little hamlet of quality villas which have been gently stepped to offer amazing views.
Los Carrascos: The long established community of Los Carrascos is within easy reach of Arboleas providing a good variety of high quality spacious villas offering espectacular views.
Los Llanos: This hugely popular location is favored by both Spanish and Expat families alike who enjoy its location. An easy walk to bars, restaurants and the popularSaturday market.
Las Torres 1 and 2: Surrounded by picturesque Olive groves, these peaceful developments offer privacy for those wishing to be slightly further than the center of Arboleas.
For apartments and townhouses, a majority are available in the village center.
The Cost: “Really anywhere in Spain so it is a lifestyle choice, a single could live comfortably on €1,200 — or less. A couple can live for around €2,000 a month. Eating out at restaurants is very inexpensive as are childcare, groceries transportation and sport and leisure club membership/activities.
Arboleas is a municipality of Almería province. It became very popular due to the increase in new villas constructed and in 2002 the population was 1973, in 2005 it was 3457, and in 2020 it is approx 4586 people with very few new buildings available.
Take me there!
From the Hostal Mesón, Arboleas is centrally located and its close location for motorway access is only 35 minutes from Almeria´s best beach resorts, larger towns like Albox and Huercal - Overa are only a 10 - 15 drive away that offer a wealth of amenities. The airport in Almeria can be reached in 45 minutes, the international airport in Alicante in 2 hours, and Murcia international in about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
What’s the story with house prices?
Prices vary according to proximity to the town, size in square metres (M2) and plot size.
The average asking prices are:
2 Bedroom Apartment - 45,000€
2 Bedroom Townhouse - 75,000€
2 Bedroom Villa - 135,000€
3 Bedroom Apartment - 45,000€
3 Bedroom Townhouse - 140,000€
3 Bedroom Villa - 180,000€
Where should I get lunch?
There are many options in the town and surrounding hamlets: Castillo Restaurante Rincon, Restaurante El Azabache and Restaurante Hotel Meson to mention a few.
So what’s the big draw?
"The municipality covers just under 80 kmtrs and there are only 5 hamlets which you could say are within easy walk to Arboleas centre where you have cafes bars some shops banks gym, Saturday market, hairdressers, pharmacy, bakery etc. The hamlets (all of which you'll find welcoming and super friendly) are La Judea only 20 or so villas Apadero about the same parts of La Perla, LA Cueva and Las Golondrinas. Other than, La Judea which is the closest, the others are a fairly easy 12 to 20 min walk to Arboleas centre but as many have already pointed out in the heat of Spring/Summer even if you can unlikely to walk to supermarket or shops. All the other hamlets, are for most to far to walk, have no shops but perhaps 1 or 2 bars or a restaurant." - Richard Clarke
What do people love about it?
Arboleas offers all year round living but if you want a lock up and go holiday home, this is a great area:
It offers spacious villas with pools for holiday rentals that is cost effective. but there's several supermarkets within 20mins, a few Spanish bars in the village, a fantastic pizzeria and several more restaurants within a short drive too.
And... what do people NOT love about it?
You'd need a car to explore other areas as public transport is not suitable for holiday makers. 30 mins or so to the beach, 25 to the waterpark, an hour to Mini Hollywood or Texas Hollywood and Sorbas Caves, 20 mins to Luna Park in Cuevas Almazora, 10 mins to the bowling alley, 45 mins to Lorca and its castle, just over an hour to Cartagena and the roman ruins.
And what’s my new local?
Bar Cortijo Andaluz and Harmony's Bar come recommended
D'Luigis Pizzeria and The New Trinidad
Schools and supermarkets?
Schools and Education:
COLEGIO PÚBLICO NUESTRA SEÑORA DE LA ASUNCIÓ
COLEGIO PÚBLICO RURAL MEDIO ALMANZORA
In the village, there is a post office, Bakery, medical centre, chemist, library and smaller supermarkets
OK, I’m sold. Give me one piece of local trivia to impress a local
Arboleas is a town that wishes to use its natural, artistic, archaelogical and ethnological heritage as a touristic resource.
The actions carried out by the town hall together with those of private companies have achieved a high quality tourism that can rest in high quality accomodation and eat in high quality restaurants. A type of tourism where tradition, nature, art and quality are combined.
This heritage and the town facilities can be seen in the different tours proposed here:
- Town tour: consisting in a visit to the church, Casa Curatos, Torre Vigía and Pedro Gilabert Museum, and it ends up walking around the oldest streets in Plaza de la Constitución.
- Country tour: following Arroyo Aceituno and the natural surroundings of the Sierra de la Murta, this tour shows tradicional aspects concerning agriculture, economy and architecture…
- Historic tour: it is one of the great Al-Andalus tours, Al-Jatib tour, that follows the Vía Verde (old railway) of Almanzora.
- Adventure tour, Limaria-Los Higuerales route: located in the place with a highest elevation, perfect for adveture and outdoors activities.