Los Gallardos , Almería
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Situated in the south east of the Province of Almeria (Andalucía) in southern Spain and close to the Mediterranean coast, Los Gallardos is neatly situated in a valley, 8km from the sea and 5km from the mountains. It is 73km from Almeria city.
Why Los Gallardos?
Los Gallardos is a small town between the mountain ranges of Bedar, Los Filabres and Cabrera and the Aguas River. The town developed around the mines of east Bedar at the end of the 19th century. It is perfectly situated being just 30 minutes from Almeria airport and a few minutes from the motorway, giving easy access to the rest of Spain. Yet it is only 10 minutes drive to the coast for the beaches and golf courses. There are some good bars and restaurants, a bank, shops, a supermarket, medical centre and a pharmacy.
Gastronomy: Visitors can sample various cold meats, as well as potaje de hinojos (fennel stew), potaje de trigo pelado (wheat stew), potaje de acelgas (chard stew), migas (fried bread with chorizo), fritada de conejo (fried rabbit), tortilla de collejas (herb omelette) and habas con bacalao (broad beans with cod). Sweet treats include gurullos (sweet semola), merengues (meringues) and soplillos (similar to macarons).
Where to Move:
You have the main village as a centre point with linked properties and traditional options.
Just outside the town is a purpose built zone consisting of apartments and townhouses in community settings with shared pools and gardens named Huerta Nueva. This area also offers independent villas. There are a few hamlets in more rural settings overlooking Alfaix.
An alternative option would be Camping Miraflores at Los Gallardos which offers 125 camping pitches for caravans, tents and motorhomes. This area offers a resort feel with services such as the Almeria Lawn Bowling Club, Miraflores Bar & Restaurant, onsite shop which is popular for residential living and attracts people from surrounding towns due to the highly rated menus and entertainment offered.
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 inexpensive as are childcare, groceries transportation and sport and leisure club membership/activities.
Los Gallardos is a municipality of Almería province. It has a population of 2800 people.
Take me there!
Old town centre - Plaza de Andalucía
What’s the story with house prices?
The Pueblo and surrounding Campo, it can be cost effective to buy into this postcode for value per square metre for smaller properties in the town but many Campo houses range from 350.000 to 500.000 Euros. – comparing Huerta Nueva (Averaging €300.000 for a Villa, €130.000 for a Townhouse and from approx. €90.000 for an apartment)
The average asking prices are:
2 Bedroom Apartment - 80,000€
2 Bedroom Townhouse - 130,000€
2 Bedroom Villa - 135,000€
3 Bedroom Apartment - 80,000€
3 Bedroom Townhouse - 145,000€
3 Bedroom Villa - 285,000€
Where should I get lunch?
Some examples of nice places to go for lunch or enjoy a drink are Bar Pensión crespo, Bar recreo, marene centro, Baltasar's bar, Mesón Verfran and bar Restaurante Apolo
So what’s the big draw?
Los Gallardos is a small town but with a cool vibe. Is a good place to relax and enjoy the inland climate yet 10 minutes’ drive to the beach or walk in the mountains with some stunning scenery. As an area, it is a great base to travel and enjoy many other towns in the region.
What do people love about it?
"The village has all the amenities of a small town rather than a rural pueblo"
And... what do people NOT love about it?
"It is not walking distance to the beach. A car is required"
And what’s my new local?
Schools and supermarkets?
OK, I’m sold. Give me one piece of local trivia to impress a local
The village and its dates back prior to the 16th century, The first "Gallardo" was a captain known as Francisco Pedro Gallardo who participated in the fight against the revolted moors and that in the late 16th century was rewarded with a coat of arms for these and other feats. There is the possibly that this captain was originally from Vera or one of his relatives ended up settling in the area, giving the village its name.