Why live in Andorra?
It is very difficult to find a place to live just two or three hours from the major European cities and which brings together all the advantages that Andorra has to offer. Those advantages include its location, its easy access and its majestic nature.
The Principality of Andorra is nestled in the Pyrenees Mountains, just between Spain and France, and has a total surface of 468 km². With an average altitude of approximately 1996 m above sea level, Andorra borders the Catalan regions of Cerdanya, Alt Urgell and Pallars Sobirá (Spain) to the south; and the Department of Ariège in the Midi Pyrénées region (France).
Many are the virtues of this country in the Pyrenees Mountains:
Quality of life in Andorra
With a population that oscillates between 75,000 and 80,000, in Andorra the formula for modern life and quality of life is very simple: the country's location enables residents to live in full contact with nature; the diet is based on fresh nearby products; and the healthcare centres are among the most prestigious in Europe. Moreover, recent administrations have placed great importance on the investment in both child development and care for the elderly. In fact, in Andorra, the average life expectancy is 83.5 years.
The safety of the streets in Andorra is yet another advantage of the welfare that one breathes in this privileged state. With a virtually non-existent crime rate, Andorra is one of the safest countries in the world.
Thanks to its location on the Iberian Peninsula, Andorra has a high-mountain Mediterranean climate, with cold temperatures in the winter and milder, more temperate summers. Though the climate varies depending on the altitude and orientation, the weather in Andorra is generally dry with a predominance of sunny days all year round. The country receives most of its rainfall in the autumn; and during the winter, the precipitation primarily arrives in the form of snow.
Andorra boasts a unique phenomenon as regards its education. Here, one will find three different educational systems which coexist in perfect harmony. This means that people are free to select the system that best suits them: the official educational system of Andorra, the French educational system and the Spanish educational system. There are also a number of private schools of great prestige.
Traditionally based on agriculture and livestock, today the country's dynamic and burgeoning economy is primarily sustained by the tourism industry (more than 9 million people visit Andorra each year), financial activity and the recent establishment of a new economic model, which has opened the country to companies that see in Andorra very competitive conditions, in terms of both taxation and infrastructure.
Andorra has a well-established business network. With business schedules adapted to the needs of the tourism sector, Andorra is known for its highly competitive pricing strategy and its wide-ranging supply of products and services.
Andorra is connected with both Spain and France by means of highways. Nevertheless, helicopter transport from the closest airports is also possible (Toulouse in France; and Lleida, Girona and Barcelona in Spain). Recently, in 2014, the new Andorra-La Seu d'Urgell Airport became a reality.
Leisure and recreation
The array of leisure and recreation options is absolutely immense. Skiing, golf, hiking, cycling and mountain sports, as well as recreational and high-performance sports centres. Indeed, for those who enjoy physical activity, whether out in the middle of nature or indoors, Andorra's supply is extensive and guaranteed to meet the expectations of even the most demanding sports lovers.
A matchless supply of accommodations (including both rental houses and properties for sale in Andorra) at highly competitive prices make Andorra an ideal place to live all year round, have a second home or simply enjoy a weekend getaway.
Your real estate agency in Andorra
Andorra Sotheby's International Realty is a real estate agency in Andorra that aspires to make your stay in the country as comfortable as possible.
We are real estate specialists and we provide our clients with excellent solutions. Through Andorra Sotheby's International Realty, you can purchase a house or a flat in Andorra or in any of its parishes: Canillo, Encamp, etc.
Our professionals live here in our country and have a deep knowledge of the different areas, the climate and the changes of season. They know the most peaceful and exclusive sites, as well as the most important spots for tourism, activity and business.
If you are thinking about coming to live in Andorra, be sure to contact Andorra Sotheby's International Realty. We will be delighted to assist you.