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Thinking of retiring to Albox

Posted: Tue Aug 9, 2022 5:52pm
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Lyndalashes62

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Hello; we are hoping to relocate to Albox.

Do you recommend it? Thank you all so much xx

Darrin69

Posted: Tue Aug 9, 2022 11:28pm

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Posted: Tue Aug 9, 2022 11:28pm

You will find this forum is very varied everyone has different tastes/views,it depends on what your looking for and the lifestyle you require. 

Juliet Diaz

Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2022 8:41am

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Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2022 8:41am

Personally I think it's a great little town, but not everyone would agree. One of the most important things you have to bear in mind about this part of Spain is that you will need to drive. Public transport is virtually non existent and most properties are quite a distance from facilities. And even if you are within a km or so from the town you won't feel like walking when it's 40 degrees!

Albox has good shopping and a 24/7 A&E. The surrounding scenery is stunning although the town itself isn't the prettiest. Loads of great tapas bars and a good weekly market . You really need to try it for fit yourselves.

Lyndalashes62

Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2022 9:57am

Lyndalashes62

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Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2022 9:57am

Juliet Diaz wrote on Wed Aug 10, 2022 8:41am:

Personally I think it's a great little town, but not everyone would agree. One of the most important things you have to bear in mind about this part of Spain is that you will need to drive. Public transport is virtually non existent and most properties are quite a distance from facilities. And ev...

...en if you are within a km or so from the town you won't feel like walking when it's 40 degrees!

Albox has good shopping and a 24/7 A&E. The surrounding scenery is stunning although the town itself isn't the prettiest. Loads of great tapas bars and a good weekly market . You really need to try it for fit yourselves.

Thank you for your reply. Much appreciated

DarioMartin

Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2022 8:40pm

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Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2022 8:40pm

To add to Juliet’s post, if you seek the company of other British migrants, then Albox is definitely the place for you, with a very high ratio of British migrants.

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Billbee

Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2022 8:54pm

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Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2022 8:54pm

DarioMartin wrote on Wed Aug 10, 2022 8:40pm:

To add to Juliet’s post, if you seek the company of other British migrants, then Albox is definitely the place for you, with a very high ratio of British migrants.

Hi thanks for replying to this I am looking to retire in Albox but I would prefer more Spanish people  in the area so I'll look else where 

Kind regards 

Billy 

Darrin69

Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2022 8:54pm

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Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2022 8:54pm

DarioMartin wrote on Wed Aug 10, 2022 8:40pm:

To add to Juliet’s post, if you seek the company of other British migrants, then Albox is definitely the place for you, with a very high ratio of British migrants.

I agree with dario.full of expats.

Juliet Diaz

Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2022 10:06pm

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Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2022 10:06pm

Lyndalashes62 wrote on Wed Aug 10, 2022 9:57am:

Thank you for your reply. Much appreciated

Lynda. You don't have to go far from Albox to find predominantly Spanish communities. Oria, Chirivel, Velez Rubio and Blanco. Up the hill towards Cobdar and further along the valley to Tijola and beyond. I'm with you in preferring to live in a Spanish community but my husband doesn't drive so we needed to be very close to facilities ( in case I'm not able to drive!). I also speak Spanish which he doesn't so again a compromise was required. What I can say though, is that although we live in an area where there are lots of Brits we socialise in Spanish bars (which abound even in Arboleas, Albox etc)  so our life is still one where we experience Spanish culture on a daily basis. I wish you all the best in finding the place that is right for you.

DarioMartin

Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2022 7:28am

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Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2022 7:28am

Billbee wrote on Wed Aug 10, 2022 8:54pm:

Hi thanks for replying to this I am looking to retire in Albox but I would prefer more Spanish people  in the area so I'll look else where 

Kind regards 

Billy 

May I ask why you picked Albox? is it because you wanted to be inland?

As Juliet points out there are numerous more predominantly Spanish communities close to Albox, but also plenty closer to the coast as well if you like the sea.

tortoiseaplenty

Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2022 9:15am

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Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2022 9:15am

Hello

We live in the small town of Almanzora where there are lots of Spanish more spainish than English. 

But there are 2 good bars but the English drive to them.  But if the spanish use them for food then they are good. 

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