Murcia City and Central
Murcia City and Murcia Central
The Murcia central area sweeps back from the coast and is home to some of the biggest urbanisations in the region, mainly those built by Polaris World as residential tourist resorts.
All of these urbanisations are well connected to the airport at San Javier in the Mar Menor, the Mediterranean coast and the Mar Menor, which means “little sea” and is a 35 km long saltwater lake connected to the sea by an open inlet which permits pleasure boats to access the sporting ports.
Being slightly inland these properties are also well connected to the central and northern areas of the Murcia Region, offering plenty of days out in the historic hilltop towns, the vineyards of the north-west and the vast areas of forest and mountain which contain hundreds of walking routes as well as many other sporting opportunities.
At the heart of central Murcia is the capital city of Murcia itself, which has several shopping areas and centres, a selection of historic monuments, plenty of restaurants and characterful plazas and a busy programme of cultural activities and fiestas throughout the year. Cutting through the heart of the city is the River Segura, which leads back into the Ricote Valley, a lush area heavily cultivated by fruit growers.
There are a number of very small municipalities making up the central Murcia area, but the two which are most important are Torre Pacheco and the Murcia municipality itself surrounding the capital city.
Torre Pacheco itself is a modern town with good facilities, a large cultural centre and all of the conveniences local residents could expect, but is best known for the gated residential urbanisations built within it by Polaris World.
These residential tourist resorts offer purpose built accommodation for those who would like to live in an orderly urban area, and are attractively landscaped, security gated and built around Jack Nicklaus Golf Courses. The urbanisations are highly popular as choices for those seeking holiday accommodation, and although they all have a static population of all-year round residents, are busy only during the holiday season when the thousands of people who own holiday accommodation come out to enjoy their properties.
There are community pools and additional sporting facilities, as well as the signature golf courses and the resorts offer a secure environment, with a family atmosphere.
Resorts built by Polaris in this area:
Mar Menor Golf Resort
Las Terrazas de la Torre
El Valle Golf Resort
Accommodation varies from apartments, duplexes and town houses to detached villas, depending on resort, some with views over the golf courses, pools or landscaped areas, again depending on the type of accommodation sought.
The main city of Murcia is a major residential area for the Spanish, as are the orchard areas of the city which spread east towards the Alicante province.
The residential urbanisations which attract foreign buyers lie to the west of the city, on the main corridor heading towards the coast:
This resort was constructed as a high-end golf resort and has a superb club house and excellent course. Property on this resort is high-end and comprises a series of detached luxury villas set around the course.
Corvera Golf Resort
This offers a range of apartment accommodation around a golf course and is close to the new international Corvera airport. The airport is currently in its licensing phase, although there is doubt as to when it will actually open.