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Where to live on the Silver Coast
We are Dave and Jan and have recently joined the forum. We are planning to spend 6-8 months in Portugal and 4-6 months in the UK and are interested in living on the Silver Coast. We are visiting in a few weeks time and are staying in Caldas da Rainha. We would prefer to be within 60 mins of Lisbon airport. Could anyone make some recommendations as to where we should look/visit?
Thanks Dave & Jan
Assuming you aren't EU citizens you might need to review the time you plan on spending in each country, there are conditions attached to a Portuguese resident's permit that require a minimum amount of time spent in Portugal. What you are planning doesn't comply with those conditions (unless you're coming here on the golden visa).
I can't help with suggested areas to look at in that area, other than don't look north of Caldas if you want to be within 60 minutes of Lisbon.
Hi Dave and Jan,
My name is Colin and I have 2 weeks ago moved to Quinta Bom Sucesso on the wonderful Obidos Lagoon. I highly recommend the south side of the lagoon it is very peaceful and there are many expats here and they are so friendly.
If you want when in Caldas look me up I will show you around Tel; 961655279
We're also looking at villages/towns on the Silver Coast or slightly inland. We've liked Casicais and Ericeira on previous visits. Hoping to find a place where we don't need to own a car, so rail and bus connections to Lisbon would be cool--or at least a car rental office! We are from California but my wife's mother was born in Portugal so we are hoping that gives us points! We like expats, but don't want to be someplace where they veer on outnumbering the locals! An old style town center with small shops like meat markets and cheese shops and old architecture is a must. Any suggestions?