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[Sticky] The Expats Portugal Where To Live in Portugal Guide


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Expats Portugal is compiling the ultimate "Where to Live in Portugal Guide" and our members are welcome to contribute. Whether you are already living in Portugal or planning to move here, we have two simple surveys designed depending on where you are. Please select the survey that is best for you below if you would like to contribute. Thanks in advance.

I am planning to move to Portugal and want to contribute

I am already living in Portugal and happy to share my knowledge

 

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Done 👍

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So thrilled... over 200 responses so far. Keep 'em coming.

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We are seriously considering a historic house in Faro.  We have been to Portugal many times but can hardly call ourselves experts.  We are concerned that we are moving too fast, at the same time we have found a location and a house that we love that is slightly over budget but ticks  many boxes.  We previously lived in Spain for 20 years in a rustic country house which required alot of attention.  Age and or priorities have dramatically changed.  Comments welcome....

 

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@ness the historic centre of Faro has some wonderful properties, and it's been overlooked and undervalued in relative terms for some time.  Sounds like it could be a worthwhile move - hope it all goes well!

 

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@thomasribatejo Thanks for your reply.  Heartening and I agree as we now live in the historic centre of Faro which we find incredibly convenient and very Portuguese.

 

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@ness I'm delighted to hear that 😀 I remember looking longingly at some lovely places very near the Cathedral, +/- 8 years ago, but not having the money or chance to move, at that time.  So glad you've made it there!

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Hello neighbor. I also live in Faro, near the Alameda Garden. Did you buy a renovated house or are you renovating?

If I may ask what made you chose Faro? It is not a city chosen by many expats.

If I can be of any assistance to you let me know.

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@sonia we live in an apartment not far from you. We moved from an old renovated cortijo in Spain to Faro last year. It was mid pandemic and we felt it ticked lots of boxes at the time. We were down sizing and wanted a lock up and go. Everywhere else in the Algarve felt less Portuguese. Would love to meet up for a chat if you have time? 😀 

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Sure, we can set something up, I work until 6 pm, but if you want we can meet after dinner or in the weekend during the day. I’ll send you my email by private message.

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@ness hi, I know what you mean about moving too fast. Through a bit of serendipity a house has come up that I seem to be finding myself buying, I am not sure if I am sleepwalking. I have decided life is short and to just go with it, I hope you do too.

Faro is an interesting place and of course so central for everything, particularly transport. I dislike that it is flat; I always like to have hills around me, which is one reason I wouldn’t choose it, these things are so individual. I think it would make a really good base and it has a good feel of things going on there, I think having the university brings in young people, too.

I think I said somewhere else, a financier told me Faro is up and coming, so it would also be a good investment perhaps. Good luck!

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