A vibrant community in Mallorca's rural heart #
Most people looking for property on Mallorca want to shop around to make sure they have landed in the perfect village for them to settle in. If you count yourselves among this crowd of shoppers, here’s what happened to a couple we met last week in Port Andratx
It turned out these people - let's call them Peter and Louise - manage a large property and have decades of experience crewing on yachts, working on estates and knowing that days off call for a total break from the Port. When I asked where they lived, they said they settled on a property in Sineu.
And this is their story #
Peter and Louise had looked around at several villages that have prices more moderate than coastline and went for Sineu because the house was in good working order, electrical wires and plumbing had just been replaced, and new stairs to the deck and a new pump for the pool been put in. The asking price was 245,000 €. After a bit of bargaining with sellers who were of advanced age, they settled on a price tag of 183,000 €. This was late Spring.
As the weather warmed, one weekend they were getting ready for an early turn-in because they thought Sineu was a sleepy village… This was the moment they found out the location came with an unexpected bonus.
Peter and Louise heard music and people laughing. Nothing upsetting, just sounded like people were having fun. Turns out that Sineu has a vibrant community that enjoys an impromptu gathering of camaraderie and merrymaking. They got dressed and joined the neighbours who welcomed them heartedly. Unexpectedly, nightlife in Sineu became fun for them.
Whatever time of year you buy, wherever you find yourself, there will be at least a few neighbours that help you feel welcome in your new community.
By Memphis Holland
22 July, 2019