Apart from the occasional purr of an executive-class car cruising past, Nueva Andalucía is the perfect area of the Coast where no noise filters through. This could be of course thanks to the location of the district, where immaculate golf courses cocoon and protect, blocking any noise pollution drifting in from the outside world. Perhaps you may hear the distant happy sounds of a family barbecue or pool party, or the collective contented sigh of a community living a peaceful life as it is meant to be lived, but otherwise silence reigns in Nueva Andalucía.
The wide, palm tree-lined boulevards wind past well-hidden villas and impeccably-maintained gardens, where you often catch little glimpses of shimmering turquoise swimming pools and grand driveways leading to modern, stylish villas. And this is no British-style estate with identikit houses and anaemic communal areas. In Nueva Andalucía, each villa has its own identity, design and proportions, so a cosy three-bedroom home might sit next door (cushioned of course by spacious gardens) to an eight-bedroom mansion. And as the name suggests, many of the homes and apartments in Nueva Andalucía have a traditional southern Spanish style of architecture, though there are plenty of minimalist, modern homes to choose from, too.
A popular neighbourhood with foreign residents, Nueva Andalucía is an area that has everything. There are schools nearby – including the well-known international school, Aloha College – and the Centro Plaza complex near the entrance to the estate is a great meeting point for residents to have a coffee or a spot of lunch in upmarket restaurants and chic cafés. Located just across the autovía is the world-famous Puerto Banús, with its designer boutiques, busy beaches and unrivalled nightlife.
Yes, Nueva Andalucía is the perfect location on the Costa del Sol for those looking for a quiet life, but not wanting to be too far removed from the action and amenities. Ensconced in a beautiful villa and with a view of lush green golf courses, palm trees, blue skies, mountains and the Med, Nueva Andalucía is definitely one of the most enviable areas of Southern Spain in which to live.