CHOICE OF ALGARVE (EAST AND WEST), LISBON / CASCAIS / ESTORIL AND THE SILVER COAST.
Today’s seniors or retirees are mostly independent, active individuals who seek to retain their independence and autonomy for as long as possible. The accommodation and lifestyle solutions they seek must match their personal situation, preference and approach to life.
Algarve Senior Living is a premier provider of permanent, long-stay and winter accommodation for seniors, and a leader in relocation services for retirees. For our customers and guests, this means access to a range of options, across a variety of locations, a range of activities and specialist retirement and related services through our extensive partner network. Most importantly, our exclusive focus on the senior or retiree demographic means that your accommodation options are suitable and well considered for the senior market. From locations within walking distance of amenities and transport, to accessible, single floor properties or apartments served by elevators, to environments within existing multi-lingual, expatriate communities, we have made it easier to find and occupy a new home.
Customers should understand that the term "senior living” is not interchangeable with "old age home” or "assisted living”. Nor does the term "senior” or "retiree” or "50+” automatically imply an exclusive focus on dependent customers. On the contrary: 90% of our clients, seniors typically aged 50 or more, are mostly independent, active individuals, although we also have access to assisted living, domiciliary care, and full-time care solutions. We are thus able to cater for a range of customers at any stage of their pre-retirement or retirement.
Our business has access to a range of accommodation and real estate options covering the entire Algarve from the Spanish border at Vila Real de Santo António, to the very west near Sagres. Our most popular options (from west to east) include Lagos, Portimão/Alvor/Ferragudo, Carvoeiro, Albufeira, Vilamoura/Quarteira, Vale do Lobo/Almancil, Loulé/São Brás de Alportel and Tavira.
In Lisbon, we focus on anything from historical districts such as Lapa, Bairro Alto and Chiado, the modern Expo area, the new suburbs of the city (Avenidas Novas), and west to Restelo. Further west, we offer excellent coverage of the "Linha” extending to the ever-popular Estoril and Cascais neighbourhoods.
On the Silver coast our options are concentrated around the popular locations of Peniche, Caldas/Óbidos/Foz do Arelho, São Martinho do Porto and Nazaré. Although we have access to traditional properties, our focus in this region is increasingly on modern, comfortable options, well prepared and insulated to deal with the windier Atlantic climate.
The locations which we have selected allow you to experience the country, lifestyle and people before making a permanent move. Even if you cannot or do not yet wish to move abroad permanently, you can spend one or more months every year at your home away from home. Our extensive rental-based options give you flexibility and peace of mind. Stay with us if you have your heart set on buying a property but are just not sure where and how, or want to spend some time experiencing what life will be like, before taking the plunge. It is important to set client expectations correctly, namely that in Southern Europe, the concept of a "senior living village” is in its infancy and that "communities” are created, not by seniors living in the same condominium "village” but in selecting villages or towns where like-minded people live. The community is thus built by the interaction of people sharing similar interests or activities.
Below you will find a non-exhaustive list of some of the main destinations we cover, as well as information about each, including examples of rental properties and properties to buy. Where possible, we have pointed out our suggested try-before-you-decide location, which allows you to live in your own serviced accommodation (apartment or small villa/cottage) while you explore the respective region.